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Summer is a grand ole time and I never tire of finding new ways of avoiding heating the kitchen. Sometimes, I’ll be honest, that means not cooking altogether. But other times it’s just about finding recipes that don’t require heat. This one fits the bill.

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Tabouli, or tabbouleh, is essentially a parsley salad. There is a little bit of bulgar wheat in it but the parsley is intended to be the star and carry the day. David Lebovitz even did a post about it about a month ago on his blog and you can see that it’s basically just a […]

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There’s nothing like a cold pasta salad on a hot summer day. But, as much as I love mayonnaise mixed into regular old tuna fish or hard boiled eggs I really rebel against it when it’s mixed with pasta. It just doesn’t work for me so I tend not to make many cold pasta salads.

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Shrimp Salad

This shrimp salad is just so easy and tasty I’m not sure why I haven’t shared this with you sooner. I tend to make it in the summertime because it requires nothing to be heated and I like to avoid making the kitchen hot if it doesn’t need to be in the summer.

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Tea Sandwiches

Last Friday my daughter, Evelyn, graduated from Kindergarten.  To celebrate we had a tea party with a sliver tea pot, tea sandwiches, and red velvet cake. It was great and choosing which tea sandwiches to make was a lot of fun. From what I’ve gleaned there are some pretty traditional tea sandwiches like cucumber or […]

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I found this recipe a couple of years ago in one of Melissa Clark’s “Good Appetite” columns in the New York Times Dining Section. I have been in love with it ever since.

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I know, I know, you must be thinking, “quiche again?” I’ve only given you about six different kinds by now… but… would you buy that this one’s different? Look, if you run with it, I promise to lay off with the quiches for a while… promise.

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If you’ve never eaten quinoa because it sounds too new-agey or unfamiliar you’ve got to get on the bandwagon with this grain. It is fast to cook, full of flavor, and it’s nutritional values will knock your socks off.

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A few weeks ago my friend Susan posted on her blog a broccoli quiche. It looked good. Good enough that Evelyn took one look at it and said, “Can you make that?” You know me by now, right? See if you can guess what happened.

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Lunch by the River

Spring has sprung, school is winding down, and life has become mind boggling chaotic. There is something wrong in my world when I look ahead at the next two months and realize I don’t have a single weekend free and unscheduled until after the middle/end of July! The sad result is that I’m going to […]

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