Carrot and Cabbage Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing

It’s a heat wave here in Cincinnati and many places across the country and world. I try not to turn on the oven during a summer heat wave and I really like easy no cook dishes. Here you go with a salad, side dish, lunch you name it. Grab a head of purple cabbage, shredded…

Quinoa and Cauliflower Salad

It’s time to think ahead a few days and get ready for the 4th of July! Happy Birthday America! Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolets. A blast to the past into the 1970’s when that car commercial was so popular here in the States. I am bringing you up to speed on food for…

Homemade Ricotta

You may never buy ricotta again after you make this recipe. This was so easy, I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to make fresh ricotta at home. Of course I looked at several recipes and knew there was a basic formula. I went with my go to favorite Ina Garten and Presto! The…

Thai Cucumbers

Who doesn’t like a sweet and tangy vegetable, especially one with a kick to it. My Thai Cucumbers hit all the right notes and are easy to make. Just like my pickled onions, simple ingredients and so delicious. Make them and put that jar of cucumbers right next to your onions in your refrigerator. You’ll…

Asparagus, Snap Pea and Tomato Salad

I’m always looking for a good sidekick to a meal that can double as a quick lunch. I’ve made this dish several times for clients and served it at a luncheon. Grab some fresh in-season spring veggies. Get a pot of water boiling and a bowl of ice to blanche, whip up my shallot vinaigrette…

Mediterranean Quinoa Wraps

I’ve been loving adding quinoa to salads, substituting it for wheat based grains and adding it to grain bowls for a long time. This week my new favorite way to use a batch of quinoa is in a Mediterranean lettuce wrap. I have romaine and all kinds of greens spilling out of my veggie drawer….