summer salad platter.

these summer flavors seem to always lift my spirits and make me feel like it’s not a dang monday. can you even see the watermelon in there?  i got a little carried away with the toppings. i bought that gorgeous orange and yellow-fleshed watermelon, and, although i miss the classic watermelon red color, this one is mild and absolutely lovely. the cucumber came from the … Continue reading summer salad platter.

grief.

i just found out this morning that a friend of mine passed away.  he was my age, a fantastic singer, a loving high school music teacher, a father, a husband, and a wonderful light to so many people.  actually, he was a light to everyone he came in contact with. it’s interesting how we all deal with this kind of tragedy differently.  for me, it … Continue reading grief.

antipasti greatness.

i cannot get enough of the antipasti lifestyle this summer.  man ~ italians are BRILLIANT.  i put out this spread in just a matter of minutes, and we celebrated the beauty of dining al fresco ~ which means, “with bugs”.  ha ha ha. but seriously ~ is this not the most lovely little platter? here’s the low-down on this antipasti platter of goodness… there’s a … Continue reading antipasti greatness.

chimichurri sauce.

say it with me ~ CHI. MEEEEE. CHURRRRR. EEEEE!!! is there any yummier word in the world? have you had chimichurri sauce?  if you haven’t, get your blender out and make this sauce tonight!  arrrrrriba!!! i made this sauce yesterday and it was a vibrant, beautiful green color.  it’s a little dull today, but here’s a pic anyway… num num nummmmm…. here’s how to do … Continue reading chimichurri sauce.

easy poached eggs ~ WUT?

y’all ~ i just discovered the easiest, most fool-proof way to make poached eggs! i wasn’t even out of bed yet, messing around on some cooking website, and there it was… poached eggs from FROZEN EGGS!!!!  “what the…are you kidding me?  no way…” i had to try it.  so i took my last two farm-fresh eggs (thanks to my friends kate and anna, and their … Continue reading easy poached eggs ~ WUT?