July Soup and Salad Supper: Watermelon Gazpacho

When it is in the heat of the summer, cooking in the hot kitchen is a nasty business.  So why not pick up some fruit and veggies from the local farm and create a refreshing supper out on the deck.  Make the soup fun by serving the soup in the smaller half of watermelon. This cool,…

Italian Food Festival: Eggplant Parm

International food festivals are a foodies dream come to life. From Spinach Pies to Cornish Pies, there is so much to taste and sample. With a very diverse mix of cultures along the eastern seaboard of the US, we find a multitude of flavors from each festivals culture. We have sample the Greek festival with…

Greek Festival Specialty: Spanakopita – Spinach Cheese Pie

June is the start of festival season in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Over the years, going to the various festivals have become tradition and a unique way to socialize and party with friends.   All over the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Atlantic areas are international festivals, such as Greek, Italian, Irish, Scottish and German.  All are favorites with lots…

Mediterranean Breakfast Egg Muffins

Egg muffins is in vogue these days!  Whether you add shredded zucchini or chopped olives, it is an easy hot breakfast that is healthy as well. Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil for brushing 1 small red pepper, chopped 12 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 shallot, finely chopped 6 to 10 pitted kalamata olives, chopped 3 to…

Greek Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki

The Mediterranean diet, popularized in the 1970s, is inspired by the cuisine of parts of Greece and Italy in the early 1960s. The American Diabetes Association writes about “Mediterranean-Style Eating”, mentioning “the traditional Mediterranean lifestyle … of … eating healthfully … together among family and friends”, and asserting that “Mediterranean cuisine is plant-based”, citing the ingredients “whole grains, fruits, vegetables,…