Tag Archives: Garlic

Grilled Tri-Tip Roast with Sicilian Herb Sauce

This herb sauce can be made the day ahead.  Cover and refrigerate, bring to room temperature before you will be serving. 3 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2-3 pound tri-tip beef roast 3 cups […]

Continue Reading

Shrimp Salad

This is a Spanish salad called Escabeche (which means pickled), but telling you to make pickled shrimp just sounds gross, so we will stick with the name shrimp salad!  Nothing about this is gross, it is GOOD!  You need at least 12 hours for this to marinate.   I think it would make a great […]

Continue Reading

Basil Pesto

If you planted basil in your garden, you have an overflow about now.  I have started fighting mine from going to seed (getting flower heads).  I always have more basil than I could ever use, but I just love the smell and taste of fresh basil.  I read several years ago that if you crush […]

Continue Reading

Zucchini & Cheese Tart

I picked my first Zucchini.  Which means my counters will be covered with the little green guys very soon.  This is the first recipe I made with my first Zucchini. Enjoy! 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon slat 8 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes 1/4 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons fresh […]

Continue Reading

White Bean Ragout with Toast

This recipe is in Bon Appetit May 2012, I tried it and immediately loved it, but decided to add shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken.  Even better, plus more filling meal for the guys in my house! The recipe calls for you to make Soffritto, which is a mix of chopped aromatics, it is the base […]

Continue Reading

Fava Beans & Manchego Crostini

I had this dish at a local Latin Restaurant here in town and loved it, so as I am apt to do I went home and started trying out the recipe at home and came up with this little doozy.  I love the Manchego cheese, which is salty with the nutty flavor of the Beans. […]

Continue Reading

The Little Ladies have Moved on Up!

I finally moved the little girls into the run with the big gals and their Roosters.  I ran chicken wire dividing off part of the run so that they would be safe from any over aggressive older ladies or gents.  For the most part they have been thoroughly ignored by the other group.  A complete […]

Continue Reading

Sauteing Mushrooms

 Jim picked up the most beautiful bunch of baby Portabelo Mushrooms on Sunday. I sauted them for dinner the other night and as I was wiping them off with a towel Jim asked me why I didn’t just wash my mushrooms off under the sink.  Of course that gave me an idea to share with […]

Continue Reading

Grilled Vegetables with Herb Vinaigrette

This dish can come together with any leftover vegetables that you have in the refrigerator or on the counter I always seem to have a few Green Onions, Spears of Asparagus, a single Pepper or Zucchini lying around.  Alone they can’t make up a dish, but together they make a beautiful healthy salad or side. […]

Continue Reading

Birthday Stuffed Shells

Today is my oldest sons 20th Birthday! Happy Birthday Jimmy!! Luckily we got the chance to fly out this last weekend to see him. Knowing we would be visiting I made one of his favorite dinners, froze it and brought it with me. Because he is a collegiate rower and its rowing season his coach […]

Continue Reading