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Asparagus

Asparagus is in season. I personally love asparagus. It can be eaten raw, grilled, boiled, steamed or fried. You can serve it plain or with Hollandaise sauce. It can be served for brunch with eggs Benedict, in a salad for lunch and […]

Springtime Vegetables – How about Fava Beans Clarise?

Fava beans are in season now. The are also called broad beans or pigeon beans and belong to the pea family with cultivation dating back 5000 years. Fava beans are low in fat cholesterol and sodium, a good source of fiber , protein, phosphorus, copper, mangenese. Also, they are a very good source of folate, […]

Fats: the good and the bad

I don’t know about you but when I read about fats, poly, trans, unsaturated, saturated, I get confused. So here it is.

BAD FATS

Saturated Fat Trans Fat

Saturated fats clog arteries and raise total Trans fats were “invented by scientists to provide a better shelf life for […]

Spreads and Dipping Oils

This is my take on those spreads and dips you get in a restaurant with that great crunchy bread. And always, always, everyone says “I could make a meal out of this with a little salad.” Well, I don’t know if you can make a meal out of the following recipes, but they make a […]

Tomato Salads – Tomato and Mozzarella

This is such an easy recipe and so flavorful. My favorite. The amount of ingredients you use depends, of course, on how many people you are serving. Judy

Tomatoes, sliced

Fresh Mozzarella, sliced, the same amount of slices as tomato

Basil leaves, […]

Tomato Salads – Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad

You don’t have to feel guilty about the bacon in this BLT. DRESSING

Whisk together:

2 T mayonnaise

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 c. olive oil

2 T parmesean cheese, grated

S&P to taste

SALAD

1 lb. tomatoes, cored and cut into chunks

1 […]

Easy Tomato Sauce

6 or 7 large plum tomatoes, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

5 or 6 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 cup red wine

Dried or fresh oregano, basil and/or fennel

salt and pepper

Saute chopped onions and garlic in 3 Tbsp. olive oil until translucent.

Add the wine and cook until it boils for about 2 […]

Eggplant Parmesan

Yesterday, my neighbor Carol brought us a bunch of eggplants and peppers from her brother’s garden. Right away I thought, eggplant Parmesan. Luckily it was not a hot day, as a matter of fact earlier in the day it was pretty cool here down at the shore. We were getting rain from Hurricane Danny as […]