Deviled eggs always bring back memories to me of summertime picnics…a picnic just does not seem complete somehow without deviled eggs! Even if you’re not having a picnic, they’re still a great side dish for a summer meal…and I know a lot of people who serve deviled eggs as a side dish for Thanksgiving too! So I guess Deviled Eggs are something we can enjoy all year round, right?Continue reading
Have you ever been to Provence? I have never been to France but if I have the chance to go, Provence will be one of the areas I want to visit! This region of southern France stretches from the Mediterranean to the hills of Haute Provence, and from the Rhone River valley to the Italian Alps. It was the site of the first Roman colony beyond Italy and today it’s known for fragrant lavender fields, beautiful beaches like Cannes, Saint-Tropez, and Nice, quaint small villages, and fine wines and food. The cuisine of this area includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, extra virgin olive oil, and nuts—basically the core of the healthy Mediterranean diet.
I learned these things about Provence when I did a review a few years ago of Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living, by François Millo and Viktorija Todorovska. This book introduces you to the geography, history, traditions, wines, and recipes of the region, one of which is Tomatoes Provençal. Since I love tomatoes, that is the recipe I chose to make from the book, and I’m reposting it now because it is a wonderful recipe for summer and a simple yet delicious way to use your garden tomatoes!Continue reading
This fresh and fruity salad was something I discovered at a potluck. I love all the healthy ingredients in it—slices of fresh peaches (or nectarines) and strawberries, with some slivered or sliced almonds added in—all tossed in a slightly sweet-and-tangy vinaigrette. Crumbles of delicious Feta cheese top the salad.Continue reading
I came across this recipe in an old Taste of Home magazine, and having never eaten Tomato Corn Salad, I was curious to see how it tasted. I liked all the ingredients I saw listed in the recipe—in addition to the tomatoes and corn, there were red and green onions, some fresh cilantro and basil…all tossed with a light dressing of balsamic vinegar. There was also a little Dijon mustard in the original recipe, which I substituted with honey mustard, for just a touch of sweetness!Continue reading
I love avocados and that’s one of the many tasty and healthy ingredients in this Black Bean Avocado Salad. I actually love all the ingredients in this easy-to-make salad…it’s really like a party for your taste buds! 🙂 In addition to avocado and black beans, there’s red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, corn, and some jalapeño, to give it a little kick—and they all taste great together!Continue reading