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Mediterranean Cooking Class Recipes

I taught a wonderful class last night which highlighted some of the classic foods and tastes from Mediterranean cuisine.  This was probably my last class for a few months since next month I am having surgery to repair a SLAP tear on my left shoulder. I’m sad about this but I will be happy to … Continue reading

Asparagus,Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Asparagus,Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

  Every now and then I find a recipe using asparagus which gives me hope in using this vegetable that was never part of my childhood meals. With this in mind, I never wanted to try the long, slender funny looking vegetable. Broccoli was a stretch for me as a child. I disliked most vegetables. … Continue reading

Father’s Day dinner 2012

Father’s Day dinner 2012

We had a wonderful Father’s Day here in spite of the rain that was present all day long. My husband was able to take his Sunday nap without any interruptions and he decided on a simple meal of beef shish kabobs and a potato salad. I suggested a new recipe for potato salad I had read about … Continue reading

Garden Update-Four weeks later

Garden Update-Four weeks later

I can’t believe how much my garden has grown in just four weeks! I have already been using some of the lettuce, spinach and herbs for salads and recipes in my kitchen. I’ve learned how to care for all of the plants I have so I am expecting great results. I put some plant food … Continue reading

My 2012 Garden

My 2012 Garden

I finally went out and bought seeds and plants. Monday I was able to get most everything in before a nice rain fell saving me from having to water. And it’s been raining a bit daily so I haven’t had to worry about that part of gardening, so far. Here is what I put in: … Continue reading

Cooking classes and recipes

The teacher in me is so very happy. In the next week I have 5 classes scheduled at Cool Beans Cafe’. It excites me because I am going to teach classes in Italian cooking.  This Saturday will be homemade pasta with a homemade tomato sauce and meatballs followed by cannoli for dessert. On the following … Continue reading

Somebody’s gotta do it….

take care of me, that is. As a wife and mother it seems I am always caring for others while I go to the bottom of the list in that department. Eventually a body will scream for help or send up the white flag of surrender,and mine did just that. All of the health trouble I’ve … Continue reading

Finding Answers

I truly wish I could report that I have found some answers to my health issues, but I can’t. I have found a doctor who specializes in treating allergies along with food intolerance issues therefore I will be scheduling an appointment with him. My blood work showed not a single reaction to any of the … Continue reading

Summer means salads

With summer almost here and the spring bringing fresh lettuce to the markets I am thinking of all the salad combinations I can begin making. I’ve already tried my hand with combining hot proteins with cold lettuce and vegetables as well as pasta salads. Around my house we like different combinations of flavors and textures … Continue reading

Apple Cheese Salad

I made this salad today at my cooking class/demo for the seniors and they loved it. In fact, one lady asked for seconds so I think she really liked it. I didn’t even get to taste it because I had just enough for the group and one to-go box they took back to one of … Continue reading