summer cooking

A Midsummer Night Dinner Party

As social distancing and limited exposure to people not in your nuclear circle (like people with whom you share a home) continue, I am thinking about dinner parties and other fun food gatherings, like cooking classes.

The Epitome of Summer…Tomatoes

What’s summer without

Time to Play

With summer in full swing, it's prime play time. I don’t know about you, but I drain every drop of fun in the sun out of this all-too-short season.

 

I usually spend my June and July running around Italy at work and play, exploring various sights and treasures of this gorgeous country, hosting groups of happy guests all enjoying our own little la dolce vita. The pandemic has destroyed all of those summer plans for so many people, but I will be damned if it will rob me of this glorious season completely.

 

The Beauty of Basil

One of my favorite things about summer is not the beach or long lazy afternoons in the sun or even the explosion of color and perfume in my flower garden. 

 

Eating with the Seasons: Summer

Just to take us back to the dreamy, leisurely days of summer...yum!

Summer

Cha-Cha-Cha-Cherries

As summer really heats up, we look to sweet, succulent fruits to help us keep our cool.  Cherries are the perfect summer treat (gee…do you think that’s why nature gives them to us?)…with their juicy flesh and rich mineral content…and they are oh, so yummy.

 

Passionate About Peaches

As summer moves into its hottest weeks, I think only of peaches…sensual, soft, rich in nutrients and so lush with juice that it runs over our fingers and drips down our chins, cooling us with their sweet, sunny character.  I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

 

The Beauty of Basil

One of my favorite things about summer is not the beach or long lazy afternoons in the sun or even the explosion of color and perfume in my flower garden, although I love them all.  My favorite thing about summer is

The Epitome of Summer…Tomatoes

What’s summer without