A Few of My Favorite Things — June Edition

by Dorothy Reinhold on June 27, 2011

Print This Post Print This Post Dew drops on kale leaves in the Shockinglydelicious garden

1. Dew drops on my kale leaves, complete with bug holes! Now THAT’s organic!

2. These gorgeous Rose Cookies at Iambaker. She says they are best on day 4! (Imagine cookies lasting four days at your house!) I want every color of the rainbow.

Mason Cash Orange Cranberry Scone Mix

Orange Cranberry Scones

3. Mason Cash Cranberry Orange Scone Mix! Perfect.

4. I love brevity AND people’s stories. Have you seen the Six-Word Memoirs? Brilliant!

Here’s my instant memoir:

Cook, serve, eat, clean up. Repeat.
Breakfast barely over. Dreaming of lunch!

5. Speaking of people’s stories, if your house was burning, what would you take with you? These snippets and photos are a whole interview condensed into one question, at The Burning House.

6. And one more garden thing I love — when the sugar snap peas are flowering and setting. Good eating awaits!

Sugar snap peas in the Shockinglydelicious garden

Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars

Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars

7. The Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars from Quyen at KitchenRunway.com. I like them without the cinnamon, but suit yourself. Just make them. And then share them so you don’t eat them all.

8. The new Facebook pages I just made for the greens-growing company I am doing some work for. Check out (and LIKE! Please LIKE!) all three of these pages. I’ll be guiding you to some delicious ways to eat your greens in the coming months.
Cut `n Clean Greens
San Miguel Produce
Jade Asian Greens

9. Safest Choice Eggs, which use a new technology to pasteurize fresh eggs in the shell, so you can make a runny fried egg without fearing salmonella. Genius!

10. And I’ll leave you with this quick idea for a Portobello Mushroom Burger, from my pal Nena L. She got the idea from a cooking class at  the California Health & Longevity Institute at the Four Seasons in Westlake Village, Calif.

Nena’s Marinated Portobello Burgers

  • 4 big ‘shrooms
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic (she used more)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (she used regular pepper because no cayenne in the house)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (she used 2)

Marinate ‘shrooms an hour or two, grill them, serve with sliced Provolone, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and sliced red onion on a whole wheat bun.


Serves 4.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Valentina June 28, 2011 at 11:45 pm

I love this! Kale is on my favorite things list, too! Lovely to see you over the weekend! I’m off to check out your FB Greens page now! 🙂


Priscilla-ShesCookin June 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm

#1 perfect! That’s what my organic garden looks like – darn snails. And Quyen’s salted caramel bars – I have to be happy that I nibbled on a few at Day CBA, cannot have a tray of those in the house!


Sippitysup June 28, 2011 at 8:44 am

Kale would make my list too. GREG


Kim June 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Wow, look at those pretty peas!!!!

I can’t believe it’s already June. Wait… Friday, it’ll be JULY. Where did all the time go?

Hope you’re enjoying your summer!


P.S. I have a wonton soup post up… with baby bok choy in it. 🙂


Kelli June 27, 2011 at 1:42 pm

#1 Favorite thing is one of mine too I’m @crazy4kale
#2 Rose Cookies at Iambaker. Amanda is a friend of mine and made 120 of these beautiful rose cookies for my Mom’s memorial service this month, delivered them to me all with 4 little children (one being a brand new baby!!) She is amazing and so were the cookies.

I love your instant memoir!

I did “Like” all of the FB produce pages 🙂 great products.
#10 just went to a dinner party where they served Portobello Mushroom burgers with roasted red pepper and goat cheese. They were Fabulous!!


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