Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour

For this stop on the TLC Book Tour, I read Valencia and Valentine, a quirky tale of alternating realities. I paired the book with a quick and easy summer dish, grilled asparagus with balsamic and basil. . . . → Read More: Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour

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