One of my favorite veggies to eat in the springtime is asparagus. I remember as a kid, though, that we only ate canned asparagus tips and only for a holiday! Boy have times changed. There is nothing like fresh asparagus which you can get in thick stalks or thin stalks, purple and white! And of […]
I love the combination of leeks and fennel together. Both such fresh, light, sweet flavors. For this cheesy dip, the leeks and fennel are sautéed along with some bacon. Mix them with a thyme studded creamy sauce, grated Italian cheeses and add just a bit of heat from some red pepper flakes and you have one […]
Anyone who likes chicken, has got to love a good wing recipe. These deliciously sticky chicken wings are cooked in two ways. First they are baked till golden brown in the oven. Then the hot wings are coated all over with garlic and ginger. And saving the best for last, they are fried in a wok and then […]
Happy First Day of Spring! I love to celebrate the first day of each season with a really special salad. This salad, full of my favorite spring veggies, was kind of fun to put together. ( Though I will be the first to admit that I have zero flower arranging skills.) But find yourself some […]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all who celebrate this holiday! Since I am a year round fan of Bailey’s Irish Cream, of course I wanted to include it in a fun & festive cupcake recipe. Buttermilk is one of the key ingredients in these light and airy cupcakes. They are soft and light in texture, […]
Top ‘o the morning to ya! Get ready to enjoy a variety of wonderful Irish inspired bread! A group of amazing bakers, The Bread Bakers, come together once a month to share a common bread baking theme. This month, Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm, chose Irish bread. One of my […]
When you are done grating all the cheese that you can from your hunk of Parmigano Reggiano, don’t throw away the rind! Put them in a baggie and tuck them away in the back of your refrigerator’s cheese drawer. They are the key ingredient to one of the most delicious broths you will ever taste. […]
I love simple dinners. Who doesn’t, right? Well this pan seared cod dish is prepped and cooked in less than a half an hour. Beautiful, seasoned cod fillets are pan seared and covered in a spicy, sweet salsa made with blood oranges, cara cara oranges, pink grapefruit, avocado and purple onion. It’s as comforting as […]
I love the combination of soft greens and crunchy veggies in my salads. In this three pea salad, tender mache mingles with crunchy snap & snow peas and fresh, sweet English peas. All bathed in a light and lemony thyme vinaigrette.
I don’t know about you, but I can eat potatoes in any form! This potato casserole is among my favorites. Thinly sliced potatoes are baked in a garlic cream sauce studded with fresh thyme. Warm and creamy and slightly crunchy, these Dauphinoise potatoes are a perfect side to any meal.