Panzanella is a popular Tuscan salad made from stale bread tossed with tomatoes, onions, cucumber, fresh herbs and lashings of olive oil. Leave it to those thrifty Italians to come up with such a delicious combination! The bread is soaked in cold water then torn up and tossed with the other ingredients to make this […]

Garden Pea and Mint Soup

I’ve seen many recipes and watched this soup being prepared on cooking shows and always thought it was something I should try myself.  After all, the combination of garden peas and fresh mint is always a good one!  So today as I picked the new season’s mint growing in my garden I remembered there was a bag of peas in the freezer and the decision […]

Lisa’s Luscious Lentil Salad

This is a healthy, yet delicious and easy salad inspired by my Sister, Lisa.  She served it with baked smoked haddock fillets, but any other fish (salmon, cod, shrimp), or other protein would work equally well.  However the salty, smokiness of the haddock really complimented the  slight heat, and lemon zing of the salad.  Make more than you […]