Baby Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds

“…the inherent passion and energy that Jerusalemites have in abundance results in some fantastic food and culinary creativity…There is something about the heated, highly animated spirit of the city’s residents that creates unparalleled delicious food.  It also has a very obvious effect on the flavors, which are strong and bold, with lots of sour and Continue reading → «Baby Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds»


Chicken Thighs with Sherry & Mushrooms

SUNDAY Pan~Fried Chicken Thighs with Sherry & Mushrooms  |  Brown Rice  |  Garlicky Spinach One of the easiest ways I prepare “fried chicken” is using this method.  Chicken thighs {bone~in and skin~on} are seared, skin side down, in a very hot skillet for a bit and then finished in the oven.  The result is incredibly Continue reading → «Chicken Thighs with Sherry & Mushrooms»


Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

SUNDAY Rosemary Chicken Lasagna   Not too long ago, I came upon this lasagna recipe over at the Feasting at Home blog and I knew it would find its way to our dinner menu sooner rather than later, if for nothing more than to satisfy my curiosity.  As I have recently mentioned, I have an Continue reading → «Rosemary Chicken Lasagna»


New England Clam Chowder & A Spinach Salad

New England~Style Clam Chowder  |  Spinach Salad with a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette “Soup is the solvent of memory.  For many of us it is love.  When I am tired and want comfort, when I want to share happiness, or when I want flavor, my first desire is soup.  The pots and bowls and cups of Continue reading → «New England Clam Chowder & A Spinach Salad»


Grilled Chicken, Jeweled Rice & A Spinach Salad

SUNDAY Grilled Whole Chickens  |  Jeweled Rice  |  Spinach Salad with Citrus~Parmesan Vinaigrette     It felt like winter here today…the sun remained behind a blanket of dark grey clouds all day and as I sat in front of our large bay window in the living room this morning, enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, Continue reading → «Grilled Chicken, Jeweled Rice & A Spinach Salad»


Salmon With A Spinach Salad & Citrus Vinaigrette

THURSDAY Oven-Roasted Salmon with a Soy-Ginger Glaze  |  Spinach Salad with a Citrus-Parmesan Vinaigrette   Is it warm {dare I ask even hot} where you are yet?  Here, in my little corner of the world, June 6th was a chilly, foggy day for the most part.  The sun made an appearance late in the afternoon Continue reading → «Salmon With A Spinach Salad & Citrus Vinaigrette»


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»


Grilled Lamb Burgers & Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce

FRIDAY Spiced Lamb Burgers on the Grill  |  Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce  |  Chilled Cucumber Chips   The heat, which descended upon the Bay area this week, finally began to subside yesterday evening as soft, cool breezes returned accompanied by a layer of fog pouring over the Golden Gate Bridge…just in time for the yacht club’s Friday Continue reading → «Grilled Lamb Burgers & Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce»


Chicken Apple Sausages on the Grill, Baked Beans with Maple and Molasses & A Birthday Snapshot

TUESDAY Chicken Apple Sausages on the Grill  |  Baked Beans with Maple and Molasses But first, a {short}Birthday Dinner recap…Yesterday was so very warm here {I dare say even hot}…temperatures peaked around 82°F.  There was absolutely no breeze and a dull haze hung over the Bay all day.  Needless to say, the birthday dinner I Continue reading → «Chicken Apple Sausages on the Grill, Baked Beans with Maple and Molasses & A Birthday Snapshot»


Lasagna Bolognese, Garlicky Spinach & Clementine Cake

SUNDAY Lasagna Bolognese  | Garlicky Spinach |  Clementine Cake Speaking of patience ~ WARNING…This evening’s post is a long one.  So go get a cup of tea & relax.   I will wait for you…{I have to write this post, right now, so I am brewing myself a fresh pot ~ chamomile & mint is my Continue reading → «Lasagna Bolognese, Garlicky Spinach & Clementine Cake»