Soups & Salads

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Watermelon Gazpacho with Jalapeno, Feta and Fresh Mint

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.  This watermelon gazpacho with jalapeno, feta and fresh mint is the perfect summer dish.  So incredibly fresh and…

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Farm Fresh Corn Chowder

I love farm to table food.  And this Farm Fresh Corn Chowder fits that bill.   Fresh corn and red peppers, with the best…

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Risi e Bisi

Remember having ‘Risi e Bisi’ as a kid growing up?  Really, you don’t?  Well, to be honest, neither did the Loon or me, he…

Summer Salad: Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Herbs

Summer Salad: Tomato, Cucumber and Herbs

Here’s another favorite recipe from a great chef, Donald Link: Summer Salad: Tomato, Cucumber and Herbs!  This salad might just as well have a…

Summer stuffed tomatoes

Stuffed Summer Tomatoes

Nothing is better than fresh vegetables from the farmer’s market in the summer time.   These literally explode with flavor.   The Loon and…

Pasta salad with sauteed asparagus with sun dried tomatoes and basil

Pasta Salad with Sauteed Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil

This pasta salad with sauteed asparagus and sun dried tomatoes and basil is actually as good as it sounds.   Mix in some fresh…

Curried Chicken Salad

Curried Chicken Salad

I’ve been making this curried chicken salad for many years.  The Loon flips his wig (yes, his wig) every time I make this for…

Black bean and Sweet Corn Salad

Zesty Black Bean and Sweet Corn Salad

Zesty Black Bean and Sweet Corn Salad is so good.   It’s perfect for a BBQ or a side for almost any meal.  And…

Chinese noodle and chicken salad

Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad

This Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad is so good!  Serve it warm or at room temp…both the Loon and I love the peanut sauce….

Roasted tomato and basil soup

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

Comfort doesn’t get much better than this…Roasted tomato and basil soup is a favorite of the Loon and me.  Be sure to whip up…