Risotto with Sausage & Fennel

SUNDAY Risotto with Grilled Sausages & Peppers and Fennel   “Creamy risotto, dotted with fresh spring peas or delicate shellfish, is a classic of the northern Italian table.  This versatile dish never ceases to please ~ combining the satisfying flavors of tender rice, fresh herbs, and seasonal ingredients with delicious results.  Whether featuring grilled sausage Continue reading → «Risotto with Sausage & Fennel»


Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad

FRIDAY Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad  |  Artisan Bread with Butter & Chives I put this dinner on the menu over a week ago…in the midst of my new-found love affair with Jerusalem, A Cookbook {by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi, 2012}.  Simple, straightforward & healthy, it appealed to me on all of these levels. Continue reading → «Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad»


Roasted Chicken with Clementines & Pernod and a Spring Tabbouleh

SUNDAY Roasted Chickens with Clementines & Pernod  |  Spring Tabbouleh   The mercury reached 80°F today!  We ate dinner tonight by candlelight, outside sitting under twinkle lights listening to the tide come in.  Please tell me it is NOT Monday tomorrow… But let’s hit the rewind button on today…it did not begin as leisurely as Continue reading → «Roasted Chicken with Clementines & Pernod and a Spring Tabbouleh»


Braised Pork Shoulder, Yukon Gold and Fennel Puree & Sauteed Broccolini

SUNDAY Braised Pork Shoulder with Apple Cider & Ginger Beer  |  Yukon Gold & Fennel Purée with Rosemary Butter  |  Sautéed Broccolini with Garlic & Red Pepper Flakes When I first saw this recipe in the October 2012 issue of Bon Appetit I knew it would make our dinner menu at some point in the near future.  Well, Continue reading → «Braised Pork Shoulder, Yukon Gold and Fennel Puree & Sauteed Broccolini»


Chicken & Biscuits in a Pot with Kale Market Salad

MONDAY Chicken & Biscuits in a Pot  |   Kale Market Salad I roasted an extra chicken last night for dinner to ensure enough meat for tonight’s entrée…shredded the meat last night and put into a covered glass bowl {saved a lot of time in dinner prep tonight}. For the chicken dish, start by chopping Continue reading → «Chicken & Biscuits in a Pot with Kale Market Salad»