Chilled Cucumber Soup with fresh dill.

Cold Cucumber Soup

This Cold Cucumber Soup was one of my dad’s favorite summertime soups. He’d request it for lunch when he’d stop by my house in during the summer.

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Peach and blueberry clafoutis

Rustic Peach And Blueberry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a rustic French dessert, the kind you would find if you unexpectedly dropped in on your friends in the Provencal countryside around dinner time. They’d ask you to stay and prepare a simple, yet delicious supper. Though no dessert had been planned, Madame

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Steak with Mushroom and Brandy Sauce.

Mushroom Sauce With Brandy

Sometimes I’ll dress up a steak or grilled chicken with a simple Mushroom Sauce with Brandy. I keep a bottle of brandy in my kitchen cupboard to jazz up dishes, even though I don’t actually drink it. 

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Grilled Greek Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and Fresh Herbs.

Grilled Greek Chicken

The first time I visited Greece, was alone, as new graduate. I stopped off in Corfu, a small island just off the coast.I remember hiking with a few other, post-college kids, I’d met on the ferry over from Brindisi. We’d heard of Greek “wineries”

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