Summer Scafata

Oh, my goodness people. Please make this soon. This seems very simple. Boring, even. And Zucchini? Please. But everything comes together and cooks and becomes….divine. I was doing a happy dance in the kitchen after my first bowl of this.  This is a simple vegetable stew that will make you believe in veggies.  After about … Continue reading

Summer Surprise Strawberry Salad

OK a few things: This isn’t just for summer. I mean you could make it any time. But summer strawberries are much better. This is the only recipe I have created MYSELF, thus far. So this is an Emily Original Culinary Creation. Like most good things, this was created sort of by accident. My friends … Continue reading

Cooking with Julia: Concombres au buerre

So tomorrow is Julia Child’s 100th birthday. In her honor, I re-watched Julie and Julia, got Vol. II of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and started reading a book of her letters with Avis DeVoto. I am in full French Cooking mode. I’m not alone; quite a bit of the blogosphere is as well. PBS has … Continue reading

Preserving summer: Slow-roasting tomatoes

Friends, one of my favorite parts of summer is here! That’s right. Tomato season. Since my own tomato plant was stolen (yes, really) back in the spring, I have had to rely on the local markets to start giving me local tomatoes, because they are much better than any other kind you can get. And … Continue reading

Milanese Chicken with roasted tomatos

It’s summer. That means–tomatoes! Lovely, lovely tomatoes springing up all over! (Yes, I just got my Carousel geek on. Feel free to ignore.) This is a really fast chicken recipe that has a lovely side of roasted grape/cherry/other small tomatoes. The chicken takes about 10 minutes, total, to make, so you’ll want to start the … Continue reading

Fourth of July Menu

Two links for your fourth–these are what I always make for this holiday, and since I have very few opportunities to make “holiday centric” food, I relish these. And I found my pie plate, so the pie is a go! These are both from The Pioneer Woman, although the Pasta Salad is from Barefoot Contessa … Continue reading