End~Of~Season Tomato Soup

End~of~Season Tomato Soup  |   Garlic & Parmesan Roasted Chickpea Croutons “I devour them in the hand; eat them raw with olive oil, salt and basil; grill them with oregano and garlic~rubbed bread; bake them with goat cheese; and occasionally simmer them as a sauce or soup…But come the first frosts, I shut the door Continue reading → «End~Of~Season Tomato Soup»


September 28th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Pot Roast with Parsley~Garlic Sauce  |  Homemade Applesauce MONDAY Roasted Pepper, Corn, Onion & Jack Quesadillas TUESDAY Chicken Tortilla Soup  |  Guacamole  |  Homemade Pita Chips WEDNESDAY Baked Honey, Lemon & Garlic Chicken Wings  |  Carrot & Celery Sticks  


September 21st, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Grilled Pork Chops with Roasted Grapes & Garlic  |  Roasted Baby Potatoes  |  Broiled French Beans MONDAY Roasted Corn, Poblano & Onion Quesadillas TUESDAY Tomato Soup  with  Salt & Vinegar Roasted Chickpea Croutons  |  Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette WEDNESDAY Curried Roasted Eggplant with Smoked Cardamom & Coconut Milk  |  Long Grain Basmati Continue reading → «September 21st, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»


September 14th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Roasted Chickens with Rosemary, Lemon & Honey  |  Roasted Beets & Carrots with Goat Cheese & Pistachios MONDAY Beet Green Pasta TUESDAY Grilled Fig Salad with Spiced Cashews WEDNESDAY Grilled Pork Chops with Grapes  |  Roasted Green & Red Bean Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette THURSDAY Harvest Salad with Gorgonzola, Bacon & Grapes FRIDAY Rigatoni Continue reading → «September 14th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»


September 7th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Herb~Butter Roasted Chicken  |  Haricots Verts & Freekeh with Minty Tahini Dressing MONDAY Chicken & Wild Rice Salad   TUESDAY Pasta with Sautéed Greens, Bacon & Mustard Seed WEDNESDAY Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds THURSDAY Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger Scallion Sauce  |  Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls FRIDAY Roasted Italian Sausages with Tomatoes, Peppers Continue reading → «September 7th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»


Sweet Corn & Lobster Risotto

Sweet Corn & Lobster Risotto  |  Tomato & Arugula Salad Last Sunday I told you about this wonderful, savory corn risotto we had recently enjoyed and shared my big plans for adding some out~of~the~ordinary lobster mushrooms that I had picked up at the SF Farmer’s Market {check them out here} to that same risotto this Continue reading → «Sweet Corn & Lobster Risotto»


August 31st, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Baked Ricotta & Honey Stuffed Squash Blossoms  |  Za’atar Rubbed & Grilled NY Strip Steaks  |  Haricots Verts & Freekeh with Minty Tahini Dressing   MONDAY Omelettes with Goats Cheese & Sautéed Pink Oyster Mushrooms  |  Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette TUESDAY End~of~Summer Eggplant Bake  |  Sliced & Seasoned Summer Tomatoes WEDNESDAY Summer Corn Continue reading → «August 31st, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»


Summer Corn Chowder {Dairy~Free}

“I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn.  I  remember them from my childhood.  I only had them in the summer.  They were extraordinary.”   ~  Alice Waters   September is knocking at the door.  The children here are back in school and the days are becoming noticeably shorter.  But, before the lingering days Continue reading → «Summer Corn Chowder {Dairy~Free}»


August 24th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Baked Squash Blossoms with Ricotta & Honey  |  Grilled New York Strip Steaks  |  Roasted Eggplant & Red Pepper Relish  |  Roasted Summer Squash MONDAY Summer Corn Chowder TUESDAY Caponata & Pasta WEDNESDAY Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Gazpacho  |  Shredded Egg Salad with Avocado Bruschetta THURSDAY Pan Seared Sea Scallops  |  Corn Risotto Continue reading → «August 24th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»


August 17th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Grilled Rib~Eye Steaks  |  Tomato Cobbler with Blue Cheese Biscuits  |  Little Gem Lettuces with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette MONDAY Summer Corn Chowder TUESDAY Pesto Roasted Mushroom Burgers  |  Corn~on~the~Cob WEDNESDAY Dijon Grilled Chicken Thighs  |  Oven~Roasted Zucchini & Tomatoes THURSDAY Hot Sandwich with Pesto, Tomato & Mozzarella   FRIDAY Seared Sea Scallops  |  Lemony Continue reading → «August 17th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»