Spanish Marinated Carrots

This month marks 10 years of the forming of our Gourmet Dinner Club (GDC). While the members of our group may have changed the overall theme of the group has not. We have been and continue to be all about sharing food, wine, laughter and friendship. [Read more…]

Kale, Cranberry, Pecan, Feta and Brown Rice Salad

People tend to either love kale or have a strong disdain for it. You’re supposed to love it because it’s good for you but unless it’s prepared correctly it can be easy not to like it. I think the key to loving kale is mixing it with other well-liked ingredients. [Read more…]

Spicy Corn and Bean Gazpacho

I’ve been thinking about making a corn soup this summer and was waiting until the local corn was in its prime. We recently had a great dinner (food and wine) with Carolyn R and Jonathan R. Carolyn made this yummy cold soup and I knew that I had to give it a try. [Read more…]

Peas and Garlic Scapes Sauté

I can never get enough garlic (much to Ed’s dismay) and enjoy in it all forms. However my preference is when it takes on a mellower flavor, such as roasted garlic. I was first introduced to another mild alternative – garlic scapes – a few years ago at Growing Roots’ Farmers Market in Malvern, PA. [Read more…]

Lemon-Basil Potato Salad

Potato salad and summer make a perfect pair. I like that you can make it in advance and in may cases it improves as it sits for a few hours. [Read more…]

Hemp Seed Tabbouleh

I hadn’t really thought about how much I missed tabbouleh until I saw this recipe. The main ingredient in tabbouleh is bulgur which is made from wheat so it’s not an option for people who are wheat-free or gluten-free. For this version, I used hemp seeds which are not only gluten-free, but also a superfood. [Read more…]

Asparagus with Hazelnuts and Tarragon Vinaigrette

“A” is for April and also for asparagus. While it’s in season from February to June this is when you’ll find the very best.   [Read more…]

Black Bean and Prosciutto Soup

Black bean soup is one of my favorites. It’s both satisfying and flavorful. And this recipe is almost as easy as opening a can of pre-made soup. [Read more…]

Roasted Carrots with Clementines

“Oh my Darling, Oh my Darling, Oh my Darling Clementine.” This song reminds me of my mom as she used to sing it and of the juicy little fruits that are popular at this time of year. I’m used to just peeling and eating them or perhaps adding them to a protein shake. [Read more…]

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Ed and I recently enjoyed a great early dinner at Tired Hands Brewing Company’s Fermenteria in Ardmore, PA before heading to the Mann Music Center to see Bob Dylan. Not only is the beer at Tired Hands great but so are their tacos. [Read more…]