Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Pepper

Sep 25, 2016

Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

I think they may be the breakout vegetable of the season.  I am talking the colorful small peppers you see all over Pinterest and farmers markets.  And lucky for me in my CSA boxes! I’ve been popping them into salads, but today I turned them into Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers.  It’s football Sunday after all! 

Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Slices, served

Sep 22, 2016

Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Slices

Tasty and cute. Easy.  Healthy even. Can’t beat that in an appetizer.  Like this Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Slices.   Omega-3 fats, like those found in oily fish like tuna and salmon, are all over the news today.  Consume twice weekly and your heart, joints, you-name-it, will thank you.  

Cajun Zucchini Fritters

Jul 24, 2016

Cajun Zucchini Fritters

Have you heard the joke about zucchini?  Something like… in the city you need to lock your car doors to keep people from stealing your car.  In the country, you need to lock your car to keep people from leaving zucchini on your back seat.  Ba dum bum. Yup that’s pretty much where I was until I created this recipe … Continue reading

Prosciutto Caprese Bruschetta in Window

Jun 9, 2016

Prosciutto Caprese Bruschetta with Basil Drizzle

Gotta love summer entertaining.  From picnics to cookouts to toasting s’mores, the living is easy–and lots of fun!  My very favorite warm weather treat is drinks and appetizers on the patio. Charcuturie plates, cheese platters and trays of hors d-oeuvres like Prosciutto Caprese Bruschetta are perfect go-to summer dishes!   Prosciutto Caprese Bruschetta is an appetizer of prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and … Continue reading

Wild Ramp Goat Cheese Spread with crackers

Jun 2, 2016

Wild Ramp Goat Cheese Spread (with Ramp Alternative)

Wild harvesting is a joy—full of treasures from violets to berries.  Better still, it comes with a stroll in nature, even if just to the backyard! Spring is my favorite foraging season; after barren winter, an edible discovery is a wonder.  My most recent “find” is a small harvest of wild ramps which I used to make a Wild Ramp … Continue reading

Salmon Burger from above

Dec 10, 2015

Scandinavian Salmon Burgers

Have you seen the PBS series New Scandinavian Cooking?  Besides some of the most breathtaking scenery ever, there’s a lot of fine cooking going on!  When I saw them make burgers out of chopped salmon I was intrigued.  I even meant to give it a try.  But life got busy and I never followed up.  A year or so later, … Continue reading

Mushroom and Liver Pate from above

Nov 19, 2015

Wine Glazed Mushroom and Liver Pate

Growing up with a Danish mother, my childhood lunches or dinners regularly included liver pate (or leverpostej as we knew it). My siblings would gobble it down, considering it a treat, and I would eat just enough to take the edge off my hunger or ask for tuna fish.  Yes, this was not the part of my heritage I most … Continue reading

Rosemary Tomato & Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Oct 8, 2015

Rosemary, Tomato, Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Sometimes when you go to extremes you end up back in the middle.  Even with tomatoes.  Now everyone knows how delightful seasonal vine-ripened tomatoes are, sliced into a salad or cut into a caprese! And as  a totally-not-fresh alternative, sun dried tomatoes are perfect to extend this joy into winter.  But when my sister mentioned Roasted Rosemary, Tomato, Goat Cheese … Continue reading

Skinny Harvest Dip

Aug 30, 2015

Skinny Harvest Dip (aka Skinny Beach Dip)

Gotta love book club.  There’s the camaraderie. The reading.  The great food.  Recently one of our hostesses served Skinny Beach Dip—doesn’t that sound perfect for the last days of shorts season!  Loaded with sweet corn, bell and jalapeno peppers, then dressed with light cream cheese and nonfat yogurt, I would have called it Skinny Harvest Dip.  Perfect for CSA members … Continue reading

Cracker with Salmon Spread Appetizer

May 3, 2015

Salmon Spread Appetizer

Years of food blogging can start to becomd a challenge—you eventually use up all of your tried-and-true recipes. But somehow my recipe for this delicious and easy salmon spread appetizer escaped. I have made and shared it many times over the years, so it’s about time I shared it here!  Appetizers are often the bad boys of healthy eating but … Continue reading