Tag Archives: Lemon

Cold Lemony Farro Salad with Green Beans, Tomatoes, and Feta

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and I am happy to report that after being jostled about for the last month or so I have emerged a healthier and stronger version of myself. For anyone who has experienced the effects of cancer within your family you know how it can shake any sense […]

Barley and Butternut Squash Pilaf

Unfortunately we had to postpone our Friends Thanksgiving this weekend due to a health scare in the family as my grandfather-in-law recently accepted hospice care.  The news brought a deep sadness into our home, but in this season of giving thanks I tip my hat to hospice and the incredible service that they provide.  Their […]

Chicken Provencal

With both of my parents having birthdays in November, we’ve always enjoyed a ‘joint birthday’ hot pot dinner in the middle of the month.  While I actually don’t remember where this tradition started, it sure has became a marker of the transition from fall to winter. Each year we would laboriously cut pounds of chicken, […]

Lemony Shrimp Risotto with Arugula

Well, for the last 10 days or so, I’ve been curled up sick in bed, and haven’t stepped foot in the kitchen.  Last night I had a surge of energy and it felt soo good to play around with a new recipe.  I turned to Giada, as I knew she wouldn’t let me down with […]

Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts and Pecorino

I know, I know. It’s just a salad.  And in a way, it’s strange to post about it, because it’s just so simple.  But this salad is one that anyone can make and one that brings some ‘spice’ to any table.  Peppery arugula, salty cheese, warm pine nuts, and the tangy lemon make a little […]