Green Bean Caprese Salad

Green Bean Caprese Salad
Never before in our gardening experience have tomatoes and green beans been ready to eat before the 4th of July.  It's been HOT, HOT, HOT and it's caused some of our veggies to GROW, GROW, GROW.  Notice I said SOME.  The ever abundant zucchini has been slow growing in comparison.  So odd.  Always something new with a garden. here's a ... Read More

Watermelon + Arugula Salad

Watermelon + Arugula Salad
I was fortunate enough to get this cookbook...and a signed copy at that, for Mother's Day from our eldest daughter. It's a treasure as it was written by one of her good friends, Matt Moore, who has become a friend of mine as well.  He loves food and cooking so we had an instant bond.  He has an updated southern ... Read More

Israeli Cous Cous Salad with Roasted Cauliflower

Israeli Cous Cous Salad with Roasted Cauliflower

One of our valued front desk girls who works at our hotel is expecting a baby at the end of this month. I had the privilege of hosting a baby shower for her and took the opportunity to make a festive but healthy dinner for the occasion.  What was on the menu?…. we had grilled marinated chicken kabobs, Israeli cous cous salad, … Read More