Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Here’s a healthy rice salad with a French-Moroccan spice flair for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature, French Kiss. . . . → Read More: Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

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

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

Summer Orzo Salad

I have a couple of great aunts that are my idols.   Both are in their mid and upper 80s.    Both still live on their own and you truly need to get on their social calendars months in advance if you want to go to lunch with them.    Between bridge, church projects, volunteering, etc., they are . . . → Read More: Summer Orzo Salad

The Last of the Okra

Just like drinking the last of the summer wine signals the cooler weather to come, cooking up the last of the okra also marks the end of the season.

It is that time of year to clean out what is left of the summer garden, pull weeds, amend the soil, and start planting the fall . . . → Read More: The Last of the Okra

Raw Bok Choy Salad

Bok choy—not just for soups. A great dressing recipe for a raw bok choy salad. . . . → Read More: Raw Bok Choy Salad

Livin’ Large at the Lake.

Some more musings on lake life and a super simple sandwich recipe: Turkey Hummus Wraps. . . . → Read More: Livin’ Large at the Lake.

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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