Garden Update

Check out our tomatoes, peppers, citrus, basil and other flowering things in our gardens. . . . → Read More: Garden Update

Watermelon Fruit Salad with Mango, Blackberries and Basil

Here’s a salad perfect for the Fourth. It’s my contribution to this month’s Food ‘n Flix round featuring Dirty Dancing. . . . → Read More: Watermelon Fruit Salad with Mango, Blackberries and Basil

Review of My Kitchen Year with Painless Pasta

I know this book has been out for a while, but I sat down last weekend and read it cover to cover. It’s another Reichl classic. . . . → Read More: Review of My Kitchen Year with Painless Pasta

Chickpea, Artichoke, & Tomato Salad with Feta

I knew from the get-go that my Salad-a-Day theme for the Summer of 2016 would not be a daily occurrence but I really thought I would do better. Finally, I am posting another salad today. . . . → Read More: Chickpea, Artichoke, & Tomato Salad with Feta

Mediterranean Medley Pasta Salad

I know, I know….this isn’t exactly a “Salad-a-Day” but I am at least doing better than I did last summer. Here is today’s salad, an easy and delicious salad full of veggies. . . . → Read More: Mediterranean Medley Pasta Salad

Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

Stay with me here. Pasta, basil, feta, almonds AND cherries make for a delicious salad. Yes, I said fresh cherries. . . . → Read More: Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

Feta and Chickpea Pesto Salad for #HotSummerEats

Today I present a cool summer salad. Check it out and don’t forget you have only three more days to enter THE GIVEAWAY! . . . → Read More: Feta and Chickpea Pesto Salad for #HotSummerEats

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

Smoked Turkey Salad with Raspberries (or Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Hot Pepper Dressing)

You be the judge. Compare my original recipe with what was printed in Taste of Home. . . . → Read More: Smoked Turkey Salad with Raspberries (or Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Hot Pepper Dressing)

Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Farro

I good winter salad but I imagine this would be more delicious with garden fresh vegetables! . . . → Read More: Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Farro

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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