Recipe: Ratatouille with Basil, Parsley and Fennel

Ratatouille is a perfect late summer dish, when eggplant, tomato and zucchini are coming in heavy. Fun to prepare, beautiful to serve and simply delicious. In this recipe we include fennel frond for an added anise kick. INGREDIENTS 2-4 eggplants 2-4 zucchini and/or summer squash 6 tomatoes 1 onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, plus 1…

Recipe: Berry Vinaigrette with Basil and Shiso

This simple vinaigrette recipe is perfect for summer salads. Here I use blueberries because the flavors of blueberry and anise meld wonderfully in your mouth. But you could substitute blackberries, raspberries or even huckleberries. Shiso adds a layer of complexity to this vinaigrette with its hints of mint, cinnamon and cumin. Tossing a few extra…

Recipe: Basil Hummus

A fresh take on a favorite dip. This recipe pays tribute to August on the Palouse, for the chickpeas that are soon to be harvested and the basil that is growing like a weed. Simple, refreshing, delicious. An excellent appetizer or a delicious source of protein in sandwiches. INGREDIENTS: 16 ounces cooked chickpeas, drained 2…

Recipe: Roasted Garden Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Freshly dug potatoes deserve fresh picked herbs. I roasted these with fresh chopped marjoram, sweet marjoram, basil and parsley, then turned on the broiler for a crisp finish. INGREDIENTS 6 medium sized potatoes, diced 3 Tablespoons fresh chopped herbs 1-2 Tablespoons oil Salt and pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 375F Spread the diced potatoes…