Kids Choice: Fried Chicken

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Are your kids like my kids? They love vegetables, and sure they really do love great food, in general.  But the second they see that fast food sign, everything they knew about real food vanishes from their reality.   The ever alluring promise of the “happiest” meal they’ve ever experienced accompanies the smell of french […]

Peach Granita


Sorry I’m a little late this week.   I got distracted by gardening. Trey has taken an interest in these plants too which is nice since it means he’s willing to help water. No carnival peppers or sweet 100 tomatoes to speak of yet, but they are on their way.    So, while we water and […]

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Bruschetta


Everything is just a little bit brighter in the summer, including the food.  It’s light, it’s happy, it’s earthy and fresh and  I am a huge fan of all of it, particularly the vegetables.    One of my most favorite summer vegetables is eggplant.  Fry it, grill it, sauté it and I will like it as long as […]

Ina’s Roasted Tomato Basil Soup


Yesterday the boys and Mike and I went to every farm stand from our house to New York where we landed at a farmer’s market in Warwick.  I picked up the most delicious garlic, basil and tomatoes.   I had acquired fresh arugula, onions and thyme as we crawled north together, so this recipe rounded out nicely for lunch today. This […]