Category Archives: Quick & Easy Recipes

White Peach Rosé Sangria

Summertime deserves at least one recipe I post to be a cocktail 🍷🍹.   Here it is a sangria made with white peaches and rosé wine.  White peaches are at their peak right now and these sweet juicy peaches are perfect in a light sangria.  It’s a cool drink that is fruity and delicious.  Add in white grape juice and a hint of port and you get this tangy sweet sangria perfect on a hot summer’s day. Make it the night before so all the fruit gets a chance to flavor the sangria. Continue reading White Peach Rosé Sangria

Goat Cheese, Cherry Tomato and Bell Pepper Egg Toast

A farm fresh dish that uses in season tomatoes and peppers.  These veggies are the base of this delicious brunch.  When you saute peppers, onions and cherry tomatoes in a little butter, the flavors are divine!  Then all you need is good farm bread or sourdough, something that can hold up to the egg that will get cooked in it. Next comes the creamy goat cheese which gets slathered on top.  That’s it.  Nothing complicated, just a little effort in cutting the veggies.   Perfect to make for brunch when you want something fresh and delicious. Give it a try!
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Parmesan White Cheddar Garlic Bread

A good loaf of French bread slathered with garlic, topped off with cheese and then melted in the oven, there is everything delicious in this combination of flavors – Bread, garlic and melted cheese, what more is there to say? It’s delicious 😋!  Garlic bread is the feel good anytime appetizer and favorite spaghetti accompaniment for many of us.  Continue reading Parmesan White Cheddar Garlic Bread

Blackberry Lavender Honey Sauce

With summer in full swing and lots of delicious fresh berries at the markets – this is the perfect time to make a sauce with loads of berries. A honey sauce that isn’t overly sweet and as pretty as can be. It’s the melted butter and fresh blackberries that give this sauce a lovely not so sweet fruity flavor, and little lavender flowers that add a delicate floral fragrance.  This is definitely not your typical overly sweet honey sauce.  Not only does it taste awesome, its the easiest sauce to make.  Just mix all the ingredients together and warm through. Continue reading Blackberry Lavender Honey Sauce

Mushroom Pilaf

I am so excited to share this recipe, because honestly this mushroom pilaf turned out better than I ever expected.  I’ve actually never had a mushroom rice dish except in a risotto, can you believe it?  I’ve had mushrooms is so many ways but in a rice pilaf? Never.  I had this big box of mushrooms waiting to be used and thought I would give making mushroom rice a try.  I was debating on what flavors to add – soy sauce and ginger for an Asian spin?  Herbs? But the one that I kept coming back to again and again is curry flavors for an Indian flair. Continue reading Mushroom Pilaf

Caramelized Onion and Cheese Tart

A cheesy tart that highlights caramelized onions? What? I was so thrilled to see this recipe show up in my inbox! A delicious no-fuss tart made with caramelized onions and cheese – what can possibly go wrong with this winning combination? This recipe is for all you folks who love caramelized onions (Just like me and my daughter Rani) and are looking for ways to use this sweet oniony goodness. Continue reading Caramelized Onion and Cheese Tart

Curried Cauliflower Tomato Soup

You know summer is in full swing when Heirloom tomatoes show up at the markets and grocery stores.  Big juicy heirloom tomatoes in a variety of colors are a summertime luxury.  I like to use them in everything and anything!  Sandwiches, tarts, eggs, curries, just cut up and served with salt and pepper, as well as in soups.  In this cauliflower soup to give it a summertime flair I thought I would make it this time with heirloom tomatoes.  With cilantro as my choice of herbs, this soup is deliciously tomatoey with a creamy cauliflower base.  Since I was adding cilantro I got the idea to give the soup a mild curry flavor, because you know we Indians love our curry powder! I added onions and garlic for extra pizzaz and a squeeze of lemon juice to finish it off.  This is one awesome summertime soup for a quiet Sunday soup day.  Give it a try! Continue reading Curried Cauliflower Tomato Soup

Orange Marmalade Ice Cream

An orange ice cream that is so easy to make that it requires just four ingredients – cream, honey, vanilla and orange marmalade.  You don’t even need the fresh orange fruit to make this creamy sweet treat.  Orange marmalade is what adds wonderful orange flavor along with delicious bits of orange peel that give the ice cream a bittersweet edge.  Honey is the sweetener of choice here and vanilla for that extra floral fragrance.  There really isn’t anything else to add. Give it a try! Continue reading Orange Marmalade Ice Cream

Summer Apple Salad

A couple weeks ago I shared photos of my apple tree all dripping with big fat apples and as usual a couple of you did comment “Isn’t it very early for apple season?”  The answer is yes!   These are summer apples – at least that’s what I call them because for over a decade now this little tree has been fruiting in summertime in July/August.  The apples are called Anna apples and according to Wikipedia they are early fruiting variety that do well in warmer climates. Continue reading Summer Apple Salad

Saffron Mango and Cream

Necessity really is the mother of invention, at least that’s how I look at the creation of this recipe which I created when I wanted to serve something dessertish but didn’t have the energy on a warm summer day to make something.  What I had were ripe mangoes and cream in the fridge and decided to create a variation of the extremely popular summer dessert berries and cream, but with an exotic twist.  I cut up the luscious mango, added a drizzle of honey, sprinkle of saffron threads and poured on the cream.  What it creates is a delicious dessert that anyone can make in as little as 10 minutes!  The best part?  This dessert is sooo beautiful folks, that I couldn’t help but take lots of pictures 😃! The gorgeous orange yellow of mango evokes bright summer sunshine while the delicate saffron threads turn the cream a soft golden color like early morning sunrise 🌞. This truly is a beautiful summer dessert 🌞. Continue reading Saffron Mango and Cream