Brie, Pepper and Tomato Strata – a hunk of brie, a loaf of bread and thou…

August 9, 2010

Brie, Tomato and Pepper Strata It was a great party – good friends, good food  and good wine. Peering into my refrigerator the next morning though I was confronted with  the eternal question “what am […]

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Romesco Sauce – What Alex SHOULD have made!

August 6, 2010

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Romesco Sauce So, the other night my husband and I were watching Top Chef (after 6 years, my husband is now hooked – SWEET!) and the chefs challenge was to choose […]

Summerfest 2010 – Corn,Crab and Tomatoes – Oh My!

August 4, 2010

Corn, Crab and Tomato Salad   Da da da da!!!! Welcome to Summerfest 2010!!!  So, what is Summerfest 2010?? It is a cross blog food extravaganza that celebrates the bounty of the summer harvest. Each […]

5 Tips for Stress Free Entertaining!!

August 2, 2010

Who says you need  flowers for a centerpiece? Hello Everyone!! Well as you can see, a few things have changed around here!! In anticipation of the 6 month anniversary of A Communal Table I have […]

Berry Cake – The best summer fruit cake!

July 29, 2010

Berry Cake No, I am not talking about that kind of “fruitcake” – you know, the one that makes it appearance very Christmas and has it’s own cult following (www.fruitcakerescue.com). No this one is infinitely […]

Zucchini Salad with Basil and Pistachios

July 27, 2010

Zucchini Salad I am truly blessed. I have  a wonderful family and truly amazing friends – and a lot of them have gardens that are   overflowing with zucchini and tomatoes! I am blessed because said friends […]

Roasted Cod with Dill and Mustard Breadcrumb Topping – a Restaurant quality meal for a weeknight

July 20, 2010

When I was growing up we ate a lot of fish. My father’s doctor had recommended that we start eating fish and since we lived on the coast in Southern California that wasn’t too hard […]

With (out) a little Irish Luck!

July 12, 2010

I’m baaaaack!!!!!  I know, things have been a wee bit quiet here at the Table. This of course, wasn’t by design. No, I had it all planned out – during our vacation in Ireland, I […]

South by East – Spicy Orange Soy Scallops with Soba Noodles

June 18, 2010

Soba noodles are one of a busy cooks best friends. Delicious, nutritious and quick to cook they are the perfect option for a quick weeknight meal or for a casual dinner with friends. A little […]