summer coolers, peaches & ginger!

I absolutely adore sitting on my patio, nibbling on a delicious nosh, and sipping a cool, refreshing beverage. A couple of my friends introduced me to two of my new favorites for this year: a gin and tonic spiked with … Continue reading

ginger ale!

Ahhh, an ice cold drink, not too sweet, with a bit of zip — that’ ginger ale! And the homemade stuff is truly awesome! And, since it’s your own, you may make it as sweet as you like. If you … Continue reading

radishes with whipped sweet butter

It takes nearly as long to type the name of this dish as it does to assemble it! And, it is a work of art, painted with the colors of summer! I like to leave a tiny bit of the … Continue reading

limoncello

Aha! I spied Meyer lemons in the market — that means it’s time to make limoncello! I first tasted limoncello in Sorrento, Italy, many years ago. Many years later, I was introduced to the creamy version. They are both decadent … Continue reading

summer spreads

This time of year I always have the opportunity to picnic with friends at a concert, or sale the sound on a boat, or simply share a cocktail on my patio — and I LOVE that! This evening, I am … Continue reading

mint

Mint — just the name makes my mouth feel cool. What a refreshing flavor this herb brings to the table! And, it’s quite versatile, paired with both sweet as well as savory dishes. Of course, we all associate mint with sweet … Continue reading

sage

Most home cooks have an aging jar of sage tucked away in the spice cabinet. It gets pulled out at Thanksgiving for stuffing,  and then relegated to the back of the cabinet once again. Don’t leave your sage lonely in there … Continue reading

rosemary

  Rosemary is a member of the mint family, it’s name from the Latin means “dew of the sea,” because of its light blue flowers and because it grows well in damp places. Rosemary is used very frequently in Mediterranean cooking, providing flavor. … Continue reading