Pasta with Baked Cherry Tomatoes

Our larger tomatoes are ripening slowly this year, which is surprising given the heat. But our cherry tomato plants are going crazy! We’ve been adding them to everything, making nectarine and cherry tomato salads (because my nectarine tree is also in full production mode, slicing them and adding them to quesadillas, making salsa, and of […]

Grated Carrot Salad

We celebrated my boyfriend’s mother’s birthday Sunday afternoon with everyone bringing a dish to share and the hosts cooking a fabulous piece of salmon and some steak. I debated about what to bring and decided to bring something that I could mostly make ahead that didn’t require any heat (it’s been in the 90’s here regularly […]

Reuben Dogs

I love Reuben Sandwiches, especially when I go all out and make the Russian Dressing. And I’ve made Reuben burgers before, adding Russian Dressing and sauerkraut to a beef burger.  The other night I had some good beef hot dogs and some excellent brined sauerkraut (the kind you have to buy refrigerated so the probiotics […]

Greek Turkey Burgers for Two

I love gyros and sometimes I make these fake gyros for dinner. But I have to plan ahead enough to have pita bread and my planning ahead has really fallen by the wayside when I’m just cooking for one or two most of the time. I saw these Greek Turkey Burgers in my latest issue […]

Poached Zucchini with Olive Oil: A New-to-Me Way to Cook Zucchini

My zucchini plants are still producing and I share the green and white striped ones with my boyfriend’s mother. The other day she said she was going to fix them in an old Italian way, boiling them and then serving with just olive oil and salt. I was intrigued. I’ve cooked them in many different […]