Feta Cucumber Salad

Feta Cucumber Salad

This is one of my favorite late summer dishes.  I had a version at a wedding shower years ago served with smaller cucumber chunks and corn chips for dipping.  I was hooked and have since turned it into a stand-alone salad that I make almost weekly in late August and early September.  It never disappoints! This year, it was a treat to make while … [Read more...]

Perfect Steamed Artichokes

Perfect Steamed Artichokes

Artichokes have been popping up at markets all over Europe this spring.  They are one of my favorite "special" vegetables, so I've been buying them whenever possible.  Prices have ranged from $1 to $7 per artichoke at different markets. Artichokes have such a wonderful sweet taste and the process of eating them leaf by leaf is so much fun.  They … [Read more...]

Lemon and Garlic Asparagus

Lemon and Garlic Asparagus

Asparagus is a quintessential spring vegetable -- full of green flavor, only around for a short season, and a harbinger of more summer bounty to come. It's one of my favorites and I always try to make an asparagus-focused dish to kick-off the season. Last year it was spring quesadillas and this year it was asparagus with lemon and … [Read more...]