Blackberries, Blue Cheese & Endive Appetizer

Endive leaf scoops filled with blue cheese and blackberries - recipe.

Endive appetizer with blue cheese and blackberries, drizzled with a blackberry sauce. Summer demands easy entertaining and food that refreshes. I'm generally carrying a fan around the house to stay cool on days the San Francisco fog stays out at sea (I have a svelte little tower model by Wexford that I love), and have loads of things I'd rather do than slave in a hot kitchen for hours on end during the hottest part of the day. So on days that sizzle, when friends stop by for a casual ...

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Endive and Apple Soup

endive and apple soup

A nourishing soup of endive with surprise accents of apple and blue cheese.   One of the best things about eating out is being inspired by some dish I've tried. I find myself in bed that night starting to create my own riff, ideas ricocheting like popcorn inside my head as I toy with flavor combinations and preparation methods; all the ...

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Braised Endive and Fennel Gratin

comforting, casserole of braised endive and fennel, cooking for a crowd

Light but comforting casserole of braised endive layered with fennel in a gratin that can be served year-round. Meeting holiday expectations can be hard. Sometimes the expectations (and hopes) we have around holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentines, take such an idealistic shape thanks to the messages we get on TV, in movies, and all around us, that unless we have a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving, ...

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Grilled Pear, Fig and Endive Flatbread

grilled pear, fig, and endive flatbread

Hearty appetizer of grilled pears, figs and endive arranged on flatbread and topped with ricotta and blue cheese. At least once a month here, I'll be showcasing a farm or ranch where I've been lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes tour,  along with a recipe I've created to highlight their "product". Thanks to being in the San Francisco Professional Food Society (and on their Board), and volunteering and doing ...

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