Mediterranean Harvest Salad & Homemade Focaccia

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This hearty salad is a nod to fall, from here in New England to travels along the Mediterranean.  The creamy butternut squash is roasted with aromatic cumin, sweet paprika and the goodness of Olivio’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil then tossed with hearty lentils, refreshing mint and an earthy goat cheese which balances out the exotic.  Toasted almonds […]

Blasted Broccoli with Bagna Caudo

Blasted Broccoli with Bagna Caudo and Marcona Almonds

Blasted. Broccoli.  Just the name alone makes me feel like an empowered, bad-ass, healthy-greens-eatin’ Goddess.  Resolutions, I see you and raise you an extra side of ruffage.  Hear me chew!  This dish was inspired by a side AJ and I had with my folks at the Agate Pass Cafe in Suquamish, Washington over the holidays.  There’s […]

Raw Summer Squash and Cucumber Salad with Shaved Fennel and Mint

Raw Summer Squash and Cucumber Salad with Shaved Fennel and Mint

Sometimes the best souvenirs come  in the most delicate of bites.  Last weekend, AJ and I ventured seven hours north by car, then by ferry to Vinalhaven, Maine for our friends, Katie and Peter’s, wedding.   Vinalhaven feels genuine and authentic and the wedding was a reflection of the close knit community that Katie’s family […]

Mediterranean Harvest Salad

Mediterranean Harvest Salad

I love butternut squash.  That’s why I was thrilled when my friend Jess shared a recipe she uncovered in a vintage Bon Appetit magazine that celebrates butternut squash in a harvest salad that is packed with mediterranean flavor!  Typically, I roast butternut squash simply with sea salt and fresh ground pepper, but  Bon Appetit’s recommendation […]

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