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Cookbook

THE WORLD ON MY PLATE

Cooking, for me, is more than food. It’s a celebration of people, stories, laughter, flavors and techniques from a collage of life’s excursions. For this reason, I wanted to compile some of My excursions with You, on a plate. Some of which I never had to leave home to capture.Before […]

Drinks

WATERMELON COCKTAIL

WATERMELON! What is the most sought after fruit of the summer? Of course, it’s Watermelon. Cold, juicy, sweet, refreshing and plentiful. While making my favorite summer salad one day, Watermelon Feta Salad, I wanted to something equally delicious with all the scrapes left over after I pressed whimsical shapes out […]

Salads

WATERMELON & FETA SALAD

Did you know that salt makes sweets sweeter? As a kid, growing up, I had friends that use to put salt on fruit. Eew! That was my lasting memory of fruit with salt. Fast forward, and now it’s a thing well, maybe not exactly salt on fruit, but salty things mixed […]

Lifestyle

HOME COOKING: THE WORLD ON MY PLATE

THE KITCHEN! It feels good just to say it! Why? Well, for a gazillion different reasons. Memories are made there. Traditions are created and passed on from there. Our senses are stimulated there. It’a a gathering place. It’s a comfort place. Why? Because we COOK there! Home Cooking was always […]

Drinks

HOMEMADE LEMONADE

Homemade Lemonade is not just for summertime! I make a batch of this and keep it in my fridge often. It is perfect for cocktails, added to confection sugar for icing on a cake, warmed during sore-throat season, or simply drink it for a very refreshing cool drink! You can […]

Desserts

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE POPSICLES

POPSICLES!!! Oh My Gosh I have newly discovered them! Growing up, there was nothing like an ice cold popsicle on a hot summer day. They made your lips freeze, your tongue turn colors (lots of dye:( and summer seem all the sweeter because of them. Then, the 21st century hit […]

Salads

SALMON SALAD

Salmon is my most favorite fish. It is fatty enough to have lots of flavor, dense enough not to fall apart when cooking and can be prepared a gazillion ways! Throughout the summer months I grow many veggies in my garden for a salad and so searing a lightly crusted […]

Sauces & Spices

LEMON THYME DRESSING

Growing up in a Mediterranean home, we flavored things differently than everyone else I knew. When you’re a kid, for some reason, we are embarrassed to be different. Now, as an adult, I have discovered that the flavors I grew up with, are the best! Real stuff!! Salads, like most […]

Pasta & Pizza

PIZZA PRIMAVERA

I can’t think of a more delicious way to enjoy spring veggies than on a PIZZA!! Primavera, in Italian simply means ‘spring’. Look at all the beautiful asparagus and juicy cherry tomatoes popping up everywhere. And those herbs… Oh My Goodness the herbs! Oregano lasted all winter in my greenhouse, […]

Desserts

BLUEBERRY-LAVENDER POPSICLES

If you know me, you know I am a late-in-life rookie gardener. This year I wanted to try my hand at an ‘Herb de Provence’ field, in an area the deer usually beat me to. It worked! I am so excited to see and smell the intoxicating aromas of lavender, […]

Main Dish

HASSELBACK POTATOES

Potatoes are one of those fabulous vegetables we could eat all by itself, and these Hasselback Potatoes will fast become your favorite! The great thing about making a potato this way, besides its crunchy skin, individual sections stuffed with anything your heart desires and easy to serve one-per-plate portions, is […]