"The best times you are going to have in life are at the dinner table and in bed." Old Italian saying. So relax, and enjoy the simple things!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gateau Basque #French Fridays with Dorie

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I've discovered another reason why I am not a baker: I don't like stuffI'm a minimalist by nature. I like to fill my surrounding with space, not things, but baking requires things. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pasta with Raw Tomatoes #River Cottage VEG #Weekly Menu Plan

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Tomatoes are so delicious this time of year there is really no reason to cook them. For a busy mid-week meal all you have to do is boil up some pasta, whisk together: about 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil with some capers, garlic, and red cayenne or chili flakes, chop up about 1 1/2 pounds of tomatoes, put them into the pasta and add some fresh basil and some parmesan cheese. You'll have a quick healthy meal.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Slow Cooker Chicken with Spinach & Mushrooms #Foodie Friday

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My family and I have been having a lovely, but busy summer. My daughter's swim team will be ending this week and it looks like the team will move up a division... GO LAKESIDE!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Vegetable Soup: Provencal Vegetable Soup #French Fridays with Dorie

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I am exhausted. This was an excellent day to clean out my fridge by making Summer Vegetable Soup. This weekend I stayed in Manhattan with a group of East Coast French Friday with Dorie participates. We call ourselves Doristas.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Peach Salsa #It's All Greek to Me #Food of the World #Weekly Menu Plan

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This post is sponsored by Benbella books. All opinions are my own. 

When I was in London for my mother's 80th birthday a few years ago we where being held hostage by a very pedantic tour guide at the British Museum. He was going on and on about the importance of the Rosetta Stone... which really is quite a site to see. Because it was written in both ancient Greek and Egyptian it was the key to translating Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates #Foodie Friday #Food of the World

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High in fiber, high in calcium, low in fat... and I have the nerve to call these Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates appetizers... I mean come on, they are down right healthy.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sole with Capers, Cornichons, and Brown Butter Sauce

Sole with capers, cornichons and brown butter sauce- simplelivingeating.com

I was planning on making Dorie Greenspan's Skate with Capers, Cornichons, and Brown Butter Sauce but I ran into difficulty finding skate. I never cooked skate at home, and I never actually saw it in my fishmonger's store... so when he said he couldn't get it - I really wasn't that surprised.

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