Open-faced Smoked Salmon and Avocado

A fresh Californian twist with avocado and citrus that takes inspiration from classic bagels and lox.  Try this for a light and tasty treat! What You’ll Need: 3 firm-ripe medium avocados, diced 2 medium scallions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped and additional whole leaves for garnish 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons fresh lime… Continue reading Open-faced Smoked Salmon and Avocado

Grilled Figs with Mascarpone Cream and Balsamic Vinegar

This delicious dish is perfect for all those end-of-summer nights.  You can also do this with other stone fruits, such as peaches, nectarines or plums—it’s up to you! What You’ll Need: 1 pound fresh figs (cut in half) 1 8oz mascarpone cream at room temperature 2 tablespoons of cream 1 keeping tablespoon of powdered sugar… Continue reading Grilled Figs with Mascarpone Cream and Balsamic Vinegar

Dishing up Recipes: Tuscan Tuna Salad

If you’re looking for a light summer lunch, you’ve come to the right place.  This dish may be light, but it’s simple to make and packed with flavor! What You’ll Need: 3 cans of tuna in olive oil 3 celery stalks, finely chopped ½ purple onion, finely chopped 2 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped ½ can… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Tuscan Tuna Salad

Dishing up Recipes: Ceviche

Looking for a light and refreshing summer dish?  Try our ceviche!  It’s not only easy to prepare, but it won’t weigh you down in the heat! What You’ll Need: 3-5 pounds fresh fish (look for local caught Seabass or Halibut and cut into small cubes) 2-3 cups fresh squeezed lime juice 1 teaspoon sea salt… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Ceviche

Dishing up Recipes: Asian- and Latin-Infused Flank Steak

You’ll love this easy, but delectable summer recipe.  Try it with skirt steak or sirloin – a definite crowd-pleaser! What You’ll Need: 2-3 lbs. flank steak 2 Tablespoons olive oil ½ cup soy sauce Fresh juice from 2-3 limes 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped What to Do: Clean and pat flank… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Asian- and Latin-Infused Flank Steak

Dishing up Recipes: Stuffed Artichokes

Artichokes are as Californian as it gets, and a great staple for the summer!  Enjoy this recipe as an appetizer or a hearty side dish – the possibilities are endless! What You’ll Need 3 large artichokes 1 tablespoon salt, plus ½ teaspoon 4 tablespoons lemon juice 4 ripe Roma tomatoes, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Stuffed Artichokes

Dishing Up Recipes: Lemon Creme Brulee Tart with Fresh Raspberries

This fresh dessert is perfect for those long summer nights.  Absolutely scrumptious! What You’ll Need: Crust 1 cup unbleached flour ¼ cup powdered sugar 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes 4 teaspoons whipping cream Pinch of salt Lemon Filling ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar ¾ cup whipping cream 4 large egg… Continue reading Dishing Up Recipes: Lemon Creme Brulee Tart with Fresh Raspberries