Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza


Years ago when we first began experimenting with making pizza at home we tried a vast array of dough recipes but always stuck with the same toppings: tomatoes and basil. After several fails and equal amounts of pizza successes, we felt brave enough to venture into the unknown world of topping combinations. One of our…

Summer Corn and Tomato Chowder with Pearl Couscous


My wife LOVES corn on the cob. So as soon as this fancy grass starts popping up at our local Farmer’s Markets, we indulge in the sweet, juicy kernels all summer long. I always grill more than we can eat in one sitting and using up the leftovers is a fun challenge for me. With…

Pan Seared Chop with Fennel Spiked Zucchini Tomato Pasta


After a two hour hike on the Fair Hill Trails and an afternoon volunteering at Fair Weather Farm at Fair Hill, I was famished by the time I got home Thursday evening. I feed my fur-gang and without much thought, I threw together this quick pork and pasta recipe for my dinner. The fennel seed…

Hand Made Noodles tossed in Hot Italian Sausage Marinara


The tomatoes at Fair Weather Farm are growing full speed. It’s exciting week after week hunting for the bright red ripe tomatoes just like when I was little girl. After three days of working out in the fields I was rewarded with a very generous amount of organic tomatoes including gorgeous Heirloom, Roma, and a…

Pizza Margherita


In my first small garden this summer the purple basil I planted has grown wild and it smells amazing. The tomatoes are also booming this season so I decided on a simple, yet delicious garden fresh Margherita Pizza to use up a bit of my beautiful, home grown produce. Below is a very simple recipe,…

Fresh Tomato & Grilled Corn Gazpacho


I must admit that before making this recipe I’d never eaten Gazpacho before. I love soup and will whip up a pot even in 90 degree weather. Soup is that one dish I go to whenever I feel sick or sad or just need a bowl full of comfort. I probably eat soup at least…

Paneer in Curried Tomato Gravy


Back in 2007 I sat down in an Indian restaurant for the first time, ordered the chicken Vindaloo, and fell head over heels in love with the warm, spicy seasonings and gravies of Indian cuisine. Chutney, Naan, Basmati rice and curry became my new obsession. Growing up the most exposed I’d ever been to ethnic…

Roast Red Bells and Tomato Mac N Cheese


Amy came home from Nashville, TN and raved about this amazing mac and cheese she’d had while there and so I offered to recreate it for her. The dish contained roasted red bell peppers, mushrooms and spinach. The restaurant used Campanelle which is a really pretty flower shaped pasta. I couldn’t find that near me…