World’s Fastest Fish Dinner…And Recipe!

Place 1 1/2 lbs of white fish fillet (cod was on sale) on foil. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice and sprinkle with fresh herbs (here oregano & thyme, could be dill, parsley, chive). Salt & pepper. Lemon slices. Wrap and place in 375 oven for 10-15 minutes or on medium grill or coals. OpenContinue reading “World’s Fastest Fish Dinner…And Recipe!”

Meat-free Monday (or Tuesday or…) Pasta

I kind of daydream about this pasta. Ok I do daydream. And it's EZ! Throw it together – no deep thoughts. Altogether 3 steps. Cook pasta, blend pesto, roast tomatoes. Dot with ricotta and you're wishing for a spork :)! Don't go all crazy with the pesto recipe either – use your hands for measuringContinue reading “Meat-free Monday (or Tuesday or…) Pasta”

Rhubarb Goodness

Thank goodness I didn't throw out the last of the season's wilted rhubarb. Feel free to cook it at it's peak, but cut off the ends of week-old rhubarb and you've still got the delicious makings of a loose jam, ice cream sauce, fresh fruit drizzle or BBQ ingredient. Please excuse the odd measurements. IContinue reading “Rhubarb Goodness”

Heat Wave Summer Corn Salad

It's either this, or watermelon. You can make it in any weather, but stove free cooking makes best sense in summer. Even children don't usually object to corn. And you can sub just about any raw or cooked veg. 'Nuff said – it's hot. 4 ears of corn, cut from cob (yes, raw) Giant handfulContinue reading “Heat Wave Summer Corn Salad”

No Scream Ice Cream

From the annals of Martha Stewart (click here) I give you 1-2-3 ice cream. Really! Even my son can make this, and has. 2 cups of heavy cream whipped stiffly 1 can sweetened condensed milk mixed with… 2 Tablespoons vanilla Combine above and freeze in loaf pan. Scoop, enjoy – B The original (see link)Continue reading “No Scream Ice Cream”

Not Breakfast Salad

Breakfast rice, nuts & fruits. I've adapted this from The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook. The original calls for protein rich quinoa, but I opt for brown rice. Both options are gluten free and the nuts add protein regardless. Eat before a beach holiday or after splitting a bottle of wine (plus some reallyContinue reading “Not Breakfast Salad”

Party Pops

You could skip adding the wine, but why would (should?) you? Yes I'm back from my holiday and boozing up the ice pops just in time for a heat wave. Judge if you must. Btw, once you start making fruit pops, you may never go back. The secret, in as much as there is one,Continue reading “Party Pops”

No Regrets Antipasto

My magazine copy is tattered, but the link works just as well. Every time I make this app I thank Ina Garten out loud. It's super easy but tastes like lots of effort was made. Plus it's summer heat friendly. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-artichoke-salad-recipe/index.html Consider this one for July 4 and beyond. Don't forget to hide some forContinue reading “No Regrets Antipasto”

“I Don’t Feel Like Cooking” Pasta

Despite the season our local farmer’s market had some hot looking tomatoes last week. They couldn’t be from around here, but family genetics make me desperate. Saturday would be mozzarella, tomato & basil day. Friday would be grilled lamb and pasta with a raw (crudo) tomato sauce. It’s super flex, requires no measuring and exceptContinue reading ““I Don’t Feel Like Cooking” Pasta”

Last Minute, 3 Ingredient Salad

This was a big hit at book club this week. I wish (wished?) it was more challenging. I think it will become a summer entertaining staple. Try it. Chunks of watermelon Chunks of feta Finely minced dill That's it. Alternatives include, mint replacing the dill or adding some spicy pickled pepper. Or try threading cubesContinue reading “Last Minute, 3 Ingredient Salad”