Andalusian Gazpacho & Catalan Vegetable Paella

Tonight’s dinner brought me back to my trip with my daughters to Barcelona last November.  Or, should I say, MAKING tonight’s dinner brought me back to our cooking class in Barcelona. I even used the recipe for gazpacho that Emily made that night. But tonight we served it in glasses. As our main meal I…

Mirza Qasemi

After refining my kabob recipe, it was time to delve blindly into a Persian dish I have never had, little less even seen a picture for. But the ingredients are good as well as the prescribed cooking method, so I figured I would try… It all started with eggplant from my garden. Add in tomatoes from my…

Joojeh Kabob (Persian Chicken Kabob)…Revisited

I decided to revisit my recipe for joojeh kabob by making it more my own recipe, adding more flavors to the marinade to make it brighter (garlic and lemon). I also wanted to show how to make it in the broiler – which is as easy as making it on the grill.  The main difference…

Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad

Midsummer + garden = tomato cucumber salads = heaven! This one got the added benefit of baby red onions from the garden as well. The onions were added as part of a greek feta dressing. This salad makes a great side dish for a light summer dinner, such as with the zucchini kuku below. Tomato, Cucumber…

Fettuccini with Corn and Tomatoes

I have two farmers that I buy sweet corn from, Freeman’s in Lewes and Filasky’s in Middletown.  They are each heads and shoulders above any other corn I have ever had.  Which I buy simply depends on whether I am in the southern or northern end of the state the day I am buying corn….

Corn, Edamame & Tomatoes with Pasta and Basil Oil

If it was a little later in the season, all the vegetables except the corn would be from my garden. But I couldn’t wait that long, so the corn is from Preston, Maryland, the tomatoes from Highland Orchards, the edamame is frozen, but the scallions and basil ARE from my garden. This is such a…

Asparagus, Mushroom & Tomato Galette

With the crazy weather we are having, I am not sure how long the local asparagus will last.  Right now only 1 farm has any, so I will be taking advantage if it being here and making a couple of asparagus dishes this week. I also am on a mission to use as much of…

Patatas Bravas

Emily was home today, so we had a “Remember Barcelona” day. We had Barcelona Hot Chocolate with the Spanish chocolate I brought home.  It is made with milk and coffee and flavored with orange peel.  Not too sweet and oh so delicious! Here’s Arielle enjoying some back in Barcelona. For dinner we made some Patatas…

Southwestern Turkey Soup

Thanksgiving leftover soup #2 is very different from soup #1.  As we move away from the indulgences of the Thanksgiving feast, the leftover dish can get a bit heartier.  This Southwestern Turkey Soup makes a great lunch or dinner, especially when served with a great, moist cornbread from Cutter Light.  Check out their recipe (and…

Cauliflower, Tomato & Feta Frittata

Frittatas are a favorite food in our house. Second only to vegetable hashes topped with eggs.I mean, really, what’s not to love?  Eggs, vegetables and, typically, cheese. So good, we tend to dive in before I can take a decent picture… I had bought a locally grown cauliflower.  These are so big that the quart…