Category: Girl Time

Insanely Simple Shrimp Cakes

Hammock

My man loves crab cakes but OWCH they’re pricey.   Necessity being the mother of invention spurred me on to create this recipe.   Here in Florida, you can get fresh shrimp off the boats for $5 a pound.  If you can’t…

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…

Tender English Scones that Fortify

Waldorf Tea

English Scones My most joyful scone-eating experience was not at the Waldorf in London, although I have eaten them there. Scones, to me, taste best served up in foil at a fire’s edge in a Kootenay winter. There, I often…

Not-So-Naughty Nuked Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Body Mask

Not-So-Naughty Nuked CHOCOLATE BANANA BROWNIES 1/4 cup white flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 Tbsp. white sugar 1 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 2 eggs 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil Mix the dry ingredients together. Beat the wet separately.…

Kickin’ Oriental Carrot Salad

Garden Fresh Carrots

Kickin’ Oriental Carrot Salad 3 Large Raw Carrots ¼ cup Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 pinch of powdered Ginger or 1 Tbsp of Fresh (chopped finely) 1 small Clove of Garlic 1 Generous Handful…

Pesto Slathered Toasted Cheese n’ Onion Sammies

Pesto Slathered Cheese n' Onion Sammy

2 thick slices of French Bread 3 medium thick slices of Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1 thin slice of Red or Vidalia Onion separated into rings 2 Tbsps. Unsalted Butter Drizzle of Olive oil 1 Tbsp. Pesto Assemble sandwich onion ontop…

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.…

Simple Asian Salad – Salty Nuts & Noodles

Inspired Asian Noodle Salad

Asian Spaghetti Salad 3 cups cooked Whole Wheat Spaghetti 1 cloves garlic, minced finely 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced 3 Tbsps. Dark Soya Sauce 2 Tbsps. Sesame Oil & 2 Tbsps. Olive oil 1 shredded carrot 2 cup of thinly sliced Iceberg Lettuce 1/2 cup of Unsalted Nuts…

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…

Mustard Dressed Glazed Chicken Supper Salad for One

Assorted Greens

Glazed Chicken Salad with Warm Mustard Dressing 1 Chicken Breast (skinless and boneless) Mixed Baby Green Lettuces or 1 Head Romaine Lettuce or A Few Generous Handfuls of Spinach 2 Tbsps. Balsalmic Vinegar 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 Tbsp. Water 1 Tbsp.…