Salads

STRAWBERRY SALAD

Strawberry season is finally here and I will indulge, once again, in a favorite salad that marries the beautiful sweet and savory flavors on one plate! Can you believe I planned for this way back in February, when I planted some lettuce seeds in a few indoor pots? AND THEY […]

CRAB TOWERS

MARYLAND is a crab state. And while crabs can be enjoyed fresh out of the Chesapeake Bay for several months throughout the summer, the tedious work of picking crabs, (which can only be done by hand) is fast becoming a fading job market to fill. No one wants to do […]

TZATZIKI

I believe my favorite part of summer food is all the fresh vegetables that concoct into the most amazing salads! Tzatziki is a staple in my home all summer long. I grew up eating it with my meat and fish the way many Americans put ketchup on theirs. Hah! Mine […]

ZUCCHINI PINWHEELS

  I am a bit of a health nut, but I also have a large family that likes everyday food to look and taste like gourmet food. My approach to food is likened to that of a runway model: I want it to be the center of attention, and certainly […]

BRUSSELS SPROUT SLIDERS

Sweet, sour, HOT, cheesy, bacon, veggie One-Bite delights! There is everything to love about these Brussels Sprout Sliders with Ghost Chili Onion Jam! Serve as an appetizer. A complete meal for a luncheon. Perfect on a Tapas/Meze table spread, but most of all enjoy the layers of satisfying flavors these […]

OREGANO POTATOES FOR HEALTH & HANGOVERS

Do you or a loved one have the flu? Do you have tummy troubles from flu season? Or perhaps too much party time last night, i.e. HUNGOVER? THIS remedy is for you! Why do I know this? Because I have been around a long time. An ole Irish pediatrician once […]

CAPRESE BITES

Salad on a stick! Sometimes a little salad on a stick is all we are looking for. Easy to pack in lunches. Perfect for a Tapas spread, picnic food, or an appetizer set out for game day when you want your loved-ones, or guests to have a little something healthy. […]

TZATZIKI

Cucumbers. The often-forgotten vegetable. Well, think again! The cool refreshing flavor of Tzatziki comes to the aid of spicy food, calms the tummy after a heavy meal, and makes for a perfect tapas dish for any cuisine you have scattered across a Tapas spread. Fast, easy, and oh so yummy! […]

CABBAGE & APPLE SALAD

Ever peel off a huge leaf of cabbage and imagine using it as a bowl? It’s almost whimsical looking. This quick and refreshing salad was created simply to turn these lovely cabbage leaves into a bowl! Enjoy as a side dish, or toss a little cooked shrimp or meat into […]

SCALLOPS BUTTERNUT & CORN SALAD

  What could be better for an Autumn picnic than a scallop salad with summer’s harvest of butternut squash, and corn! Throw in a bottle or two of wine, your favorite cheeses, a crusty baguette, and of course autumns apples and grapes, and you have yourself the makings of a […]