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Recipe of the Week: Garden Fresh Tomato Tarte Tatin

Recipe of the Week: Garden Fresh Tomato Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is an upside-down tart of apples or other fruit. According to the website WhatsCookingAmerica, legend has it that Tarte Tartin originated in France: Two French sisters, Carolina (1847-1911) and Stephine Tatin (1838-1917), created the tart. The sisters lived in Lamotte-Beuvron, a small rural town in the Loire Valley of France, owned and ran the […]

Ventura College Community College Board introduces Dr. Greg Gillespie chancellor

Ventura College Community College Board introduces Dr. Greg Gillespie chancellor

The public is invited to welcome reception Tuesday, July 11 The Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees will introduce Dr. Greg Gillespie as permanent chancellor during a brief welcome reception Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 4:30-4:45 p.m., prior to the Board of Trustees meeting.  The public is invited to join the Board of […]

Recipe of the Week: Pickled Beets

Recipe of the Week: Pickled Beets

  Yum!  Pickling summer’s harvest in a delicious way! Ingredients: 6 large red beets salt to taste (optional) 2 cups “reserved water” from cooked beets 1/2 cup vinegar 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ginger Directions: Wash beets with soap and water and rinse thoroughly.  Place beets in a cooking […]

Recipe of the Week: Fresh Plum Galette

Recipe of the Week: Fresh Plum Galette

              Photos by Randolph Graham   Randolph Graham: When plums are ripe they are a true flavor flash. Whether they are yellow, scarlet, or purple, look for ripeness by holding them in the palm of your hand. Plums should feel heavy and have a little give at one end. […]

Recipe of the Week: Really Easy Salmon

Recipe of the Week: Really Easy Salmon

  Something easy for those hot summer nights Take your piece of salmon and cut it into portion-sized pieces.  Take a piece of foil big enough to place your salmon in, with enough room at the top to make a tent of the foil  — you are giving the fish enough room to poach itself.  […]

Recipe of the Week: Three-Cheese Lasagna

Recipe of the Week: Three-Cheese Lasagna

Randolph Graham: I was going to call this recipe “Three-Cheese, Three-Layer Lasagna with Burnt Marinara.” What? you might ask. Let me explain. Robin makes a wonderful marinara sauce that takes a couple of hours to reduce down and is amazing. Is it burnt? Kinda-sorta. Maybe. I prefer to say it is slow-roasted on the stovetop. This […]

Recipe of the Week: Hot Artichoke Dip

Recipe of the Week: Hot Artichoke Dip

  Something tasty for entertaining on those summer nights Ingredients: 1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped (frozen spinach can be substituted as pictured) 1 can (4 oz.) Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 cup Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip 1 tomato, chopped 2 green onions, chopped   Directions: Mix all ingredients except tomato and onions. Spoon […]

Recipe of the Week: Tortellini Spinach Mushroom Skillet for Two

Recipe of the Week: Tortellini Spinach Mushroom Skillet for Two

Randolph Graham: A simple pan sauce, pasta, and fresh vegetables are just what you need on a hot summer day. This nutritious recipe barely heats up the kitchen and is easy to prepare. What could be better for a mid-week dinner for you and your family? Serve with a fresh loaf of French bread and this […]

Recipe of the Week: Peach Cobbler

Recipe of the Week: Peach Cobbler

The joy of summer fruit is soon upon us! Ingredients: 4 pounds ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced into 1/2 inch      thick wedges (about 12 cups) 1 cup sugar (to be divided; 2/3 cup & 1/3 cup) 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca 1-1/2 tablespoons grated lemon peel 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1 […]

Recipe of the Week – Classic Macaroni Salad

Recipe of the Week – Classic Macaroni Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup mayonnaise 2 Tablespoons vinegar 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 8 ounce elbow macaroni, cooked and drained 1 cup sliced celery 1 cup chopped green or red bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped red onion   Directions:  Combine first 6 ingredients and mixing well. Stir in […]