Tag: Herbs

Summer Appetizers

Tomato Bruschetta

There is simply nothing like your own or purchased local tomatoes in the summer. I am a confessed tomato junkie and I adore these bruschetta. Tomatoes and basil…a combination sent from the gods! Makes 4 Servings 4 – 6 tomatoes, seeded & diced 1 Tbsp. each fresh basil & flat-leaf parsley, chopped ¼ cup EVO […]

Basics & Tips

Have Spice Kit Will Travel

A “guest article” for Oracibo…..me? I sent an email to Phyllis extolling the wonders of the Internet for finding recipes and she suggested I write an article so here goes. Do you travel? My husband and I spend a couple of months each winter renting a casita (a two bedroom condo type place) on a […]

Vegetables & Side Dishes

Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta

C’mon, give this a try! Brussels sprouts are my husbands’ favourite vegetable I think so this recipe is a hit at our house! This is a really excellent way to prepare them. Maybe your mom boiled the you know what out of them and that’s why you avoid them? I really recommend growing your own […]

Fall Mains, Spring Mains, Winter Mains

Turkey, Hunter’s Style

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This recipe for tacchino alla cacciatora is from Julia della Croce’s cookbook “Umbria.” The book explores the foods and traditions of that region of Italy and is filled with great recipes. Turkey, either wild or farm raised, is eaten all over Umbria but not the […]

Salads, Soups and And Sandwiches

Pureed Vegetable Soup

This is a lovely soup that I like to make with veggies from the Farmer’s Market and herbs from the garden. It’s nice to serve as a first course or as a main course served with wholegrain bread and perhaps some cheese. Once the veggies are prepped, it’s a cinch to throw together! I have […]

Fall Mains, Winter Mains

Veal Shortribs

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I am a huge fan of both shortribs & oxtails. They have such a delicious unctuous texture when braised in a sauce  made with stock, wine & chopped vegetables. They do take a bit of prep., but once they are in the oven, that’s pretty […]

Vegetables & Side Dishes

Potato And Turnip “Gratin”

Traditionally a gratin is a layered dish topped with either grated cheese or a mixture of breadcrumbs and melted butter. I decided to forgo both in this case, but feel free to make this using either ½ cup grated Gruyere cheese or ½ cup of coarse breadcrumbs combined with 2 Tbsp. melted butter and scatter […]