I am in the throws of finishing the first draft of my manuscript for Families Eat Together. My publisher was generous enough to give me a one week extension and the draft is now due tomorrow, instead of May 1. But I wanted to take a few minutes from my frantic writing and editing to […]
It’s warm out now, with May quickly approaching. There are signs of spring all around – the blooming forsythia, flowering daffodils, blossoming tulips. Everywhere you look, at least here in Connecticut, trees are coming alive again and animals are emerging from long winter rests. Just this morning, we spied a skunk (beautiful, however smelly) across […]
After discovering a few recipes for seared tuna recently, which are strikingly similar in cooking method but different in serving, I decided to try my hand at my own variation. There is nothing like a good slab of ahi tuna, seared just right – as in rare. It’s a delicious and firm fish.I used some […]
So, I’ve been failing to post for the weekly blogging events for sometime even though I intended to. I really like joining in on the fun for events like ARF/5-A-Day hosted weekly by Sweetnicks, since it challenges me to make something new and different that brings more antioxidants and/or vegetables into our home. Check Sweetnicks […]
Basil Vinaigrette 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar Scant ¼ cup chopped basil leaves 1 tsp honey 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving or using.
Last Friday, my friend Kim challenged me to create a broccoli salad recipe for her that met certain specifications. I set out to create something like a salad she’d had at a party some time ago. While I don’t know if this recipe is anything like that (and if it isn’t I certainly will try […]