Author Archive for Valerie Mitchell

Apricot Brie Flatbread Recipe

Apricot Brie Flatbread Recipe

Apricots are one of the best things about Summer! I enjoy dried apricots and apricot jam year round, but always get excited when California apricots are ripe and plentiful. They are sweet with a tasty touch of tartness. Apricot Brie…

12 Easy No Pectin Jam Recipes

12 Easy No Pectin Jam Recipes

When it comes to jam, homemade is the choice for me! The fresh fruit flavor is so much better than mass produced commercial jams that use ingredients I’d never use at home. Simple recipes using high quality fruit at it’s…

Best of the Orange County Food Scene

Best of the Orange County Food Scene

Here in Orange County, we’ve got a fantastic selection when it comes to eating out. Eateries around the county serve up a delicious assortment of trend setting foods and drinks along with old favorites. Orange Coast Magazine chose their favorites…

Strawberry Chickpea Salad

Strawberry Chickpea Salad

Looking for a no-cook, easy lunch or dinner? A strawberry chickpea salad fits the bill. It’sĀ also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. We are in the middle of a heatwave. When the weather is hot, the last thing I want to do…