Food Art from my tiny box garden

Food Art from my tiny box garden

Just for fun – I picked peppers, rosemary, and basil to use in a homemade sauce – with tomatoes from Farmer Dave, of course – the other day.¬† I just thought it looked pretty, so here is a picture. ūüôā

Salmon Summer Fruit Salad.  REALLY Tasty!

Salmon Summer Fruit Salad. REALLY Tasty!

A big THANK YOU to Marcia Calvin, one of my fellow members of the Wakefield Unitarian Universalist Church, for bringing this lovely salad to our church potluck picnic last Sunday! I love potlucks. They provide a wonderful opportunity to try new dishes and enjoy old…

Unbelievable Chicken “All-in-One” Casserole

Unbelievable Chicken “All-in-One” Casserole

Okay – this is REALLY GOOD.¬† Unbelievably good, in my opinion – with that opinion shared by my husband.¬† It is a WOW. It gets even better when leftover and it goes especially well with strongly-flavored vegetable such as fiddle heads (in the spring when…

Tomato Sauce – my favorite using canned tomatoes

Tomato Sauce – my favorite using canned tomatoes

I have discovered the perfect tomato/pasta sauce. You can leave out the sausage for a delicious vegetarian version, or use another type of meat.¬† Use just one or all or less or more of the optional ingredients, simmer for as short or long a time…

Cajun Roast with Maque Choux – Wonderful Beef Chuck Recipe

Cajun Roast with Maque Choux – Wonderful Beef Chuck Recipe

I found a small chuck roast on sale – but really didn’t want to do the typical pot roast or beef stew thing.¬† What to do?¬† Well, I found a recipe with a spicy Cajun flavor and just had to try it. Here is the…

Anything Goes Quesadilla Casserole

Anything Goes Quesadilla Casserole

Talk about easy – and, if ingredients are chosen¬† with a bit of thought, healthier than one would think.¬† And really tasty, too! Just look at this: Note: Click¬† HERE for my guacamole recipe. This was my second time making quesadillas – both times as…

Chicken Breast With Eggplant, Shallots and Ginger

Chicken Breast With Eggplant, Shallots and Ginger

This was really tasty! I was unsure when I first viewed the recipe, but I am really glad I tried it. I bought a Sicilian eggplant from Farmer Dave at the Wakefield Farmer’s Market and didn’t feel like doing the usual garlic, olive oil, and/or…

pesto, pesto, pesto….  :) and food art featuring fresh-picked garlic

pesto, pesto, pesto…. :) and food art featuring fresh-picked garlic

I am blessed to have a space in a “borrowed/cooperative” garden¬† in which I have enough basil plants that I can pick enough basil at one time to equal 3 packed cups. ¬†Time for pesto, of course! An added bonus was freshly picked garlic from…

Can’t go wrong with fresh mozzarella!

Can’t go wrong with fresh mozzarella!

Fresh Mozarella purchased at the Farmer’s Market from “The Cheese Man” Phil Hermann, who brings locally made mozzerella, ricotta and goat cheese to the¬† market. Basil, also from the Farmer’s Market.¬† Tomatoes from our back yard.¬† A little olive oil, salt, pepper and a touch…

Rosemary, Onion, and Garlic

Rosemary, Onion, and Garlic

I was trying out a marinade recipe and liked the way these ingredients looked on the cutting board.¬† I’ll report on the marinade later – the chicken is soaking as I write. The lovely cutting board was made by Mark Calabrese.¬† I recieved it as…