Thai Hot and Sour Soup

April 1, 2013

Recipe ideas come from many places – cookbooks, magazines, restaurant meals, a vacation – you name it, it probably has inspired someone to create a recipe. This Thai Hot and Sour Soup was inspired by […]

Lillet Rose Cocktail

March 29, 2013

Happy Spring Everyone!!! Change is in the air – plants are emerging from their winter naps, spring fruits and vegetables are beginning to appear in the markets and so naturally it’s time for a change […]

Moroccan Flat Bread

March 25, 2013

So what do you make for people who can’t have gluten? The simple answer is “lots of things” -  soups, salads, meat and rice dishes all come to mind.  But when it comes to breads, […]

Rainbow Relish

March 18, 2013

Sometimes, it seems a bit like Christmas when you write a food blog. Last week, Melissas Produce shipped me one of their new organic produce  boxes to play with – WOOT! Inside were lots of […]

An Irish Kiss Cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day

March 15, 2013

Dia duit! And a good day to you all!  It is almost here – St. Patrick’s Day, the day  when just about everyone in America becomes Irish. Since I’m Irish, I couldn’t let the day […]

Avocado, Tomato and Poached Egg Salad

March 11, 2013

“”From good people come good things”.   Yes, they do. Like the beautiful avocados in this Avocado, Tomato and Poached Egg Salad that  was  inspired by my trip to the Pinkerton’s avocado ranch.  Last weekend […]

Pan Roasted Kale Sprouts with Farro

March 5, 2013

Last week I mentioned that Melissa’s Produce had sent me some of their newest products including the sliced leeks I used in the Orzo Risotto with Leeks and Mushrooms. There were a couple of other […]

Orzo Risotto with Leeks and Mushrooms

March 1, 2013

“So, what’s for dinner?” This might just be the most frequently asked question in our house, and some days it’s easy to answer. Others? Not so much – especially when the world is running at […]

Cider braised Cabbage and Sausage

February 25, 2013

I like to think of myself as an “equal opportunity eater”. There are few foods that I won’t eat (like mushy peas) but while I have my favorites, I am pretty open to just about […]