Author Archives: Charley Carlin

Tibetan Monks Sacred Art 2015 Tour of the Central Coast

The Sacred Art of the Drepung Gomang Monastery A group of Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery Art Tour of 2015 is arriving in Central California for a four week stay, April 13 – May 8. They will be … Continue reading

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Summer Bean Salad

The Summer Bean Salad is very simple, easy to create, and tastes so nice. It has been a favorite for many of our guests and for me it is a good lunch now and then. Just Chop, gently mix and … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Rice or Plain Rice Too!

Oddly it comes up that people eat rice at my house and then ask for the recipe. I wondered about this one, however, I want to be of service with my cooking and recipes so I am sharing them all. … Continue reading

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Triple Olive Tapenade

This one has been a rip roaring raving success at all our dinner parties lately! It is as simple as it sounds and can be whipped up in short order. So give this one a try. Can of Black Olives … Continue reading

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Learn another language for free!

Every once and awhile I come across an incredible tool that I must share with everyone. Duolingo is just such a tool. To communicate with another person we need a common language. Did you ever want to learn another language? … Continue reading

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Our April 2014 Flowers

The Roses and the Iris hit wonderful notes this April surrounding us with the beauty of mother nature everywhere we look. We are so grateful. I see little tomato flowers too. Can’t wait for those big vine ripened tomatoes, and … Continue reading

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Charley’s Kitchen – Six Bean Salad

Here in Charley’s Kitchen I took my Summer Bean Recipe and modified it for a larger batch and added a few twists. This recipe can be modified at will. For instance Anet does not care for the butter beans, so … Continue reading

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Moroccan Crockpot Stew

Charley’s Kitchen Version of Moroccan Stew While at one of our favorite local restaurants, Fig Good Food, I tried a dish of Moroccan Stew. I liked it a lot and found myself ordering it again and again. Well, I went to the … Continue reading

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Cherry Rice

Charley’s Cherry Rice Well as luck would have it, I wandered into a Mediterranean restaurant in Lake Elsinore, CA, King Kabob. So I tried the saffron rice and lamb and loved it! Came back and tried the Chicken Kabob and Saffron … Continue reading

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Texas Pecan Pie

This is it the Texas Pecan Pie by Anet Carlin that will knock your socks off. Enjoy!Make a crust of the following:2 1/4 cups of flour1 tsp of salt3/4 C of vegetable oil or corn oil….no canola or olive1/4 C … Continue reading

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