Category Archives: Side

Fennel, Celery and Herb Salad

Whooosh! Hear that? It’s the sound of fall blowing into Southern California. The winds pick up, the air chills (a few degrees or so) and the sky gets threatening with dark clouds and sometimes spits a few rain drops on … Continue reading

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Fried Eggplant with Aged Balsamic Vinegar

A little more than two years I started writing this blog in earnest, posting several times a week and diligently photographing the food in the posts. My main reason for taking my blogging seriously? The movie Julie and Julia, as … Continue reading

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Pomodori al Tonno – Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

Tired of summer’s tomatoes yet? Me neither! I came across this simple and pretty snack/appetizer/light meal on Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino and decided it was my next tomato meal. And because everything sounds better in Italian! This is barely a … Continue reading

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Potato and Green Beans with Dijon Vinaigrette

Thanks to the efficiencies of the blogworld, you wouldn’t know that I have kind of been on hiatus. Sure, my blog has been updating every couple of days thanks to some serious advance planning. But I have taken a little … Continue reading

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Pan Roasted Frying Peppers

Cruising around Kalofagas I was so inspired by this vision of fried peppers that three different types landed in my shopping cart the next day: Italian Frying Peppers, Hungarian Peppers and some fresh Cayenne peppers. Surprisingly, it was the Hungarian … Continue reading

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Spicy Shrimp Salad from Bittman’s Minimalist Video Series

Summertime is salad heaven, but even with scorching temperatures outside, cold salads can start to get boring. And while no one wants to heat up their kitchen, this salad is fast, easy, and so tasty! The directions probably take longer … Continue reading

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Moroccan Carrot Salad with Cumin and Cilantro

My love for Mark Bittman has been acknowledged here, here, and here and here! And still he tosses out more new and easy ideas. This salad is just one of the 101 Salads he posted on the Minimalist in 2009. … Continue reading

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