Pescadero Days.

image_2Last weekend, Nick and I took a drive up the coast to a tiny town called Pescadero. We went on a small hike, enjoyed the cliffsides alongside the ocean and stopped into the popular Harley Farms Goat Dairy. Harley Farms has hundred of goats and makes all sorts of delicious treats to enjoy as a result.

image_9(Plain goat cheese with edible flowers- we got this, it was out of this world good)

 image_4(Goat cheese truffles? Yes, please!)

image_10(You can’t see it here but they have light green eggs!)

image_13(We tasted this spicy mint olive oil which was tasty on a piece of sourdough)

image_14(Goat cheese soaked in olive oil and sun dried tomatoes. I didn’t try this but will consider it when we go back)

image_7Everything there was so quaint and beautifully presented. The people were extra friendly and we had an overall wonderful experience there. We even got to see some of the baby goats try to climb up a slanted piece of wood with very little luck. If you ever find yourself in Pescadero, you should stop into Harley Farms.


Vegetarian Summer Toast.

The best part about cooking in the Spring and Summer months is all of the fresh vegetables that we have available at our local farmers markets. I love making breakfast sandwiches and have experimented with all kinds of basic ingredients in order to find that perfect mix of sweet and savory. This recipe was created out of one of those experiments and I must say it is as delicious as it is simple to make!

Vegetarian Summer Recipe(Thickly slice a loaf of your favorite Rustic bread)

Vegetarian Summer Recipe(Mix a spoonful of goat cheese with a spoonful of ricotta cheese- this makes the goat cheese much easier to spread)

Vegetarian Summer Recipe(Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Toss mushrooms and red pepper slices with olive oil and sea salt. Cook for approximately 10 minutes)

Vegetarian Summer Recipe(Toast the bread slices and spread the cheese mixture on each slice)

Vegetarian Summer Recipe(Top with roasted vegetables, a drizzle of honey and a sprig of basil)

This is quite simply the easiest meal to make and serves well as a breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Heart Beet Salad

It’s super important to fill your body with delicious and healthy food when you can. I love salads because I can mix and match whatever I want. Here is a simple salad that I made last night!

(Place uncooked beets in a baking dish with orange slices surrounding them. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and add one cup of water. Cook for 45 minutes at 400 degrees)

(Slice radishes will you wait for the beets to cook)

(Slice a citrus of your choice, I love oranges)

(Put it all on a bed of lettuce and add some goat cheese crumbles)

Make sure you dress with a vinagrette, I made a lime ginger basil which was super simple and very delicious!