BLT Sandwiches & Chilled Corn Soup

TUESDAY Bacon, Arugula & Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches with Burrata Cheese  |  Chilled Corn Soup   OK…things have been getting a little crazy around here.  School may be out for the summer but our schedule hasn’t slowed down a bit!  Max’s freshman football team has workouts everyday which he only misses to play with his LL Continue reading → «BLT Sandwiches & Chilled Corn Soup»


Chopped Salad with Tomato-Buttermilk Dressing

WEDNESDAY Chopped Salad  |  Tomato-Buttermilk Dressing   A couple of weeks ago I purchased two gourmet food items from one of my favorite on-line, pop-up shops, QUITOKEETO… Being a fan of small-batch, hand-crafted foods, both the ketchup and the honeydew immediately caught my eye.  The ketchup {produced by The June Taylor Company in Berkeley, CA} Continue reading → «Chopped Salad with Tomato-Buttermilk Dressing»


Crispy Pancetta,Tomato & Burrata Sandwiches

MONDAY Crispy Pancetta, Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Sandwiches  |  Fresh Cherries One of my favorite sandwiches is the classic “BLT” {bacon, lettuce & tomato} and the best time to enjoy one of these beauties is during the summer when heirloom tomatoes are hanging heavy on the vine.  My tomato plants {Julia Child and Paul Robeson} Continue reading → «Crispy Pancetta,Tomato & Burrata Sandwiches»


Pasta with Spring Greens, Bacon & Mustard Seeds

MONDAY Pasta with Sautéed Greens, Bacon & Mustard Seeds “When you have the best and tastiest ingredients, you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary because it tastes like what it is.” ~ Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food   Simple cooking…what does that mean?  Years ago as a new wife Continue reading → «Pasta with Spring Greens, Bacon & Mustard Seeds»


Classic Club Sandwiches & Homemade Potato Chips

THURSDAY Turkey Club Sandwiches  |  Oven-Baked “Dirty” Potato Chips Once again this week, dinner luck was on my side.  When I planned this week’s dinner menu {last week} I had no idea how hot the weather would turn here in Northern California.  Last night we dined on, what James Villas {food critic for Town & Continue reading → «Classic Club Sandwiches & Homemade Potato Chips»


Orecchiette Pasta with Bacon, Peas & Herbs

WEDNESDAY Orecchiette Pasta with Bacon, Peas & Herbs Each year, right around St. Patrick’s Day, my love affair with these lovely, little legumes is rekindled.  Maybe it is the bright kelly-green color they flash…green is a color we are craving right now.  Or maybe it is simply their tender, sweet crunch. Or better yet, they Continue reading → «Orecchiette Pasta with Bacon, Peas & Herbs»


Cream of Mushroom Soup, Kale & Apple Salad with Bacon & Candied Pecans

TUESDAY Cream of Mushroom Soup  |  Kale & Apple Salad with Bacon and Candied Pecans Today began gray and rainy here in the San Francisco Bay area.  The dogs and I headed out for our daily walk early before the heavy showers {and, eventually, the hail!} arrived.  Strolling along, I found this little piece of Continue reading → «Cream of Mushroom Soup, Kale & Apple Salad with Bacon & Candied Pecans»


Baked Ham & French Baguettes with Boston-Baked Beans {and a Peek at Valentine’s Day}

MONDAY Sliced, Baked Ham on Sweet French Baguettes with Irish Butter  |  Boston-Baked Beans {Slow-Cooked}   Every once in a while I take a double-dip in the easy department and come up with a dinner like tonight’s…left-overs and a slow-cooker side dish!  Not a bad way to start the week…I believe re-entry should be made Continue reading → «Baked Ham & French Baguettes with Boston-Baked Beans {and a Peek at Valentine’s Day}»


Sunday Dinner…Baked Ham & Crushed Potatoes with Bacon, Peas and Scallions

SUNDAY Baked Ham with Golden Breadcrumbs  |  Crushed Potatoes with Bacon, Peas & Scallions   As promised, this week begins with a couple of recipes from my new favorite cookbook…I fondly refer to it as the Big Red Book.  Click here to read a little of my history next door to Canal House in New Continue reading → «Sunday Dinner…Baked Ham & Crushed Potatoes with Bacon, Peas and Scallions»

Eggs in carton

Baked Eggs with Spinach & Bacon

MONDAY Baked Eggs with Spinach & Bacon We love eggs.  Plain & simple.  A wonderful breakfast for sure but eggs can also make an impressive & satisfying dinner {in a short amount of time}. Quick, easy & satisfying was what we needed tonight.  The children were out of school today in honor of the Martin Continue reading → «Baked Eggs with Spinach & Bacon»