Summer Fruit Ricotta Pie

Summer Fruit Ricotta Pie

I love this summer fruit ricotta pie! The only thing baked is the nut crust - the rest is fresh and cold and perfect for a hot summer day. It is a wonderful way to use seasonal summer fruit in a dessert without cooking it. The nuts and ricotta cheese add a nice source of protein too. Did you know there are over 13 grams of protein in 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese, and an ounce of nuts (about ten) provides 6 grams of protein? This pie is also low in sugar, and…
The Video And A Few More Wedding Photos

The Video And A Few More Wedding Photos

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly six weeks since my daughter's wedding.  The planning, the work, and the details of creating Sean's dream wedding all lead up to that "one big day". If I don't say so myself, it all came together and turned out exactly how we had hoped it would! We created the beach wedding of Sean's dreams at her favorite place, Cape May, NJ. - which made it all worthwhile! Now we have our memories, photos and a video to remember it by. *** check out the video here: (It…
Stuffed Vegetarian Eggplant

Stuffed Vegetarian Eggplant

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to visit the farmer's markets. There are so many in the Hamptons and each one has an array of beautiful vegetables and fruits that is better than the next! This weekend I stopped at the Country Garden Market in Bridgehampton on our way back to the city. The most gorgeous purple eggplants and bundles of summer onions were right next to each other in the bins. So I decided to combine the two of them and make stuffed baked eggplant for dinner.…
Summer Quinoa Salad

Summer Quinoa Salad

Summer quinoa salad is a great way to use chopped garden vegetables and fruits all in one delicious meal that can be eaten any time of day. This one has a nice mix of both veggies and berries, and added nuts for extra protein. Olive oil, freshly ground salt & pepper, lemon and fresh basil are all you need for a summery flavor. Quinoa is a grain with a lot of healthy nutrients and it is also gluten free. It is easy to make in 15 minutes over the stovetop and can be…
Colorful Seasonal Summer Salads

Colorful Seasonal Summer Salads

There is nothing like a fresh summer salad made with seasonal vegetables and fruits from the local farm stand. I like to mix up different combinations of greens to change things up. A variety of colorful vegetables and or fruits, nuts and sometimes cheese makes each salad unique. One of my favorite salads is what I call a "spoon salad". I was first inspired to try this after eating a spoon salad at Paul Newman's restaurant in Westport Ct. - The Dressing Room. Unfortunately it recently closed, but I am very happy that…
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