Lentil, Beet and Tahini Salad

I sometimes do too much volunteering and overextend myself but one way or another something good always comes out of it. This recipe that came out of the last cooking demo I did and is really good. The theme for … Continue reading

MeatLoaf – The Quintessential Comfort Food

Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food. Inexpensive and easy to make,  a well seasoned meatloaf with that sweet-savory glaze, is one of my family’s favorite dinners. The leftovers also make great sandwiches, which is why, when I do make it, … Continue reading

Blackberry Sangria

For warm nights on the deck, porch or patio or sunny afternoons with friends, it is hard to think of a more fun and refreshing beverage than sangria, that classic drink from Spain and Portugal. Earliest recipes include fruit, sugar/honey, … Continue reading

Cucumbers Sunomono

Cucumbers Sunomono

I am always looking for delicious and non-fattening dishes to keep in the refrigerator when I want a nosh. Since my cucumber vines are producing an abundant amount of cucumbers, I decided to make Julia Child’s cucumber soup and this … Continue reading

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Well, someone shared a kick starter project about making potato salad for the first time so being this uber helpful person (which somehow gets me into trouble),  I thought I should do a post on Potato Salad and save everyone … Continue reading

Salmon Citrine

grilled salmon citrine

My cooking has been recently influenced by the flavors of the Jerusalem Cookbook.  I came upon a fan page of the book on Facebook called Tasting Jerusalem last year and new and exciting tastes have been sneaking into my cooking. I … Continue reading

My Favorite Grilled Veggies

Grilled veggies

I think I do grilled veggies more than anything else in the summer.  Asparagus to zucchini winds up sizzling on there. You don’t need special grill pans to do it and the veggie pieces don’t have to fall through the … Continue reading