Summer Tomatoes: Tomato, Red Onion, and Pesto Open-Faced Sandwich


For as long as I can remember, my parents have abstained from eating tomatoes unless it's summer."Oh, we'd never buy a tomato in the market," my dad says, year after year."We wait for dad's tomatoes -- they're the best," my mom always adds.My dad starts his summer tomato crop from seed -- in little, tiny … [Read more...]

Cucumber-Lemon Tomato Salad Recipe


For months I've been thinking about a beautiful salad that my friend Greg of SippitySup made.  I was quite taken by his use of lemon slices as a main ingredient.  I think this is brilliant!Inspired by Greg's salad, I created this super tasty recipe, which is very different, but I hope somewhat as delicious and as … [Read more...]

Cucumber-Dill Canapé Recipe

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I made these adorable, delicious hors d'oeuvres for the very first party I ever catered, way back in 1995. (Oh my!)  And I think these may have been on the menu of every party I catered there after.  They are always a crowd pleaser!  They're light, refreshing, pretty, and packed with flavor -- and all in one … [Read more...]