Mint & Basil Orzo with Honey Roasted Tomatoes

That moment when you are recipe creating and it just comes together in a beautiful bite on a fork in your mouth and you let out a Giada -like “mmmmm, that’s good”…..  I had a few hours of quiet last weekend and of course I used them to get in the kitchen and cook!  Those […]




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Grilled Tomatoes with Feta & Dill

In honor of yesterday’s Tomato Art Festival, which is undoubtedly our favorite day of the year in Nashville, I present to you this amazingly simple and insanely delicious grilled tomato recipe.  I may be wrong, but I really think this would make a tomato lover out of any naysayer.  I served this dish with herb […]




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Mushroom & Herb Couscous

It’s that glorious time of year when my herbs are thriving and our little urban garden is getting it’s grow on and soon (hopefully) we will have an abundance of fresh veggies. And for the ones that just don’t make it, there are produce stands galore with lots and lots of fresh, local goodness!!!  What […]




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Tomato Gratin

The end is near, but I am not ready to say goodbye to all the deliciously ripe, garden-fresh tomatoes.  I actually made my first pot of chili of the Fall season last night and as much as I enjoyed the food and the now much cooler weather, it is always sad when tomato season officially […]




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Garden Fresh Pasta

4 days from now, friends, barring no major problems, I will be holding our sweet new baby boy  in the hospital (or at home if for some very unlikely reason he decides to come sooner).  But today I am at the house on our last weekend at home before we become a family of four […]




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Herbed Gnocchi and Sauteed Pea Tendrils with a Lemon Wine Butter Sauce

I really know nothing about gnocchi.  Other than the fact that I like it, I have never attempted to make it until recently.  The idea for this recipe started with an Instagram picture from Blackberry Farm perhaps one of the most gorgeous and highly coveted resorts in the South if not the United States.  Pea […]




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