Quick and Easy Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberries in July: get ’em when they’re sweet, plentiful and cheap.  Though I’d love to be picking them in the fields on a warm, sunny day, alas I’m not that lucky (downside of living in London and not having a car).  Nevertheless, I’ve been buying them en mass and eating them every which way – plain, on my cereal, in smoothies,…

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Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

I didn’t think I’d squeeze in another post this week, but I feel the need to share this amazing potato salad recipe.  It is the perfect side dish at a barbecue (hello, July 4th!) or alongside yesterday’s Sausage, Pepper and Onion Sandwiches. Years ago I converted from mayonnaise-based potato salads and switched to potato salad with a vinaigrette and have never looked back.…

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Sausage, Pepper and Onion Sandwiches

No more “but I don’t know what to make”.   This recipe eliminates that favorite excuse we all use to put off inviting people over for dinner.  Good timing as one of America’s favorite entertaining holidays, 4th of July, is right around the corner.  And what’s better than sharing a lovely meal in the summer sun with a few beers and family and…

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Watermelon Slushie

Freezing watermelon may be my favorite food discovery of the year!  I don’t know how many times I’ve bought a whole watermelon and unless we’re entertaining a crowd, after 3 days of sliced watermelon with dinner we have all hit the wall.  Then I still have at big chunk of watermelon taking up valuable fridge space and after a few days…

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Salmon Salad with Dill and Capers

Summer has finally reared its welcome head in London.  The days are definitely long (sunrise at 4:30, sunset at 9:30) and it’s getting warm enough that I don’t want to turn on the oven.  So the grill’s been getting a good workout. One of my summertime cheats is whenever I’m grilling I always throw on extra – a few more chicken…

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Shakshuka (eggs in spicy tomato sauce)

Shakshuka – you probably aren’t familiar with it, but I’m hoping to change that.  Shakshuka is an Israeli dish of eggs in a spicy tomato sauce.  Works just as well for dinner as for breakfast or brunch.  Though I haven’t been fortunate enough to travel to Israel….yet (would love to visit Dr. Shakshuka in Tel Aviv…I hear that’s ground zero for…

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Avgolemono Soup

Just got back into town from a wonderful holiday in Prague and Vienna.  A post about what/where I ate will soon follow, but first things first.  I have hungry (actually hangry….you know when hungry becomes angry) people in the house and the pantry is pretty bare bones.  Despite not having cooked in over a week, I don’t have an overwhelming urge to create…

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