Vegetable Nicoise Salad

Vegetable Nicoise Salad

I love the combination of vegetables in a nicoise salad. This one is all vegetables and you really don't need to add anything else. However if you like, fresh seared or canned tuna can easily be added as an addition. ¬†Vegetable Nicoise Salad RECIPE serves 4 enough mesclun greens for 4 people 6- 8 small red potatoes (boiled until a knife pierces through) cut into wedges 12 cherry tomatoes (cut in half) 4-6 red radishes thinly sliced and halved 1/2 cup of black greek olives 2 cups of french green beans (blanched) 4…
Tropical Mango and Avocado Salad

Tropical Mango and Avocado Salad

Tropical Mango & Avocado Salad I was inspired by my trip to Florida to create a refreshing, healthy salad with a tropical flair. I decided to add some mango, oranges and avocados to bring a little sunshine back to the city. Mango Avocado Salad enough romaine for 3-4 people 1 avocado sliced 1 mango sliced into thin strips 1 orange sliced into thin wedges 1/2 thinly sliced red onion 1 red pepper sliced and cubed 1/3 cup of toasted pistachios Lime Honey Vinaigrette juice of 1 lime Juice of 1/2 orange 1 TB.…
Experimenting With Collage

Experimenting With Collage

I enjoy the process of experimenting with collage. For a realistic painter like me it is pure freedom to paint loosely, use torn paper and found materials, and to move it all around - not knowing what the final outcome will be. I shift around the shapes and colors and other elements around until I come up with a final composition that I like - then I glue everything down. For these collages I collected handmade papers, painted over some of them, then tore them into shapes. I also picked up scraps of…
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite "go to" snacks any time of day. There are lots of store made brands available, but they really cannot compare to homemade. It is easy to make too! Here is my recipe which I make in my mini Cuisinart food processor. You can add more or less of any of these ingredients according to your taste. Roasted Pepper Hummus 1 16 oz. can of chick peas (garbanzo beans) 1/2 cup of roasted red pepper (see recipe below - or use roasted peppers in a jar) 1/3 cup…
A Little Trip To Florida

A Little Trip To Florida

One of the shows I go to year after year to do buying for my stores is Surf Expo in Orlando. The show happens to be right after the holidays when it is getting very cold in New York City. So after the show we take a little side trip to some other nice place in Florida to take advantage of the warm weather. This year it is Delray Beach and Boca Raton. Delray Beach is very beautiful and called the "Village by The Sea" because it is right on the ocean. It…