Zucchini Tian

Zucchini Tian

Finally, our little tiny northern Arizona town has successfully hosted a farmers market. It ain't high class, but it ain't white trash, and it's definitely not wild or crazy ... but it's managed to draw locals and tourists for three solid months now, and there's talk of extending it through October.

Braised Sweet Corn Salad

Braised Sweet Corn Salad

Technically, I am not a hoarder. The tangible cookbooks I do have rest comfortably on shelves or stacked in neat piles on tables, and the myriads of digital books are categorized specifically on my tablet. But the sheer volume of them, fellow food lover ... well, let's not split hairs here.

Eggs Poached in South Indian Purgatory

Eggs Poached in South Indian Purgatory

My friend Connie does not like a runny egg. She's adamant about avoiding raw egg yolks (she would hate the Sukiyaki my boss made me that one time) but isn't happy about viewing over-easy or soft-boiled eggs either - and my Instagram/Facebook feeds are FULL of them.

Pan-Fried Brook Trout with Herbed Parsnip and Carrot Hash

Pan-Fried Brook Trout with Herbed Parsnip and Carrot Hash

Living in a rather secluded and arid neck of the woods, I can't think of anything more exciting than being gifted with fresh fish. Truthfully, it happens to me more often than is fair, compared to other folks in town, because my boss is a fisherman. There's never a shortage of striped bass from Lake Powell, but I also tend to receive fresh cod and halibut when he visits Alaska (usually once a year), fresh red snapper, shrimp and oysters when he visits the Big Boss down on the Gulf of Louisiana, and most recently, fresh brook trout from cold-water creeks in Southern Utah.