Monthly Archives: August 2012

MINI FRUIT TARTS

These were high on my list when I kept an eye out for cherry vendors on the way home the other day.  I pulled a disk of flaky pie dough from the freezer last night and let it thaw in … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Pies & Tarts, RECIPES, Vegetarian | 12 Comments

GRILLED VEGETABLE SALAD AND A DISCOURSE ON KALE

I find I’m in somewhat of a frenzy these days over the abundance of local fresh produce practically everywhere.  The farmers market, sure.  But driving home one afternoon last week (a distance of perhaps 3 or 4 miles), I passed … Continue reading

Posted in Leftovers, Meatless Monday, RECIPES, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tagged , | 4 Comments

PESTO (ALLA) GENOVESE

Dianna B. has waited patiently for a pesto recipe in which to use her bolting basil.  Here is my sister-in-law’s recipe, as promised.  Elly’s husband was native French, one of my favorite languages as well, so I suppose neither of … Continue reading

Posted in Meatless Monday, Pantry Dinners, Pastas, RECIPES, STORIES, Vegetarian | Tagged , | 13 Comments

SUMMER PRESENTS

Place the accent on “presents” where you will, the result is the same:  a burst of summer all wrapped up in a bundle of creamy crunch.  And they wrapped up a lovely surprise just this afternoon, turning up as a … Continue reading

Posted in Hors d'oeuvres, RECIPES, Vegetarian | Tagged , | 6 Comments

MEATLESS MONDAY: GRILL-ROASTED EGGPLANT CAPONA OVER ROASTED POTATOES

Just look at these beauties!  I almost don’t want to cook them; I’d rather cradle and caress them, they’re so perfectly smooth and ripe.  But cook them I will.  (Re-reading this, I’m anticipating a couple of responses:  some will be … Continue reading

Posted in Condiments, Entrées, Meatless Monday, RECIPES, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 8 Comments

WEEKNIGHT DINNER: FARMERS MARKET PESTO

I look forward to making dinner every evening.  Be it one that falls at the end of a long day or a long week, or one that arrives gently after a quiet weekend day, the simple pleasures of dinner are … Continue reading

Posted in Entrées, Meatless Monday, Pastas, RECIPES, Solitary Cook, STORIES, Vegan, Vegetarian, WEEKNIGHT DINNER | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

TABLE FOR ONE: FRITATTA

Fritatta is one of those dishes often trotted out for brunches for many because its uses are several.  It’s a great way to use up leftovers.  You don’t need to make a huge amount because it can be one of … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Entrées, Gluten-free, Meatless Monday, Pantry Dinners, RECIPES, Solitary Cook, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments