Category Archives: Sides & Misc.

HOW TO HAVE A “TEA PARTY”

You can have a wonderful “High-Tea” at home with your favorite friends.  This group of friends are my Mah Jongg buddies.  It was my pleasure to have them over for a tea-party and an afternoon of playing Mah Jongg.  Here … Continue reading

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FETA GARBANZO BEAN SALAD

  16 oz. can garbanzo beans or chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 C Grape tomatoes, quartered 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2  C fresh read bell peppers, chopped 2 T fresh basil, minced 2 T fresh parsley, minced 1/2 C Feta cheese, … Continue reading

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ITALIAN CARROTS

2 lbs. baby carrots, already peeled (if small cuts, leave as is; if larger carrots, cut in half length wise) 1/3 C Extra virgin Olive Oil 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 C freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano Cheese 1 C seasoned breadcrumbs … Continue reading

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ARTICHOKE AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO DRESSING

This is one of those sides that just add a splash of flavor to any meal, especially fillet mignon or prime rib.  It is incredibly tasty! 3 T extra-virgin olive oil 1 med. onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped … Continue reading

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STUFFED ARTICHOKES, ITALIAN STYLE

4 fresh artichokes 4 C plain breadcrumbs (make your own from a 2 day old baguette) 4 tsp. garlic powder 2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 C Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated  (do not buy pre-grated) … Continue reading

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