Archives for May 2011

Orzo, Feta and Tomato Salad

A picnic friendly side dish featuing orzo, a rice shaped pasta, and a majoram vinaigrette. Delicious alongside chicken, fish or lamb.

Herbs on the Patio

Living in a condo, I don’t have much space for gardening.  Last summer I tried growing herbs in a pot for the first time in years, with mixed success.  The cilantro didn’t fare too well, nor the chives, but my three varieties of basil did well –  I was able to make pesto and ice […]

April Dinner Party

A Mediterranean dinner party menu – bruschetta, warm olive tapenade spread, and Chicken Marbella- a favorite from The Silver Palate Cookbook.

Banana Tea Bread

Everyone has their favorite banana bread recipe. This old favorite from The New York Times Cookbook, is a little more cake like , not quite as heavy as some recipes.

Apple Crisp

I LOVE fruit desserts.  This Apple Crisp is one of my favorites.  There’s no crust, so it’s a breeze to put together  and you can substitute lots of other fruits (blueberries are great!)   This recipe is an adaption of a recipe from The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook.           Apple Crisp (Serves […]

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