Savory Tomato “Tart” {food matters project}


This week’s Food Matters Project recipe calls for a Savory Tomato Crisp. Check out this week’s chef at her blog, The Giving Table. To make my version of the Tomato Tart, I used a technique my mother calls “clean out the fridge / pantry”. It works fabulously! Art by Megan’s Tomato Tart: 1 cup of […]

3.5 easy salsas {food matters project}…

Corn, Black Bean, Peach and Mango Salsa

This week’s Food Matters Project calls for Salsa recipes.  Alissa from Big Eats Tiny Kitchen got the ball rolling with a great recipe for “A Tale of Two Salsas”.  Enjoy my take on Traditional Salsa, a Cuban Verde Salsa and Black Bean, Corn, Peach and Mango Salsa.     Corn, Black Bean, Peach and Mango […]

Gluten Free “No Wheat” Flatbread Pizza (the food matters project)


Tonight for the food matters project recipe, I made my version of this week’s “whole wheat” pizza dough (the “no wheat” kind!). (note: I’ll admit, going low gluten / gluten free was not originally a plan of mine but since doing it I feel great.  Stay tuned for actual information on this seemingly ridiculous life […]

Orange hoisin chicken (food matters project)


This week’s recipe for the food matters project involved rhubarb (which was out of season) and fish nuggets (which we didn’t have), so things derailed a bit and I got creative. Instead, I thought “fruit + meat?…hmmm….orange chicken!” The recipe: Simmer olive oil and garlic on low heat until garlic is fragrant. Add slices of […]

Ratatouille (WGG #4)


Summer Ratatouille (without eggplant): Easiest and yummiest ratatouille recipe. Simmer zucchini, red onion, red (or orange or yellow) pepper, and cherry tomatoes + 1 can of crushed tomatoes in a large pot. Add a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper. Simmer for an hour or until veggies have reduced and softened. Serve over […]

Washington’s Green Grocer…

Washington's Green Grocer

Suburbanites and City Girls rejoice!  The perfect CSA does, in fact, exist!   It’s called Washington’s Green Grocer and they are absolutely fantastic in every way. Top 5 reasons to love WGG: 1.  Produce arrives in a box, safe secure and perfectly fresh and protected.  (They even wrapped my portobellos in paper for me, xoxo) 2.  You […]

Retro camera app on iPhone


My iPhone never ceases to amaze me! I feel like Ansel Adams and all I have to do is press a button. It’s awesome! Check out my rose in the mason jar in our kitchen. Happy Tuesday.

Tomato, Cucumber, Feta, Basil and Oregano Salad – aka The “I love summer” Salad

Courtesy of Simply Recipes

For the dressing: about 6 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar or sherry to give it a little kick! a couple of leaves of fresh oregano (from the herb garden!) a couple of leaves of fresh basil (from the herb garden!) Salt and […]

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