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simple vegetable bayaldi

In holiday meals, sides, veg, vegetarian On August 22, 2013 1 Comment

continuing on with my obsession…this is one of our favorites. simple vegetables kind of neatly lined up in a baking dish covering sweet onions and garlic. baked and… Read More »

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homemade crushed freezer tomatoes

In condiments, dips, condiments, marinades & dressings On August 20, 2013 1 Comment

i’ve been waiting all summer long… all i wanted was a red or yellow tomato. is that to much to ask for? i didn’t just want one. i… Read More »

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ricotta stuffed zucchini

In entrees, sides, veg, vegetarian, vegetarian On August 14, 2013 1 Comment

i stuffed zucchini. i had doubts…ricotta and zucchini, i mean really. kidding. seriously, yum. when i came across this recipe on saveur i could not resist. after all,… Read More »

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blackberry basil simple syrup (and then the cocktails)

In dips, condiments, marinades & dressings, sauces On August 12, 2013 1 Comment

have you seen all the berries? they are like all over the markets right now. fresh farm, sweet, colorful berries. we can’t get enough. here’s our problem, i… Read More »

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sun-dried tomatoes

In condiments, dips, condiments, marinades & dressings On August 9, 2013 1 Comment

i’m addicted to appliances. there i said it. i stalk them on amazon. i drop hints to my family. you can hear me saying “hey babe, how cool… Read More »

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quick and easy purple basil pesto

In dips, condiments, marinades & dressings, sauces, vegetarian On August 7, 2013 1 Comment

this week was the beginning of camp mommy. exactly a month to school starts for one, add 2 weeks for the other….i have lots of plans. this week… Read More »

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simple market sauce: tomato, garlic and leeks

In entrees, pasta On August 1, 2013 3 Comments

tomatoes are all the rage right now…you know, cause they are finally in season. i have bowls of yellow, red, orange and purple tomatoes. all sweet, all just… Read More »

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peach, tomato, beet and herb salad

In salad, soups & salads, vegetarian On July 30, 2013 3 Comments

i’ve been enjoying the 80 degree days, the 60 degree nights. i’ve been at the pool. i’ve been weeding gardens, i’ve been trying to grow grass… i hung… Read More »

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pantry dinner: clams in white wine sauce

In entrees, fish, pasta On July 24, 2013 1 Comment

some days i cook out of my pantry. something quick, easy, that involves pasta… i have staples. things i buy and save. you do too right? you know… Read More »

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mango coconut ice pops

In desserts & breads, ice cream and pops On July 22, 2013 4 Comments

my son on the occasion likes to sit and watch me cook. we play cooking show. i explain to him what i am doing, how to chop, what… Read More »