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  • Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes

    My Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes is an easy but spectacular way to showcase summer’s bounty.  This savory veggie tart will be the centerpiece of any summer feast.…

  • Mason Jar 7 Bean Salad

    Mason Jar 7 Bean Salad ~ these healthy layered mason jar salads are the perfect grab and go lunch. Put the dressing on the bottom, and flip them over when you’re…

  • Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta

    Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta literally bursts with sunny Mediterranean flavor, and it takes just minutes to throw together this wonderful meatless 30 minute meal!…

  • Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad

    Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad, jazzed up with a delicious pesto dressing! The perfect crisp, summer salad.…

  • Color Wheel Quinoa Salad

    Color Wheel Quinoa Salad ~ You can have a lot of fun with this healthy salad ~ come up with your own veggies to fill in the spokes of the color…

  • Pasta with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes and Basil

    Pasta with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes and Basil ~ here’s a delicious ‘no recipe’ way to use all that summer corn that’s flooding into the markets.  Use frozen corn for the off…

  • Southern Tomato Pie with Vodka Crust

    It’s now or never with the tomato recipes, folks, we have to make hay while the sun shines…so here’s one I’ve had in the back of my mind all season.  This…

  • Italian pasta with a creamy walnut sauce

    Pasta with Walnut Sauce

    Pasta with Walnut Sauce is a surprisingly delicious meatless dish made with toasted walnuts, garlic, and lots of fresh creamy ricotta, and it’s ready in 30 minutes!…

  • Fresh Corn Soup with Chili and Lime

    Fresh Corn Soup with Chili and Lime ~ I can’t get enough fresh corn these days.  I’m sure you can’t either.  And we all know the best way to enjoy corn…

  • Chilled Beet Soup

    Chilled Beet Soup ~ cold soups are fun in the summer, especially if you are entertaining and need something that can be made ahead and they make the perfect elegant starter…

  • Angel Hair Pasta alla Cecca

    Angel Hair Pasta alla Cecca ~ this classic Italian summer pasta made with ripe tomatoes and basil is simple, quick, and so healthy!…

  • The Art of the Summer Salad: Tomato and Beets

    This was another one of those inspirations while standing on line at the grocery store things.  I saw the photo in this month’s Everyday Food.  When my store keeps me waiting,…

  • Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls with Coconut Sauce

    Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls with Coconut Sauce are the most refreshing summer appetizer I know of ~ these healthy Vietnamese rice paper rolls with juicy shrimp can double as a…

  • Green Egg Salad

    Green Egg Salad ~ a classic egg salad sandwich with a Green Goddess twist ~ it’s a simple way to update lunch!…

  • Minimal Monday: Provencal Tomatoes

    Provencal Tomatoes are a super easy and healthy side dish with that classic French panache, make them with classic red or colorful heirloom tomatoes ~ who thought something so simple could…

  • Mediterranean Couscous Salad

    Mediterranean Couscous Salad ~ plain old pasta salad mixes it up with a zesty tabbouleh and a glossy pearl couscous.  No mayo means it’s the perfect choice for barbecues and picnics.…

  • Risotto with Mixed herbs in a bowl with lemon and sage

    Risotto with Mixed Herbs

    Risotto with Mixed Herbs ~ a creamy risotto is a welcome meal in any season, but when you infuse it with lots of fresh herbs from the garden it’s a special…

  • Fettuccine with Wild Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

    I knew there would be fun surprises in the boxes that we’ve had in storage during our 18 month sojourn in New England.  I anticipated taking my time opening them and…

  • Gazpacho Verde

    Gazpacho Verde ~ this healthy chilled soup is made with vibrant green heirloom tomatoes for a delicious variation on the Spanish classic.…

  • Menestra de Verduras, Spanish Vegetable Soup

    Menestra de Verduras, Spanish Vegetable Soup

    Menestra de Verduras, or Spanish Vegetable Soup is a celebration of Mediterranean ingredients, and this bountiful soup is packed with powerful flavors.  It’s one of the most satisfying vegetable soups I’ve…

  • Springtime Salmon and Fennel Chowder

    It doesn’t get any better than this, in my opinion. As I box things up and try to get mentally prepared to cross the three little bridges that will take us…

  • Vidalia Onion and Ham Quiche

    Vidalia Onion and Ham Quiche ~ Vidalias are famous for being so mild  they can be eaten raw, like an apple, but they’re wonderful cooked as well ~ any sweet onion…

  • Portobello Mushroom Caprese

    Portobello Mushroom Caprese ~ earthy portobello mushrooms make the perfect dish for a Caprese filling!…

  • Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil

    Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil is a classic Italian 30 minute meal that is healthy, full of flavor, and so satisfying.  Roasting the garlic reduces its bite, so you can…

  • Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts

    I’ve been pushing myself to get to the gym more often lately.  I’m in my pre-Florida break mode…not because I’ll be wearing a bikini, not in this lifetime, anyway, but I…

  • Minimal Monday: Grilled Cheese

    Black Forest Ham Smoked Gouda Whole Grain Mustard Pumpernickel Bread Butter Don’t forget the pickle!…

  • Kedgeree

    Kedgeree is classic British comfort food made with basmati rice, smoked fish, hard cooked eggs, and lots of exotic spices — it’s versatile, too, eat it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or…

  • Edna Lewis’ Shrimp & Grits

    This week we’re up to #36 on Gourmet’s list of the 50 Women Game Changers in the world of food: Edna Lewis—granddaughter of a freed slave who dedicated her life to…

  • Meatless Lasagna Arrabbiata

    Meatless Lasagna Arrabiata ~ arrabiata, meaning angry, is a classic spicy hot Roman pasta sauce, and my version here is full of fiery chili pepper flakes, scorched roasted tomatoes, and garlic.  …

  • A bowl of steaming hot Thai Coconut Soup

    Thai Coconut Soup (tom kha)

    Thai Coconut Soup, or tom kha, is a classic Thai soup that’s so much more intensely flavored than most western soups, it’ll wake you up, tingle your taste buds and make your…

  • Roasted Beet and Orange Salad

    Roasted Beet and Orange Salad ~ colorful and healthy mid winter salad guaranteed to bring a little sunshine into your menu!…

  • Brussels Sprout Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce

    Baby Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Cream Pasta

    Baby Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Cream Pasta ~ a quick and easy weeknight pasta dinner that will make Brussels sprout lovers out of everyone at the table, guaranteed.…

  • Cheese and Pepper Pasta

    Cacio e Pepe, or Cheese and Pepper Pasta, is a classic and ultra simple Italian dish that really illustrates what I love so much about Mediterranean food.  This is lunch you…

  • caramelized onion goat cheese and herb pie on a wooden surface with pie server

    Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese and Herb Pie

    Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese and Herb Pie ~ this kind of French inspired tart filled with veggies and a light custard of egg, milk and cream is great for brunch, lunch,…

  • Pasta Puttanesca in a bowl

    Pasta Puttanesca

    Pasta Puttanesca is more of a combination of flavors than a recipe.  It’s very much a winter dish for me, one that I almost always have all the ingredients for, which…

  • Fennel Roquefort Tart

    Fennel and Roquefort Tart

    Fennel and Roquefort Tart is an elegant appetizer or light meal richly flavored with creamy Roquefort cheese and fennel, from the doyenne of French cooking, Anne Willan.…