Summer Squash Agrodolce Salad

Summer Squash Agrodolce SaladSummer Squash the Italian Way – With a Sweet and Sour Dressing

The Italian term agrodolce (pronounced “agro-dolchay”) describes sweet and sour sauce made with a reduction of vinegar and sweetener (usually sugar). The name comes from “agro” (sour) and “dolce” (sweet). Summer Squash Agrodolce Salad is an unusual pairing. Traditionally agrodolce accompanies meats, pasta and cooked vegetables. Continue reading

Salsa Verde w/ Roasted Asparagus & Kalamata Olives

Salsa Verde w/ Roasted Asparagus & Kalamata Olives Salsa Verde – Another Classic Italian Green Sauce

Lots and lots of Italian flat leaf parsley, lots of fresh basil and a good amount of fresh mint swirled together with capers, homemade mustard, white wine vinegar and your best olive oil. Easily made in 10-15 minutes, Continue reading

Agua Fresca – Simply Refreshing

Agua Fresca - Simply Refreshing Agua Fresca with Honeydew, Cucumber & Mint

Blended fruit, water and a little lemon or lime juice makes a most flavorful and refreshing beverage for the warm days of spring and summer. Most any fruit can be used to make Mexico’s delicious aguas frescas: mango, papaya, pineapple, watermelon or even pink grapefruit. Continue reading

Roasted Delicata Squash, Purple Onions & Tahini Sauce

Roasted Delicata Squash & Purple Onions w/ Tahini SauceRoasted Delicata Squash & Friends—Made for Holiday Meals

A family favorite for at least a month now. Ever since I saw it among the New York Times’ Thanksgiving recipes. It was love at first sight. The two beautiful delicata squash on my kitchen counter took to this new recipe famously with their tender skin and sweet flesh. Continue reading

Greek Salad — Fresh, Vibrant, Easy

Greek Salad— Fresh, Vibrant, EasyAll the Right Stuff for a Superb Greek Salad

Such incredible abundance and variety of beautiful produce this time of year. Colorful, filled to overflowing displays at farmers’ markets with late summer’s bounty. All the right stuff for a superb Greek Salad: ripe, sweet and juicy tomatoes, cool, crisp cucumbers and full-flavored herbs. Continue reading

Watermelon Salad w/ Arugula, Feta & Greek Olives

Watermelon Salad w/ Arugula, Feta & Greek OlivesThe Sweet, Salty, Hot & Sour Flavors of Watermelon Salad

You know what watermelon tastes like. Cool and refreshing, satisfyingly juicy and sweet. It’s all those things and more when combined with the salty, hot and sour flavors in Watermelon Salad. An amazing transformation takes place. Continue reading

Yoghurt Cheese – Labneh, a Great Beginning to Thanksgiving

Homemade Yoghurt Cheese & Whey – LabnehHomemade Yoghurt Cheese & Whey

Until two Saturday’s ago I knew nothing about whey and nothing about yoghurt cheese. An all day workshop on fermentation changed that. I’ve now made three batches of creamy yoghurt cheese Continue reading