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Fava Beans, Peas, Raw Mushroom & Olive Salad

I developed this recipe back in the late spring, yes–when fava beans are actually in high season and was delayed on posting it.   I am posting it now because so many of my recipes are about mixing and matching and using ingredients you have on hand to create your own version. With the produce season in high gear there is a bounty of  beans and or other veggies that you can substitute them with. It is a simple salad with bright and earthy flavors... Read More

Lobster Lettuce Wrap w/ Lime Vinaigrette

A blog post about lobster feels very appropriate as I am spending some time in Cape Cod, visiting family and tending to baby duties. I love lobster, and have for as long as I can remember. My parents always, around this time of the year, repeat this story: we took a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard and ended our visit at a local seafood joint. They ordered me the special, two twin lobsters. Mind you, I was of the age of six. The waitress responded... Read More

Strawberry Salad with Pine Nuts & Yogurt Balsamic Dressing

I incorporate strawberries all year round in my cooking regime. But in the summer they are abundant… at the farm stands, on menus to inspire, and as a special in the markets. When I saw these local strawberries I knew these were going to be showcased on this page–in some sort of salad. This salad combines simple local produce with the texture of the toasted pine nuts whipped up in a simple tangy creamy dressing. Soak up strawberry season!   Ingredients: Boston... Read More

Pineapple Jalapeño Popsicles

Popsicles sounded so good while I was in the “winter” of my summer pregnancy months. But so many packaged frozen treats are pumped with refined sugar and preservatives. I was craving something slightly sweet with a kick that I knew was made up of whole foods. With just a few ingredients and a blender you will have yourself a refreshing frozen treat. Whip up some of your own popsicle flavors and share with me! Hope everyone is having a... Read More

Grilled Corn with Lime, Butter, & Cheese

Corn equals summer. It is certainly nostalgic for me. But when I was younger I usually ate corn that was boiled in a bath of salty water and then rubbed with warm butter and salt. These days I prefer my kernels grilled or charred for that extra depth…either on the grill on toasted over the stove top. This recipe is festive and adds spark for summer entertaining, perfect for the July 4th celebrations!   This can easily be made into a corn... Read More