Tag Archives: Olive Oil

Gazpacho!

What could be better on a hot, steamy August day than a refreshingly cold bowl of veggies? By which I mean, of course, gazpacho! Cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, onion, sweet peppers, and basil; all tossed together and puréed just enough, then … Continue reading

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Crusty Potatoes and Creamed Feta Cheese

We spent the week of Thanksgiving with my sister and her family, and one night for dinner, she had mentioned thinking of making a barefoot contessa recipe of potatoes coated with olive oil, then rolled in a salt and herb … Continue reading

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1905 Salad

In the Ybor City section of Tampa, there is a famous restaurant, The Columbia. I had always wanted to check it out when my parents lived there, but my dad was not a fan of anything with a hint of … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts, Roasted and Tossed With Feta and Pecans

I was at an unofficial Book Club (weekday, smaller crowd) lunch and my friend Mira was tossing some sprouts together with some sliced sausage to pop into the oven. No biggie, right? I mean, who doesn’t roast their sprouts anymore … Continue reading

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Broiled Caprese

Who doesn’t like a Caprese salad? Sliced tomatoes layered with basil and Mozzarella, then drizzled with olive oil, salt, pepper, and mebbe a splash of good balsamic. Kinda like summer on a plate. Yum. Of course, where I live, it … Continue reading

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Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

There was a bit of a kerfuffle on the interwebs over this (very good) barefoot contessa recipe. One published version called for roasting the tomatoes for 25 to 30 minutes at 450º. Another (almost identical) recipe called for two hours … Continue reading

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Parfait! Nigella’s Chicken

One of our favorite ways to have chicken, this recipe, from Nigella Lawson, is also wicked simple to toss together and flexible, to boot! Have a whole chicken? Perfect! Pieces? Also perfect! Planning on grilling? No problem! Roasting? Ditto! You … Continue reading

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Braised Broccoli

Really very little muss or fuss goes into making this tasty veggie side dish, especially if, as did I, you spend the extra and buy your broccoli trimmed and separated into heads (check the fresh bagged veggies in your produce … Continue reading

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Best! Roasted Potatoes

This recipe started out as “Portuguese Sweet Potatoes” from portuguesediner.com, but I’ve changed it around just a wee, tiny bit, and really do believe these potatoes (I used sweet potatoes, but really, this will work with just about any variety) … Continue reading

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Curry Barbecue Pork Chops

Bone-in pork chops, seasoned with barbecue and curry rubs, then grilled like a steak. What is not to love? I’ve already covered treating thickly cut pork chops as if they were steaks, but for this dinner, I went a little … Continue reading

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