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 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»


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»


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»


Summer Lobster Rolls

New England Style Lobster Rolls  |  Drawn Butter & Lemon Aioli  |  Seasoned Sweet Cucumbers  |  Potato Chips “I’m from Manchester~by~the~Sea, Massachusetts, so it was lobster, lobster and more lobster!”  ~ Sprague Grayden, Actress Several years ago, while not quite newlyweds {and shortly before the children began to arrive} Michael and I bought our first Continue reading → «Summer Lobster Rolls»


August 10th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Grilled Porterhouse Steaks  |  Roasted Green Bean & Baby Potato Salad MONDAY Summer Skillet Corn & Tomatoes with Basil & Orecchiette Pasta TUESDAY Lobster Bisque  |  Spinach Salad with Crumbled Goat Cheese & a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette WEDNESDAY New England~Style Lobster Rolls  |  Corn~on~the~Cob  |  Coleslaw THURSDAY Oven “Fried” Chicken  |  A Salad of Continue reading → «August 10th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»


Summer Skillet Corn & Tomato Salad

“No matter what the variety, it is still safe to say that the fresher the corn the better.  If you don’t have a corn patch of your own, buy locally grown corn straight from the farmer ~ at a produce stand on the side of the road or at a farmer’s market.  At the market, Continue reading → «Summer Skillet Corn & Tomato Salad»


Strawberry Shortcake

“I have learned to treat each basket of really good berries I encounter as a box of fleeting, precious jewels, a treat to be enjoyed with unalloyed pleasure; no cream, sugar, or splash of Beaujolais, just the warm berry in all its scarlet glory.  That perfect fruit is a rare find, but once you chance Continue reading → «Strawberry Shortcake»