Sausage Made Me Smile

Sausage Made Me Smile

The weather has been brutal for the last several weeks. I am sitting in my office listening to the wind smash on the side of my house. Now I understand why the sandstone around those windows is so worn! My home was … Continue reading

BRUSCHETTA

BRUSCHETTA

On such a dark and dreary day I can’t help dreaming of warmth, sunshine, summer and what else – ripe local tomatoes! Soon very soon… BRUSCHETTA 6 ripe plum tomatoes, diced 1/4 inch 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 cup fresh … Continue reading

MARINARA SAUCE

MARINARA SAUCE

    MARINARA SAUCE makes 2 cups  28 ounces best quality diced plum tomatoes ¼ cup olive oil 4 cloves coarsely chopped garlic or to taste ¼ cup sliced fresh basil ¼ cup chopped flat leaf parsley ½ teaspoon sea … Continue reading

GREEK SALAD

GREEK SALAD

a balance of texture and flavours is critical Ralph and I spent our holiday last summer in Greece. Close friends of ours have been making a pilgrimage to several of the Greek islands for years and invited us to tag … Continue reading

PIZZA

PIZZA

Friday night date food  I have been in love with pizza since I was 9 years old when my uncle made me a Kraft pizza mix complete with sliced hotdogs…YUCK!…however, at the time it was sublime. Happily, I have had the fun … Continue reading