Ruth’s Kitchen Therapy and Comfort Food: Painless Pasta

I Heart Cooking Clubs’ theme this week is therapeutic comfort food via Ruth Reichl. Here’s a delicious (and quick and easy) pasta dish from My Kitchen Year. . . . → Read More: Ruth’s Kitchen Therapy and Comfort Food: Painless Pasta

“In My Kitchen” September 2018

Peppers and lemonade….Pie plates and cheese knives…Cocktails and sunsets…..(and a snarky quote)….. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” September 2018

Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires is the June/July selection for Cook the Books. Join me in my re-reading of Reichl’s reflections on being a disguised NYT’s food critic. . . . → Read More: Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

“In My Kitchen” July 2018

Here’s what’s up this month and a recipe for Toasted Quinoa Garden Salad. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” July 2018

Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

A truly remarkable novel for the TLC Book Tour inspired this simple and summery pasta salad. . . . → Read More: Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

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

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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