Sardinian Pasta

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I think a traditional Sardinian pasta dish usually includes saffron and sausage.  And by “I think,” I mean it’s an educated guess. This is not at all a traditional dish from Sardinia, and both of those (albeit delicious), ingredients are not in it. I’m calling it “Sardinian Pasta,” for two reasons. by

Friday Flowers: Butterfly Flowers and Summer Tomato Gazpacho

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The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree . . . I’ve already showed off my dad’s tomato garden, and today’s Summer Tomato Gazpacho Recipe is inspired by my brother, who rarely eats anything that’s not grown on a local farm, or in his own backyard. by

Friday Flowers: California Poppies and Creamy Avocado Gazpacho Recipe

Photo taken by Jim Kenney, during the peak of California Poppy season (March-May)

I’ll never forget the first time my Spanish “sister,” Pilar, came to visit and made gazpacho in my mom’s kitchen. Pilar literally added “a little of this and a little of that.”  At the time I didn’t know what the “this” or the “that” was, but the kitchen smelled amazing — like a ripe vegetable […]

My Top Ten Summer Salsas!

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Salsa is perfect in the summertime.  Summer is the time when a great variety of fruits are in season and can be used to make delicious, unique, and memorable salsas. Berries, stone fruits, melons — paired with spicy peppers and fresh herbs — oh my — I just love it! by

Summer Corn Chowder {Vegan Recipe}

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Do you love eating fresh corn and tomatoes in the summertime — at the peak of their season?   What about fresh basil? And avocados, too? I know, who doesn’t!?  (Don’t even answer that, please!)  by

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Tomatillo Shrimp Ceviche

¿Cuál es yo?

Do you have a friend who — no matter how much time goes by without talking — you still feel totally connected?   by

Bacon, Basil, and Tomato Grilled Cheese

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If you haven’t already treated yourself to a delicious grilled cheese sandwich this month, you’ve still got a couple of weeks to do so.  And you must! April is National Grilled Cheese Month, after all! by

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