Spinach Salad with Sweet Peas, Strawberries, and Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

The Food ‘n Flix feature film for July was Popeye (hosted by The Lawyer Cookbook). Here’s an homage in salad form to Popeye, his child and his love interest. . . . → Read More: Spinach Salad with Sweet Peas, Strawberries, and Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Arugula Topped Prosciutto Pizza with Basalmic Drizzle

No salad today but I am mixing it up a bit with a salad-topped pizza! . . . → Read More: Arugula Topped Prosciutto Pizza with Basalmic Drizzle

Balsamic-Basil Strawberry Jam for #HotSummerEats

You’re getting a “two-fer” today for #HotSummerEats….a extraordinary jam recipe and a extreme hot dog creation. Intrigued? . . . → Read More: Balsamic-Basil Strawberry Jam for #HotSummerEats

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake (sort of)

A biscuit recipe, honey-balsamic strawberries, strawberries in the garden and a new foodie read…….. . . . → Read More: Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake (sort of)

Yogurt-Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Balsamic Fruit

A review of a truly “local” restaurant and a dish inspired by that meal. Keep reading for two (almost three) recipes: yogurt-brown sugar panna cotta, “100-year-old” Balsamic, and putting it all together. . . . → Read More: Yogurt-Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Balsamic Fruit

Balsamic-Cinnamon Blueberry Jam

I spent a Friday refreezing bulk blueberries (purchased in March from Bithell Farms).     Fourteen pounds of Oregon blueberries had been languishing in the freezer in the original big plastic bag they had been delivered in.    (I am such a slob, I didn’t even reseal the bag after breaking into the bounty after they were delivered.   . . . → Read More: Balsamic-Cinnamon Blueberry Jam

Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest

Last week, I came across a fabulous looking salad at Sydney’s Kitchen.   It was beautiful—spinach, watermelon, orange-glazed chicken, feta, oranges, fresh berries.   This was Sydney’s  Warm Chicken Salad.      Delicious sounding, isn’t it?

The dressing for this salad sounded wonderful, too.    I didn’t have any chicken, fresh berries, feta, or watermelon, but I did have spinach . . . → Read More: Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest

My Watermelon Salad

I finally broke down and picked a watermelon. Here is an interesting salad with watermelon, blue cheese, pancetta and basil. . . . → Read More: My Watermelon Salad

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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