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My Favorite Fare from the Gourmet Food Corner

Food glorious food! Summer is an unbeatable time of year for entertaining; outdoor barbeques or just kicking it on your own patio with a pal. If you are anything like me, when it comes to food I’m a sucker for the best… A mug for the specialty snack… a pushover for the locally grown [...]

2018-10-24T11:00:36-08:00By |Food|0 Comments

Summer BBQ Side Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Complement your main BBQ entree with these summer side recipes created by Chef Rich Mead and Chef Allen of Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens. BBQ Baked Beans INGREDIENTS: ¼ pound bacon, diced 1 medium onion, diced 4 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 lb. dried cannellini beans, washed & picked over to remove debris or dark-colored beans [...]

Salsa & Relish Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Add a kick to your summer entrees with these quick and simple salsa and relish recipes created by Chef Rich Mead and Chef Allen of Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens. Strawberry Relish INGREDIENTS: 4 Cup Fresh Strawberries (chopped) ½ Red Onion (finely chopped) 1 Jalapeno (finely chopped) ¼ Cup Fresh Basil, Chiffonade Juice of 2 Limes [...]

Wild Salmon Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

The benefits of using wild salmon compared to farm raised salmon is immeasurable. Wild caught fish are widely thought to be the healthier choice, but the flavor profiles are extremely different as well. The information here is about the environmental and health advantages of wild salmon, as well as showcasing some incredible recipes that highlight [...]

Cooking with Grain Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Tehachapi Farms Sonora/Red Fife Blend Oatmeal Raisin Cookies INGREDIENTS: 2 cups Sonora/Red Fife Blend Flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 cup (8 oz.) unsalted butter – softened 1 cup brown sugar (dark), firmly packed 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 3 cups oats (not instant) ¾ cup [...]

Spring Salad Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Balsamic Vinaigrette [su_spacer size="10"][su_spacer] INGREDIENTS: [su_spacer size="10"][su_spacer] Makes about 1 cup [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer] ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer] ¼ cup balsamic vinegar [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer] Salt [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer] Fresh-ground pepper [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer] Optional Extras: spoonful of mustard, minced shallots, minced garlic, minced fresh herbs, teaspoon dried herbs, spoonful of honey or brown sugar [su_spacer [...]

Braising Recipes | Cooking with Chef Rich Mead

[su_spacer][su_spacer][/su_spacer] Zinfandel Braised Beef Short Ribs [su_spacer][su_spacer][/su_spacer] INGREDIENTS: [su_spacer][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 1-½ lbs. boneless beef short ribs [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 2 carrots [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 3 stalks of celery [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 1 brown onion [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 3 bay leaves [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 1 leek [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 2 sprigs rosemary [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 1 tbs. black peppercorns [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 2-½ cup Zinfandel [...]

Weiser Farm Potato Recipes | Cooking with Chef Rich Mead

Roast Satsumaimo Sweet Potato with Apple Cider Molasses Glaze [su_spacer] Apple Cider Molasses Glaze [su_spacer] INGREDIENTS: [su_spacer] 2 cups apple cider vinegar [su_spacer size="0"] ½ cup soy sauce – we use low sodium [su_spacer size="0"] 2/3 cup honey [su_spacer size="0"] 1 tbs. chopped ginger [su_spacer size="0"] 1 tbs. chopped garlic [su_spacer size="0"] 1/3 cup molasses [...]

Entertaining Guide for the Holidays

Holiday Entertaining Guide Holiday gathering is so much more than the meal itself. It’s how we pass on traditions from one generation to the next. It’s how we nourish our souls and honor our history. Formal or casual, holiday entertaining is all about family and friendship. In this [...]

Goat Cheese Potato “Lasagna”

INGREDIENTS: 5 lbs. Red New Potatoes 1 qt. Heavy Cream 10 oz. Goat Cheese 1-1/2 cups Parmesan cheese - grated 2 Tbs. Garlic ½ bunch Italian Parsley - chopped Salt and fresh ground pepper PROCEDURE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cream with chopped garlic. Thinly slice potatoes – preferably on a mandolin. Let the [...]