• Recipes

    Zucchini and Feta Stuffed Ravioli with Cherry Tomato Sauce

    Here’s my no cost dinner!  I just emptied the fridge with everyday ingredients! Fresh zucchini, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and wontons! Dinner! Ready, set, go! I took the feta cheese out of the fridge to soften.  I had about 5 ounces. Then I blanched 2 medium sized zucchini which I had cut into circles.  (To blanch: boil a pot of water and add the zucchini for 3 minutes).  Drain and put into an ice bath (a bowl of ice water) for a few minutes to stop the cooking. Drain again and blot dry with a paper towel. Next I chopped the zucchini into very small pieces and mixed with the softened feta.  Added a…

  • Quick Bites

    A Few More Food Sayings

    “Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese – toasted mostly…”  Robert Louis Stevenson “Worries go down better with soup.”   Jewish Proverb “He was a bold man who first swallowed an oyster.”   King James I of Scotland “Unless the kettle boiling be, filling the teapot spoils the tea.”   ?  

  • The Pantry

    Appetizers for 150

    I just made appetizers for a party of 150 people! It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. My friend Carol helped me prepare seven different dishes; a fruit and cheese platter, two chicken dishes, cucumber cups, salad skewers, quesadillas, and brownies. Didn’t have much left, so I guess they liked it.

  • How to

    Preparing A Cheese Platter

    A while back I was asked to prepare appetizers for a house warming party.  As I was working on my menu, I decided one item choice should be a cheese platter, because that sounded easy, quick and cheap.   Was I ever wrong!   When I did a little research to see what to serve with the cheese (besides crackers), I discovered what a great cheese platter should be.  So here you go, some guidelines to make it easy and quick.  When I figure out how to make it cheap, I’ll get back to you.  Cheese Platter Guidelines: The rule of thumb is three or five different cheeses per platter.   I’m not sure why only…

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