Barley Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed-Peppers2We just got back from a fabulous (nearly) three week trip to Ireland and Scotland. It was wonderful and restorative time spent with good people, food, and… tea. Newly rested, I’m hoping to be a bit better at posting, but let’s face it–it’s summer–the sun is shining, and I’m feeling more whimsical than studious, so we’ll see. Continue reading

Tomato & Pecorino Salad with Basil Flowers


A very long time ago my mother and I were having lunch at the venerable Green’s¬†Restaurant, and though I can’t for the life of me remember what I had, she had an open-faced goat cheese sandwich. The reason I remember it is because it was dusted with tiny thyme blossoms. There was nothing more to the sandwich than thick rustic dark brown bread, bright white cheese, a sprinkling of greens chives and tiny lavender-colored flowers. It was gorgeous. Continue reading