Roasted Tomato Soup

  There was a time when I turned my nose up at tomato soup.  To me it was no more than watered down tomato sauce disguised as soup–not the least bit appealing. I felt the same about tomato juice. V8? I’ll pass.  I don’t recall when the turning point was, when I decided that a […]

Stir-Fried Eggplant, Mushrooms and Tomatoes

  This healthy, flavorful dish is completely unlike all the rich foods I’ve indulged in all week.  It’s as if a switch turned on inside me, sparking an insatiable hunger for only rich, heavy foods.  In short, I’ve been an eating machine.  I made a large batch of chicken adobo earlier this week and I’ve […]

Farfalle with Sweet Chicken Sausage, Sage and Roasted Tomatoes

  One of my favorite things about Spring is that it means the start of the tomato-growing season.  I haven’t always been a gardener–in fact, my gardening repertoire is currently limited to growing tomatoes, herbs and peppers.  I plan to change this soon; my husband and I have been researching greenhouses to see if owning […]

Marinated Grilled Prawns, Bulgur Pilaf and Grilled Whole Tomatoes

  Are there dishes or certain foods you would love to eat all the time but can’t?  In my home, I would eat more pork, salty goodies and of course, chocolate.  Then there’s my husband who would gladly eat shellfish regularly (me too) but there is a small problem.  It seems that all he has […]

Bruschetta with Roasted Tomatoes, Thyme and Feta

One of my foodie friends, Lisa of Authentic Suburban Gourmet, makes some mean crostini.  She never seems to run out of topping ideas for these little toasts, sweet or savory or for any occasion. Imagine my delight when she announced me the winner of her Crostini Challenge, thanks to adorable Max!  It was quite a […]

Remembering Capri with a Plate of Spaghetti

My fifth wedding anniversary is in a month so our honeymoon has been on my mind.  After getting married on Kauai, we spent almost a month in Europe.  We had so much fun!  Geared up with a small suitcase and a backpack each, my husband and I spent a week with friends in Ireland then […]