Delicata Squash & Arugula Salad with Feta Cheese, Nuts & Seeds

Delicata Squash & Arugula Salad with Feta Cheese, Nuts & Seeds

Fall is in the air, which has me in the mood to make one of my favorite autumn salads. This is not so much a recipe as a combination of ingredients that make up this delicious salad. You can change the proportions depending how many people you are serving. It is the perfect seasonal salad to serve from now through the winter. In fact we usually make a version of this for Thanksgiving dinner, as it pairs well with turkey and everything else served. Delicata Squash & Arugula Salad with Feta, Walnuts &…
Heirloom Tomato Quiche With Fresh Herbs & Pesto

Heirloom Tomato Quiche With Fresh Herbs & Pesto

I rarely make Quiche and usually stick to frittatas because of the time and mess of making the quiche crust...but I happened to have an extra "pre-made crust" in the fridge, so I got inspired to try one. (Actually homemade pie crust is really not that difficult, it just takes a little extra planning). I had recently bought a lot of beautiful heirloom tomatoes at the farmer's market. Those tomatoes and some fresh garden herbs became the main ingredients in my quiche. Some aged gouda cheese added to the egg batter made for…
Nicoise Salad with Grilled Tuna

Nicoise Salad with Grilled Tuna

Nicoise Salad is a French salad that originated in the city of Nice. It is traditionally made with tomatoes, green beans, hard boiled eggs, olives, anchovies and fresh or canned tuna. I think it is an ideal meal to serve guests in the summer. You can arrange the ingredients separately, or create a beautiful plate or platter with everything on it. The tuna can be grilled and then added to the salad - which brings everyone outside in the summer. Basically it is a one dish meal, and served with a French baguette…
Summer Tomato Panzanella Salad

Summer Tomato Panzanella Salad

During the summer tomatoes are so abundant, ripe, juicy and beautiful! If you have a garden you know they come in fast and furious, all ripening at once. The only problem is figuring out how to use them. Here is another good recipe with tomatoes that is easy and a delicious way to use them! It is called Panzanella Salad and is a Tuscan dish using soaked stale bread, tomatoes, onions, fresh basil & parsley, peppers, cucumbers, garlic, mozzarella & capers. Ingredients for the salad: 2 - 3 cups of bread cubes (stale…
Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Croutons, Herbs, Capers & Goat Cheese

Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Croutons, Herbs, Capers & Goat Cheese

This is the time of year when tomatoes are abundant.  If you have an excess of tomatoes all coming ripe in your garden at once, you may be trying to figure out a way to use them. Yes, they are great sliced on salads and caprese style with mozzarella & basil - but roasted herb stuffed tomatoes are a wonderful way to use more than a few at a time. Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Croutons, Herbs, Capers & Goat Cheese (Preheat oven to 360 degrees) Ingredients: (serves 2 - 4 depending if used…