Blueberry Vinaigrette

It’s pretty common knowledge how incredibly nutritious blueberries are.  Since no one is disputing this notion, please go get yourself some freshly picked blueberries right now!  They’re finally in season and absolutely incredible.  There’s nothing quite like ’em, especially on a hot summer’s day. Do you know why these little blue gems are incredibly nutrient […]

Blueberry Tomato Salad

One of my favorite summer staples is a Tomato Salad loaded with sweet tomatoes, cooling cucumbers and fresh basil.  When I was a kid, my mom made this every night with dinner as I’d consider it a staple part of any Italian meal in the summer.  Fresh, light, sooo delicious! As an adult, I’ve enthusiastically […]

Five Summer Food Saving Secrets

Ever wonder how it is that some people (like me) always seem to have food on hand?  Well, I’m going to share with you FIVE simple secrets that help insure that I’m always ready with something healthy AND delicious at the drop of a hat.  These tips are perfect for those constantly on-the-go like myself […]

Pear & Walnut Salad

Did you know that pears and apples are some of the only fruit in season right now?  Yep, they are.  Years ago I was visiting my sister living abroad in Rome for a semester of college and we spent a crazy four days in Firenze (Florence) so that she could attend some sort of rally/summit […]

Sweet and Spicy Fig Salad

For the longest time, I thought figs were weird.  My relatives always had fig trees, but I never ate them.  Now in my wiser years, I’ve come to love the time of year when figs are weighing down the trees with all their juicy sweetness.  Thankfully, I’ve got some elderly Italian friends originally from Italy […]