Category: Rockin’ Appetizers

Roasted Garlic Oil Dip for Bread

Fresh Garlic

Once you really get your-cook-on,experimenting will be the name of the game! This recipe lends itself well to substitutions. But PLEASE, I say this in hindsight, write it down! I have lost so many great meals because I never bothered…

Provencal Olive Tapenade – A Tasty Paste

Black and Green Olives

The first time I prepared this tapenade was at sea in the galley of a small sailboat. We were nearly knocked down by a gust. The tapenade-coated french loaf flew out of my hands, hit the wall and slid. I…

Potato and Onion Bisque – Humble Spud Soup

spuds

There’s not much cheaper than a potato. When your wallet is thin, a soup based on the humble spud is a smart choice. If you’re searching for a posh nick call it a Pomme de Terre which in French means…

Tomato Soup – Campbell Can NOT!

La Tomatino Festival

TOMATO SOUP – Campbell Can, Not! 1 Medium Onion 1 stalk of Celery A generous splash of Olive Oil 20 Tomatoes 2 cups Milk 1 tsp. Salt (or slightly more to taste) 1 tsp. Pepper Roughly chop the onion and…

A Plate of Spring Salad

A Simple Spring Salad An assemblage of sweet, spicy, and salty flavors.  It’s something of a deconstructed Greek Salad with an extra kick of nasturtium flowers. It’s as pretty as can be, full of antioxidants, and incredibly easy to plate.…

Toga Dancin’ Classic Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad with Croutons

I’m not sure why but this salad makes me dance, perhaps it’s the kick of garlic or the bright citrus notes of lemon, I’m not sure. If you’re not a garlic lover, then this salad is not for you. I’ve…