Blog: The Place to Dish with Fellow Foodies

Wherever I go, I sample the local cuisine, taste the regional wine and cocktails, and prowl for the best culinary products. Back at home, I experiment with my own food and beverage concoctions. Sometimes I travel with specific ingredients and tools so I can cook special dishes for family and friends. And nothing gets my creative juices flowing like holidays and entertaining. Sound familiar? If so, maybe my favorite discoveries, realizations, and recipes will inspire your own adventures, and you’ll want to share them here.

Stranded Foodie Heirloom Tomato and Basil Tart Recipe


Heirloom tomatoes… don’t you just love them? Whether you have them on a sandwich, or in a salad, they are one of my favorite things to enjoy from the garden. I just love their fresh juicy, and flavorful taste, and how colorful [Read more…]

Fresh Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe from Stranded Foodie 


I’m on a bruschetta kick and I have some gorgeous heirloom tomatoes which will be perfect for today’s recipe. My inspiration came from one of my favorite Bay Area Italian restaurants which serves this simple delectable tomato and [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Creamy, Lemony, Potato Salad with Fresh Peas and Dill


English peas are finally in season. Yea! They are sweet and delectable right out of their cute little pods. But I bought so many (I could’t resist!) so I’m going to add some into my creamy style potato salad. This potato salad is pretty decadent [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Parmigiano-Reggiano Roasted Asparagus with Pine Nuts


When spring arrives, I just can’t get enough fresh asparagus. I love, love, love it! I find that it’s especially irresistible when roasted in the oven. But when you add a nice dusting of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and sprinkle on some pine nuts with their nutty taste, you get one of my favorite ways to enjoy asparagus. Why I [Read more…]

Creamy Fresh Asparagus Soup Recipe from Stranded Foodie


I just love when spring comes around. Not only is the weather getting warmer, but it’s finally California asparagus season. I’m finding huge bundles of big spears in all my local markets. I can’t resist buying some every few days. And that means it’s time for [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Naughty but Nice Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and Panko Bread Crumb Topping


With the holidays fast approaching, I just had to share this recipe for these naughty but nice cheesy scalloped potatoes. They are amazing on their own, but I had some leftover Honey Baked ham, so I added lots of pieces to the potatoes and [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Roasted Baby Fingerling Potatoes with Blue Cheese and Bacon


I just love roasted fingerling potatoes. So simple with it’s crispy exterior and creamy interior…  it’s just one of life’s best foodie pleasures. I’m always looking for ways to include them into dishes, so I figured, why not add some flavorful blue cheese like my favorite Point Reyes Bay Blue. Then, I’ll add some [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Fresh Corn with Asparagus and Herbs


I found some incredibly fresh corn at my market today, so I though I would saute it up with a touch of butter and olive oil, some asparagus, and a touch of red onion and herbs. Nothing fancy, but so easy and full of fresh taste. If you have the time, you can roast the corn and asparagus on the grill for a [Read more…]

Cauliflower Gratin Recipe from Stranded Foodie


One of my favorite winter dishes is a creamy and comforting Provencal gratin. Starting with a roux, then a classic béchamel sauce, and then adding a nice helping of Gruyere and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses to make a deeply flavorful dish. I add a [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Breakfast Potatoes


Valentine’s Day may be over for this year, but I’m in the mood for a good romantic breakfast this weekend. And that includes some crispy delectable breakfast potatoes. With a hint of onion, I just love how easy it is to whip [Read more…]