A Communal Table
Years ago, I tried falafel and I wasn’t impressed. The plate looked appealing, heaped with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, tzatiki sauce and warm, pillowy pita bread surrounding golden brown discs of chickpeas and herbs. Looking at that plate, I knew I was going to love it. But after the first bite… I
10 Things to Buy at the Middle Eastern Market
If I had my way I’d be a professional nomad traveling the world. But with two kids in college that ain’t gonna happen – at least anytime soon. So given the travel funds are limited, I do the next best thing. I go shopping…. at my local ethnic markets. Shopping in these markets is a whole... Read
Pomelo and Mint Margarita
Last week I introduced you to the Pomelo, my new citrusy BFF with this Pomelo, Citrus and Mint salad. As I was eating the salad, I kept thinking that the pomelo juice would make a darn tasty cocktail, but what cocktail? Now that was the question! So, after a “google surfing” session, I learned ...
Smoky Tomato Lentil Soup
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Pomelo, Citrus and Mint Salad
Happy 2015!! Well, we gobbled ’til we wobbled, we shopped ’til we dropped and we partied like it’s 1999. And despite exercising what I thought was admirable restraint – my pants are just a wee bit tighter around the middle. After all the indulgent, rich and decadent foods that are part and parcel
St. Germaine Champagne Cocktail
Woo Hoo!!! It’s almost New Years Day… or Hogmanay as the Scots say. 2014 has been a wild and wonderful year … thank you all for pulling up a chair here at the Table! I have some fun and exciting things planned for 2015… a new ebook, and a new series here at the Table... Read More »
Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade
“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree”… Ok, I don’t have a partridge in a pear tree for you but a much more practical gift I think – holiday appetizers!!! Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing some of my fool proof... Read More »
Corn Pudding with Chiles and Pancetta
I generally plan out what I am going to post here at the Table and I didn’t plan to post this Corn Pudding with Chiles and Pancetta but after making it this weekend I knew it was simple too good and too timely not to share!!! I make a lot of brunch style dishes –... Read More »
Cinnamon Spiced Panna Cotta with Apple Cider Compote
I love pie. I’ve always loved pie – sweet, savory, it doesn’t matter. Probably has something to do with my celtic heritage – pies after are very popular in English and Scottish cuisine so I come by that love honestly. And my grandmother made the best pie. Ever. So what does pie have to do... ...
Oil Poached Spanish Sherried Shrimp
If there were a self help group for overzealous cookbook collectors I’d be a charter member. You don’t even have to walk into my kitchen to know I am obsessed with food – my bookshelves proudly display the evidence. There is no rhyme or reason to my collection – and there is no organization ...