Kale, Mushroom,Tomato & Cheddar Cheese Strata

Kale, Mushroom,Tomato & Cheddar Cheese Strata

A strata is a custardy, cheesy egg dish with bread cubes & cheese baked in it.  You can add any vegetables to a strata, and for this one I decided to use baby kale, mushrooms and sliced tomatoes. We have so many juicy garden tomatoes all coming ripe right now so I keep trying to think of recipes to use them. (This is one of those attempts). Sharp cheddar cheese made it extra good! A strata is a wonderful dish to prepare for guests because you can actually make it the night before…
Dutch Baby with Green Onions, Fresh Herbs & Sour Cream

Dutch Baby with Green Onions, Fresh Herbs & Sour Cream

A Dutch Baby is one of the most impressive, yet extremely simple egg dishes you can make. If you have never tried making one, you definitely should! It is literally made up of four simple ingredients; eggs, flour, milk & butter. The key is the hot skillet which creates the beautiful puffy & eggy dutch baby! Dutch Babies are often topped with fresh cut fruit like strawberries and blueberries, but this one is a savory version. It is topped with sliced green onions and fresh herbs. I have tons of herbs in my…
Cold Asian Noodle Salad with a Tangy Ginger Lime Dressing

Cold Asian Noodle Salad with a Tangy Ginger Lime Dressing

This is a nice change from the usual summer salad because of the crisp vegetables used and the tangy ginger lime dressing. You can use any mix of crunchy vegetables, but some of the common ones used in Asian salads are: cabbage, carrots, snow peas, peppers, radishes, cucumbers, bok choy and green onions. Fresh herbs like mint or cilantro add a nice flavor - and make sure you have fresh ginger and a lime or two on hand! I went to my favorite local farm to see what they had that might work…
Summer Panzanella Salad

Summer Panzanella Salad

SUMMER PANZANELLA SALAD Panzanella is a rustic Tuscan salad that uses toasted bread, juicy ripe tomatoes, onions, basil & other chopped summer vegetables all tossed in an olive oil vinaigrette. It is a wonderful summer salad as it uses many of the seasonal vegetables available at the farmer's markets. If you happen to grow tomatoes, you know how they all come at once, so keep this dish in mind! This salad would be a great accompaniment to grilled fish or meat and is simple to make. Ingredients: a small French baguette (cut into…
Tabouli with Chopped Summer Vegetables

Tabouli with Chopped Summer Vegetables

Tabouli (taboulli, tabbouleh) is one of those easy and delicious summer salads that uses all the vegetables that are seasonally abundant. It is a traditional Mediterranean salad that is made from cracked wheat, chopped vegetables, mint & parsley with a lemon vinaigrette. It can be scooped up and eaten  in pita bread or on lettuce leaves or just in a bowl alone. There are no definite amounts, you can just add what you like best in the amounts you prefer. The vegetables are usually chopped quite fine. You can put the mint &…