Monthly Archives: October 2012

Roasted Tomatoes

Do you recognize those guys in that lineup above? You should. We’ve all seen them before…and they are guilty! Guilty of having no taste at all! Off-season tomatoes…sigh. I may be a bit spoiled, living in New Jersey, the Garden State. Our summer vegetables, most especially our tomatoes, are unbelievably good. Summer “Jersey” tomatoes are… continue reading »

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Manti (Armenian Dumpling Soup)

Manti Every culture seems to have their own dumpling. Armenians have manti, little boats, usually stuffed with ground lamb or beef. Out of the oven, they are golden, crunchy and savory. Then, they are thrown into a broth lightly blushed with tomato and topped with a dollop of yogurt. This soup is warming, comforting and… continue reading »

Orange Glazed Salmon with Roasted Fennel and Red Potatoes

My daughter recently announced that she has decided to become…a pescatarian! A what?! Don’t worry. It’s not as scary as it sounds. It’s just that she no longer wants to eat anything that has legs or walks on the earth…just things that swim around in the sea. This is fine with me.  I think it’s… continue reading »

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup I fear that maybe lentil soup is going to be a hard sell.  What would give me that idea?  It all started with photographing the soup.  I’m really new at all of this, photographing food especially, but I’ve found that a bowl full of brown is really hard to make appealing. Then, the… continue reading »

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes I’m halfway to weekend mode on Fridays!  Who doesn’t love the weekend?  Sleeping in a bit, wearing pajamas and making pancakes.  Bliss. Making these pancakes a little healthy will not spoil that bliss.  Trust me.  I just ate two stacks testing that theory!  These are not completely whole wheat.  I do use… continue reading »

Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad

Chicken Waldorf Salad Over Mixed Greens We have started a tradition of going apple picking around this time every fall.  This year, we came home with some of the biggest apples ever!  Have you ever heard of Melrose apples?  They are delicious; crisp, sweet and little tart. I had also made a huge pot of… continue reading »