A Communal Table
Shrimp with Crispy Pancetta, Tomatoes and Rosemary
Simple enough for a weekend and tasty enough for a party… Shrimp with Crispy Pancetta, Tomatoes and Rosemary! A good friend of mine is planning her first trip to Italy and so we’ve been talking almost non stop about it during our weekly walks. We’ve talked about the climate, what to see and do, ...
Corn and Blueberry Wild Rice Salad
I am interrupting my normally scheduled posting to bring you this… Corn and Blueberry Wild Rice Salad. I know… the recipes that I share here on A Communal Table are, for the most part, inspired by global cuisines – but this recipe really can’t be traced to any one cuisine. It’s one of those ...
Bourbon Lemon Drop Martini
Riffing on the classic vodka version, this Bourbon Lemon Drop Martini is a sweet, smooth and refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for summer sipping. “Could you figure out”…. As a food person, I get this a lot. My friends and family try a dish (or in this case a cocktail!) that they fall in ...
Fig, Bourbon and Honey Smash
So, what do you do when the California Fig Advisory Board sends you 4 flats of figs? Well, aside from doing the happy dance that is? Lot’s of things! But if you’re me, you make this Fig, Bourbon and Honey Smash cocktail!! Fresh figs smashed up with Buffalo Trace bourbon, lime juice and topped ...
Creamy Citrus Mexican Corn Salad
Creamy Citrus Mexican Corn Salad Even though summer isn’t my favorite season, there is a lot to like. Longer days, warmer evenings and lots and lots of fresh produce – tomatoes, berries and fresh, sweet corn. Growing up, I loved it grilled with just a slather of butter. But there is a new contender
Whole Wheat Chocolate Glazed Donuts
Like whole grains? If so, you are going to love this post!! After all, what could be better than a new toy? Ummm… maybe these Whole Wheat Chocolate Glazed Donuts? So, what is this new toy? A Mockmill. A what? The Mockmill is a grain mill that attaches to a stand mixer- and pretty... Read More
Ruby Red Moscow Mule
TGIF…. I think it’s fair to say it’s been a rough week. The tragedy that struck Dallas, the city my children call home, has weighed heavily on my heart – as it has everyone’s. As I was typing this post, news of the horrors in Nice came across my screen – and like all of... Read More » The post ...
Pomegranate Fattoush Salad
Pomegranate Fattoush Salad. My new “go to” staycation salad. Huh? Ok, remember when ‘staycations” became a thing? Yeah, me too – and this year I am actually doing one. With the hubs having a new job and our boys only being home together for a couple of weeks, a vacation just wasn’t in the ...
Orange Ginger Oatmeal Crisps
A little crispy, a little chewy and laced with ginger and orange. Meet my newest cookie obsession – Orange Ginger Oatmeal Crisps. I know, it’ summer, so why do I have cookies on the blog? Three reasons. #1 It is never the wrong time of year for cookies IMO. #2 My youngest is home from... Read More
Summer in Provence Cocktail
Being an “empty nester” isn’t my favorite – but it does have it’s perks. One is checking out “happy hours” around town – which is how I first discovered this Summer in Provence Cocktail at Fig and Olive. Which sounds much better than a Blackberry Smash, doesn’t it? But rest assured, putting the ...