Pickled Zucchini Salad

August 18, 2016

At this time of year many gardens are bursting with zucchini. Making Pickled Zucchini Salad really helps to use up that late summer squash and keeps for about a week in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

August 16, 2016

I have always been a “do it yourself” kind of gal. If I can make it myself then I will. Store-bought versions of Chocolate Hazelnut Spread just can’t compete with the homemade kind. Spread it on everything from toast and pretzels to banana pieces and shortbread cookies.

Pickled Mushrooms

August 15, 2016

Pickled Mushrooms are super easy to make and are perfect on salads or on a festive relish tray.

Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes

August 9, 2016

Make the most of your local summer tomato bounty. Heirlooms should be heavy for their size, be supple but not soft, and have no blemishes. Cracks are A-OK though.

Corn & Black Bean Chopped Salad

August 8, 2016

Celebrate summer with a zesty twist on a traditional summer salad. This salad is perfect for picnics and outdoor barbeques.

Pan Roasted Padrón Peppers

August 4, 2016

I had these peppers last month when I was in Nantucket and remembered how delicious they are. About one out of ten of these small green peppers from Spain are super hot, while the rest are as mild as a green bell pepper. The classic way to enjoy Padrón peppers,...

Summer Peach Jam

August 2, 2016

There’s an easy way to peel peaches. Just bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Meanwhile, prepare an ice-water bath. Using a sharp paring knife, score an “x” into the bottom of each peach. Working in small batches, drop peaches into boiling water. Let boil 40 seconds; if...

Warm Eggplant & Tomato Stew

August 1, 2016

This Warm Eggplant & Tomato Stew is so versatile. It can be a bruschetta topping. It can be served hot or cold. It can be a layer in fish tacos. It can accompany meats or it can be a colorful way to top off a dish or mix it with...

Hazelnut Pesto

July 28, 2016

Sometimes wonderful recipes happen by mistake. I didn’t have any pine nuts on hand, but discovered a full jar of hazelnuts in my pantry. I’ve been growing basil in pots that have really needed a good trimming so decided to make a Hazelnut Pesto. I’m going to use it on...

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

July 26, 2016

Feel Free to modify this refreshing salad by adding or subtracting vegetables. You can find za’atar at most Middle Eastern markets.

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