one pan creamy sundried tomato chicken

I don’t eat a lot of dairy but I do love cheese & occasionally I like to cook with cream to make a sumptuous sauce. This recipe is one of those times. Cream is very forgiving in a sauce, letting you boil it without the sauce splitting, cream brings flavors together brilliantly & satiates our palettes. This…  [Read More]

grilled chicken with warm tomato, bean and bacon salad

It has rained & rained…& rained here in ‘sunny’ Florida for weeks on end. I love the rain, I find it soothing & productive. I can say that because thankfully we’re not under water like several suburbs around us are, poor souls. It’s not interfered with our lives too terribly apart from we’ve had to nab brief…  [Read More]

slow roasted tomato & arugula salad

If you’ve never roasted tomatoes in the oven for hours then marinated them in garlic, balsamic & olive oil…you must! Slow roasting tomatoes draws out their moisture & intensifies their flavor.  You’re rewarded with a sweet, heavenly concentration of tomato goodness. The simple balsamic marinade only intensifies their flavor. I’m a believer that often the simplest…  [Read More]

fattoush – tomato & herb bread salad

This salad is actually called “fattoush”. It originates in the Middle East – Lebanon. It is made with toasted pita bread, lots of fresh herbs, the tastiest tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, green peppers and onion. It has a tart, vibrant dressing made with fresh lemon juice, garlic and a touch of ground cumin. The salad is nothing…  [Read More]

tomato, prosciutto and arugula salad

It’s been weeks since I’ve shown my face around here but I have a very good excuse – we moved. Yes. Again. As in packed-up-all-our-worldly-belongings-into-boxes-then-loaded-them-onto-a-truck-and-unpacked-them-at-our-new-place moved. Mind boggling isn’t it? As if moving isn’t horrendous enough but doing it twice in eight months is staggering, no exaggeration. We were exhausted for days – weeks even,…  [Read More]

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