Our long Trader Joe’s check out line snakes right through their fresh produce department. And when I say snakes, I mean snakes. I have never shopped in a store before where they need an employee to hold up a big “End of Line” sign. Sometimes the line to get in is around the block. It [...]
There’s nothing like a good quinoa dish and this is one that’s quick enough to make on a weekday evening. The part of the recipe that takes the longest is chopping the vegetables. The quinoa itself cooks quickly, and you can whisk the dressing together in a flash.
I thought this was delicious. I love Asian [...]
I love a good chopped salad that you can eat as a main course. I adore all of the fresh ingredients and that the recipes tend to be very forgiving. You can toss in a little more of this or a little less than that without jeopardizing anything. You can even swap ingredients. For example, [...]
This has become a weekly staple in our house since tomato season began in August. This makes a great side-dish, and can also stand on its own as a vegetarian main course. I love to eat one for lunch as a left-over. It’s just the right size to be filling enough, but not too much.
You know I like a recipe if I make it twice within a week. I found this recipe in the September issue of Martha Stewart
and made it while I had access to a grill. In the Northeast, this is a great late-August, early-September recipe when eggplant and delicious tomatoes are in season.
I love to [...]
But for a little chopping, this is a very simple salad to make. It’s light and fresh and a perfect addition to a summer meal. The dressing is very light, but tasty. I made the mistake of serving this with a shrimp orzo dish that had a lot of feta in it, so this salad [...]
The other night I made two Mark Bittman recipes, this corn chowder and a rice salad. The rice salad was a total bust. I disliked it so much that I didn’t even save the leftovers. Blech! While I was making this recipe, I thought it was headed for failure too, but miraculously it was saved [...]
If you’re looking for a classic potato salad recipe made with both mayonnaise and eggs, this is the recipe for you. I have a number of different potato salad recipes on this site, but this is definitely one of my favorites. I love the eggs and the peas in it and the dressing is really [...]
This is my new favorite way to make cauliflower. I wouldn’t say it’s a summer dish because you have to heat your oven to 500 degrees F, which can make your kitchen warm in the summer heat, but it’s a perfect fall dish when the weather gets nippy.
Don’t be fooled by the directions, you do [...]
We have had a house full of guests for the last week, so I haven’t had a chance to post anything. They are dear friends from Atlanta who come to visit every summer with their three boys. They just left and we were sad to see them go. They are HUGE fans of my cooking, [...]