Marinated Cucumbers and Onions

Zukes and cukes.

That is all I am getting from the garden.

Our tomatoes look lush and green.   Little blossoms and little fruit.   These are our favorites and I guess I will have to realize that I cannot grow tomatoes.

These are called Marketeer.

Zukes and cukes.

These all . . . → Read More: Marinated Cucumbers and Onions

Veggie and Pearl Couscous Herb Salad

A perfect summer salad for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Veggie and Pearl Couscous Herb Salad

Bachelorette Night: Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

No driving through Panda for me. I made my own noodle bowl. . . . → Read More: Bachelorette Night: Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

One tomato, two tomato, three pepper salsa

A short garden update and a salsa recipe. . . . → Read More: One tomato, two tomato, three pepper salsa

Herb & Garlic Roasted Spring Vegetables (another recipe from our cooking class)

If you haven’t been keeping up, this is the third installment of some great recipes we learned at a recent cooking class.   We attended a class at The Stock Pot’s Cooking School.   Our instructor for the evening was Chef Grant from Tavern on Brady.

So far, I have featured his classic deviled eggs, balsamic roasted . . . → Read More: Herb & Garlic Roasted Spring Vegetables (another recipe from our cooking class)

Mock Filets

When times get tough, some of the best (and most loved) recipes are created. . . . → Read More: Mock Filets

Tempura Fried Wild Onions with Romesco Sauce

More wild onions. . . . → Read More: Tempura Fried Wild Onions with Romesco Sauce

Holiday Recipe Club: Wild Onion Baked Omelet

Here is the Easter and Passover holiday post for Holiday Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Holiday Recipe Club: Wild Onion Baked Omelet

Finding the unexpected

Foraging in our own back yard. . . . → Read More: Finding the unexpected

Holiday Recipe Club: Beer Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Peppers

I am excited for my first post for the Holiday Recipe Club!    Of course, the upcoming holiday is St. Patrick’s Day so the “secret ingredients” to choose from are beer, potatoes, and/or pistachios.   (Thanks to Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen for putting me on to this new club!)

I wanted a hearty meal so I . . . → Read More: Holiday Recipe Club: Beer Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Peppers

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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