Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lemon Dill Ricotta Dip

If you want a crowd-pleaser for summer get-togethers, make this lemon dill ricotta dip. It blends creamy ricotta with garden fresh herbs and lemon plus a touch of chipotle mayo for some spiciness. It’s creamy, fresh, and only takes five minutes to whip up. Serve it with crudité, crackers, toasted bread slices, or, of course, chips.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Blueberry Arugula Salad with Yogurt Dill Dressing

I'm glad we've been on a salad for dinner kick lately because oddly enough the lettuce in my garden is loving this crazy weather. And, this blueberry arugula salad with yogurt and dill dressing has been on repeat.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Grilled BBQ Shrimp Lettuce Boats

I cannot fathom that it is already the end of July. Summer is whizzing by. They always talk about how kids these days are overscheduled; I think the same goes for adults. Community and work commitments have kept me zooming here, there, and everywhere - everywhere except my kitchen that is. I had grand plans for dishes I would make this summer, and so far, that list remains fairly untouched.

Last night was one of the first nights that we were going to be home, had no other plans, and weren't completely exhausted. I was able to take a deep breath and create a light summer meal at a relaxed pace. The result was these grilled shrimp with a sweet, tangy BBQ sauce on a bed of cucumber, tomato, and jalapeno served in romaine lettuce leaves.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A New Season at Mill Street Bar + Table

Last month Renato and I went to a special event at Mill Street Bar + Table in Greenwich, CT. This is one of our favorite spots and we were excited to see what they have going on. We met the new executive chef, tasted new menu items, and learned about new restaurant hours. That's a lot of new, but what hasn't changed is the passion for good food and good farming.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. The tasting event was free of charge. The opinions contained herein are my own and reflect my experience. Your own may differ.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Strawberry season is finally here in Connecticut. These sweet gems deserve to be enjoyed beyond breakfast or dessert. They provide a wonderful natural sweetness to savory dishes too. This salsa fits into any meal of the day.


Friday, June 1, 2018

Grain-Free Cinnamon Almond Muffins

What do you do when you get back home from vacation and discover there is absolutely no food in the house for breakfast the next morning? You work with what you’ve got and make muffins.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cultural Alliance Presents "Food Is Art"

On Sunday, June 3rd, "Food is Art: Nurturing the Creative Soul," will mark an inaugural year of Pairings for the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut. The event presents a festive 5-course meal paired with music selected by the chef and served up in a beautiful, creative setting.
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