Sweet Chili Shrimp Noodle Bowl

  After forcefully kicking winter out of our home, we have openly welcomed these cool spring evenings.  Every chance we get we’re toting our kitchen out to the patio to enjoy dinner with friends, neighbors and wildlife.  I’m wondering, is it possible to spend more time on the patio than inside the house?  If so,…

SWEET CORN AND BASIL CHOWDER

My husband has created a 10-year plan and I’m all on board.  We’re in agreement that we’ll ditch the busy city for a quiet farmhouse in the country.  Away from the hurry up and wait.  A break from the sirens and alarms and honking horns.  Instead, we’ll replace it with the privilege of slowing down…

Sweet and Sour Pickled Okra

Cooked right, this okra tastes great with any dish.  And living in Georgia, it ain’t hard to find. (sorry, my southern accent comes out sometimes)  Actually I’m a Yankee who’s been transplanted down to the South.  I’ve lived here now more than I’ve lived up North, so does that qualify me as a true southerner…

Collards with Shallots and Goat Cheese

My dream has always been to have my very own garden in the backyard.  I can just imagine myself spending hours outside with my girls, digging, planting and harvesting basketfuls of vegetables that travel only as far as my backyard before they are transformed into dinner.  Truly farm-to-table.  In my imagination I see our girls…

Broccoli Salad

Can you believe fall is already in the air?  Here in Atlanta the weather has cooled down a notch, the leaves have started to let gravity win the fight and the stores have already put out their Halloween decorations.  I look forward to eating outside again next to a warm bonfire, curling up in angora sweaters…

Tomato Dill Frittata

  If you know me, I cannot start out my day without a filling breakfast.  I mean, what’s not to love about muffins, toast, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon….. After a breakfast like that I can almost say hallelujah! and call it day – almost. So when I run across dishes made with breakfast foods that…