Category Archives: Kay’s Casual Recipes

Casual Recipe for Caramelized Strawberries and Oranges

To Refresh and Delight Both Your Eyes and Taste Buds …

Oranges and Strawberries.

This spectacular and naturally sweet combination of fruits can easily adapt to serve and please you year-round, depending on what’s currently in season. Just combine and/or replace one kind for the other as needed. And if caramelizing sugar either freaks you out or is a step you don’t have time for at the moment, you can always easily dress the arranged fruit with only a tablespoon of sugar stirred to dissolve in the Grand Marnier with a little fresh lemon juice for balance. Then the reserved orange juices could always embellish flutes of sparkling wine for making mimosas to keep everyone in high spirits!

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Casual Recipe for Creamed Leeks and Potatoes

To Celebrate Spring Baby Vegetables …

Diced potatoes.

What could be more heavenly? These are just the basic proportions, so feel free to double the recipe. I always do! And besides simply reheating any intentional extras later, just to keep things lively, you can always combine them with good broth to simmer and then purée together for an instant version of that comforting classic, leek and potato soup. Ta da!

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Casual Recipe for Asparagus and Prosciutto Plus

For a Palate Pleasing Treat …

Meyer Lemon and Rosemary.

There’s nothing new about just wrapping slices of prosciutto around asparagus spears. But when you further embellish such ready companions with these quick additions, this classic combo evolves from delicious to simply divine. We had it the other night as a first course before hot bowls of creamed leek and potato soup, but you could easily make a meal of it. And for a further match made in heaven, might I suggest a loaf of Meyer Lemon Rosemary bread from Petaluma’s own Della Fattoria to round things out nicely?

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