Quinoa with Pine Nuts, Green Onions and Parsley

Quinoa with Pine Nuts & Green Onions

    I admit: when I first heard of quinoa I assumed it wouldn’t be something I would like.  I expected it to be bland and boring. Then I tried it and I loved it.  It is so versatile, it   Read More »

Crescent Rolls with Feta & Spinach – The Fastest Moving Appetizer

Cheese and Spinach Appetizers

    These crescent rolls are a hit.  I have never seen appetizers disappear off a plate faster than these did.  It was only a couple of minutes after putting them out when I realized that I hadn’t snapped a   Read More »

Quick-Pickled Cucumbers

Cucumber Salad

  Photo by: David Beeler   So, when I say “quick-pickled”, what does that mean?  Hmm…let’s try: immediately.  Is that quick enough?  Seriously, slicing the cucumber takes the most time of this entire 10-minute process.  I don’t think you have   Read More »

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta


  Photo by: David Beeler   Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer (antipasto) that originated in Central Italy.  Many of us think of Bruschetta as the picture above: a slice of bread topped with diced tomatoes and some basil.  The word   Read More »

Leek & Sorrel Omelet


This is an omelet that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  With breakfast, serve it with some freshly baked croissants, and to make it work for lunch/dinner, simply add some sliced warm baguette (with some butter) and a   Read More »