Swiss Chard Pesto

I have so much chard growing in my garden. I have actually had to ask friends to come and pick it. Our household just can’t eat it fast enough. Honestly, we have been getting kind of sick of it. Chard is one of those greens that just grows and grows and grows without any sign…

Manhattan Clam Chowder

While some people were watching the Superbowl, I was, as usual, thinking of food. I used to watch every football game I could find but since I moved to Hawaii, the games are just too early in the day to peak my interest. Coffee and football just isn’t the same as beer and football. Without…

Thyme & Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

As usual, I put off my Christmas shopping until the very last minute. That meant braving the shopping complexes of Honolulu on the day before Christmas eve. Not a pretty picture. Anxiety and stress filled the air thicker than the tinny carols over the loudspeakers. Everyone running around frantically trying to find the last minute…

Basil Almond Pesto

As you know by now, I am a sucker for pasta. Every single carb laden delicious version. Ravioli, lasagna, linguine, simple penne with red sauce, anything I can get my hands on, I devour!┬áThere isn’t a pasta that I don’t love. Another thing I love is fast food. Not fast food restaurant fast food but…

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

I don’t intentionally eat vegetarian but more and more I find myself making dishes without meat. This is more out of laziness than out of any moral persuasion. I always have a bounty of fresh vegetables from the farmers market and my garden. Staples like rice and pasta keep very well in the cupboards so…