Tag Archives: Olive Oil

Pistachio (!) Pesto

Like most folk, we love us a nice pesto, but, I have been hesitant to make it because, well, I don’t have a whole lot of confidence in the quality of the pine nuts most usually associated (along with the … Continue reading

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Key Lime Grilled Shrimp

I found some tempting looking wild-caught Argentinian Pink Shrimp in the freezer section of my market and thought to myself, “why not?” The fact that they were deveined and peeled was also a big plus. So, one pound bag o’ … Continue reading

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Roasted Grape Tomatoes

I have posted this recipe before, under “Afternoon Delight Tomatoes,” because, while Nigella Lawson calls them “Moonblush Tomatoes” and roasts hers overnight; I tended to do mine in the afternoon. This time, I took Nigella’s cue and started mine a … Continue reading

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Garlic Roasted Cocktail Shrimp

Earlier in the week, I shared my new fave Cocktail Sauce recipe. Now, let’s toss together a most excellent batch of shrimp to enjoy with that tasty, zippy sauce. And, the best part? While, sure you can serve these fine … Continue reading

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Holidaze Bonus! Marinated Stuffed Cherry Peppers

These need to rest for a week, so if you’re wanting some cherry pepper goodness for Christmas, you’ll need to make ’em this weekend or early next week. It’s a good thing they are so easy to make; and as … Continue reading

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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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