• Appetizers,  blog events,  Daring Bakers,  Food Community Press Releases,  Pasta,  Recipes,  Salads

    Remembering Elle

    And so it is that another person who owned a space in my heart has passed away. She was part of the humor section, the daily chuckles, the space that created camaraderie through wit and wonder. As I was getting to know Elle (Lee Ann Ritchotte) of Elle’s New England Kitchen, her wise cracking sense of humor made me open up that reserved space to her. In one of our first conversations she made me snort coffee out though my nose -which, as most of us know, is the height of all comic aspiration. 😉 So a few of us who loved knowing her are cooking up a tribute recipe from her blog and…

  • Dressings,  Herbs/Spices/Condiments,  Recipes,  Salads

    California Chicken Salad plus fresh homemade dressings

    As this season slowly draws to a close and those last days of outdoor grilling and garden fresh tomatoes go by,  we really savor the last and best of our “salad days”. Store bought tomatoes and baked chicken breast can be used in other seasons but it’s just not quite the same. I call this a California Chicken Salad because it has ingredients that I associate with several years of growing up in Orange County, California. More often than not, we had a salad topped with chicken for dinner. I love the interplay of flavours with the chicken, avocado and tomato. Black beans and corn add a little Southwest touch as well.…

  • blog events,  Main Dishes,  Recipes,  Salads

    Hi I’m back with a little Saltimbocca!

    Hello there! Sorry I’ve been away so long. I’ve been having some technical difficulties as well as a small case of Winter Doldrums. But – I think I’m on the mend and at least I can post again- thanks to those of you who kept checking in only to find nothing new here.  I’m feeling more energetic now and eager to get back on the blogging trail.  I am so sad to have missed out on the second round of Festa Italiana hosted by two of my sweetest  friends Marie from Proud Italian Cook and Maryann from Finding La Dolce Vita– so here is what I wished I could have brought- it’s my…

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