Book Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Soups, Travel, Uncategorized

A Taste of Martha’s Vineyard: Black Dog Tavern’s Clam Chowder

On Labor Day weekend I fell in love. With Martha’s Vineyard, that is. And an amazing clam chowder from a famous little place called The Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven on the harbor. The Black Dog’s story began in 1971 on the beach in Vineyard Haven when Captain Bob Douglas opened an 88 seat… Read More A Taste of Martha’s Vineyard: Black Dog Tavern’s Clam Chowder

Comfort Food, Fruit, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Salads, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Veggies

White Peach, Prosciutto & Mozzarella Salad

This recipe pairs white peaches with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella in a tangy sweet vinaigrette. It’s refreshing and light and the salty prosciutto paired with the cool, mild mozzarella and sweet peaches is a combination to die for. You can also substitute the mozzarella with Ricotta Salata (fresh ricotta) or Feta Cheese, and add some sliced or slivered almonds for crunch if you like. Serve this salad with some crusty bread and a glass of white wine – perfect for a lunch or dinner side salad with an Italian dish.… Read More White Peach, Prosciutto & Mozzarella Salad

Appetizers, Comfort Food, Ethnic Recipes, One-Pot Dishes, Spanish Food/Tapas, Spicy Food

Albondigas en Salsa de Chipolte (Cheese stuffed Spanish Meatballs)

These Spanish-style meatballs are a delicious little treat: sweet, smoky and spicy and lavished in a luscious tomato sauce, they are sure to be a hit at your next Tapas or Cocktail party. You can serve them with some stuffed olives and rustic bread for dipping or over pasta or polenta for a full on hearty meal. Ole!… Read More Albondigas en Salsa de Chipolte (Cheese stuffed Spanish Meatballs)

Entrees, Healthy Cooking, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Side Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies

On the Menu: Cooking with Fresh Seasonal Ingredients

Spring has arrived! It’s my favorite time of year when everything comes alive…flowers are blooming, streets are buzzing, the sun is shining, and the freshest fruits and vegetables are available at the local markets. Asparagus, Strawberries, Avocados – three lovely, seasonal ingredients perfect for a light and refreshing Spring menu. The salad has marinated strawberries… Read More On the Menu: Cooking with Fresh Seasonal Ingredients

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