Tag Archives: summer fare

taco shells

Tuesday Tip: Crispy Taco Shells

Yes, these are tortillas deep-fried in oil. But we don’t eat them all the time; the tortillas we use are small and basically, they taste just so damn good on family taco night.

warm radicchio

Warm Radicchio Salad

I’ve always associated radicchio with cold winter months, but for the first time, I’ve managed to successfully grow summer radicchio.

dahlias

Summer BBQ

The goal of summer entertaining is making it relaxed, fresh and enjoyable— even for the hostess.

appetizer set-up

Summer Appetizer

I’m currently lusting over this basket ricotta cheese from Bellwether Farms. And like most recipes on the site, it’s all about combining well-chosen, in-season ingredients to create simple, delicious food…it just takes a “few good men” to make for some pretty happy women.

lamb burger

Better Burger Tips

This recipe and grilling techniques will be great additions to your Memorial Day barbecue; I often make these lamb burgers for easy summer entertaining.

Watermelon salad with avaocado and lime

Watermelon Salad with Lime and Avocado

The other day I decided to be a little creative with the leftover watermelon for a nice lunch with friends. This recipe turns some pretty basic ingredients into a beautifully composed and enticingly delicious course.