Monthly Archives: June 2011

Gazpacho Bean Salad

    I was inspired by some recipes for white gazpacho to make this salad.  The dressing could be tweaked to make a white gazpacho.  At any rate it is a super yummy summer salad !   INGREDIENTS 2 Large … Continue reading

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TOMATO, GOAT CHEESE AND ONION TART

  This tart is a beautiful celebration of summer tomatoes and very easy to make.  In fact you can use a frozen or refrigerator pie crust and have it ready in about 30 minutes !   INGREDIENTS 1 (9-inch) prepared … Continue reading

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Walnut and Green Raisin Pesto

  I came home from the farmers market this morning with a rather huge bunch of fresh basil and a baguette, among other things.  So, pesto seemed the obvious breakfast.  Of course, I didn’t have any pine nuts ( they … Continue reading

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Rice and Ginger Scrambled Eggs

  A friend of mine who grew up in Singapore told me she sautes fresh ginger in her scrambled eggs.  I love ginger and couldn’t wait to try it myself.  I decided to add rice and scallions for more complexity … Continue reading

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Strawberry Ice Cream Parfait

  This is a very easy impressive looking and super tasty ice cream dessert.   1 pint vanilla ice cream 1 cup sliced, fresh strawberries 6 Biscoff cookies ( a belgian crisp butter cookie) 2 tsp Cointreau DIRECTIONS Add cointreau … Continue reading

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Thai Curry Veg w Fresh Englsh Peas

    I made this from fresh vegetables bought at the farmers market and it makes all the difference.  The freshly shelled peas are bursting with flavor as is the broccoli.  It makes a spectacular summer dish served with white … Continue reading

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PRETTY LITTLE SUMMER SALAD WITH ASPARAGUS

    INGREDIENTS 2 Hard boiled eggs ( 1/2 egg per serving) 1 lb green asparagus 2 tbls white wine vinegar (preferably tarragon) 2 tsp whole grain mustard 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/3 cup safflower or grapeseed oil 1 small … Continue reading

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VEGAN CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP

Ingredients 4 broccoli crowns cut up into small florets 1/2 yellow onion (preferably vidalia) diced 2 garlic cloves – finely chopped 1 fresh hot pepper ( jalepeno or other) 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup vegetable broth 1/2 can coconut … Continue reading

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Summer Cocktails Old and New

I have two classic summer refreshers and two newbies.  this photo is a Mango Frozen Margarita.  Very tasty, fruity and fresh.  I am a classic margarita gal – on the rocks with salt etc – but this mango slurpee is … Continue reading

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ARROZ CON FIDEOS (rice with pasta, scallions and garlic)

I found this recipe in a Gourmet Magazine from 2001 in the letters from readers section.  The woman who sent it said her Ecuadorian mother makes it once a week.  I can see why.  It’s a simple but oh so … Continue reading

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