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Category: Sides

Pureed Kabocha Soup

Kabocha & Fennel Soup

I love this Kabocha & Fennel Soup! It is sweet, creamy a bit spicy and so satisfying. The preparation has several steps but it is not a difficult recipe. Start with a good vegetable stock. I always say this but the stock comprises half of the ingredients so it needs

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Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Egg Noodles

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Egg Noodles

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Egg Noodles is an updated version of my Grandmother’s Cabbage and Noodles recipe which called for lots of butter and cooked for hours and hours. I wanted to come up with a healthier, quicker version which would capture all of the goodness of the original

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Green Beans with Garlic and Hazelnuts

If you are looking for a healthy side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, this is a good one. Green Beans with Garlic and Hazelnuts is the perfect addition to your table. A healthy option for your Thanksgiving dinner spread Because it is not heavy with cream or butter, just some

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Creamy Mushroom Toast

Creamy Mushrooms on Grilled Bread

Ahhhh… Creamy Mushrooms on Grilled Bread… just try not to make it and eat it everyday… First, sauté a bunch of mushrooms with garlic, thyme and some half and half, next, take a big slice of fresh ciabatta bread then grill it until golden and crisp. And lastly, pile the mushrooms

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Roasted Cauliflower with Spices

Roasted Cauliflower with Spices

The thing I love about cauliflower is its uncanny ability to absorb other flavors – take on other personalities like Sybil. It hides in the background letting other spices, flavors and ingredients take over. But don’t feel sorry for the lowly cauliflower especially this Roasted Cauliflower with Spices. It has

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tomato, mozarella and fig salad

Tomato, Mozzarella and Fig Salad

This is one heck of an easy salad to make. It relies on very fresh summer produce which happens to be all around, whether at a farmers market or at a local grocery store. So many types of heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes or Roma tomatoes at their peak of ripeness.

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Lemon Dijon Potato Salad

Lemon Dijon Potato Salad

My goal was to come up with a potato salad that wasn’t heavy with mayonnaise and would be a great side dish to serve with salmon or burgers or a green salad. Lemon Dijon Potato Salad is a bright flavored side dish with layers of deliciousness. Lemon, Dijon mustard, vinegar,

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Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

There is such an abundance of zucchini throughout the summer, and endless possibilities for preparing it. The recipe for these Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms uses the beautiful yellow blossoms as well as the small vegetable attached at the base. Just the idea of cooking and eating flowers makes me so happy!

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Bacon and Red Onion Tart on a black plate and wood cutting board

Bacon and Red Onion Tart

Bacon and Red Onion Tart is indulgent but so what. It is a great appetizer to serve at a party with cocktails. I know it seems like we will never be entertaining again but its going to happen at some point!! So we didn’t have any guests over when I made

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Italian Tricolore Salad in a white bowl with italian bread on the side

Italian Tricolore Salad

A classic Italian dish. This Tricolore Salad is definitely one of my favorites. Tricolore refers to the three colors of lettuce: radicchio, arugula and endive. It is a salad made of three bitter lettuces or chicories. Similar to my Radicchio Salad which consists of just the one lettuce (chicory), this

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Introducing a collaboration between
Culver City Farmers Market
and My Studio Kitchen.
In my weekly visits to the market,
I’ll be checking out the fresh produce
from the farmers as well as the fish,
bread and cheese vendors to see
what’s new and what’s in season.
Then I’ll share my quick and easy
recipes with you. I’m hoping you will
find inspiration to try new recipes
and experiment with
new ingredients as well.







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