#FoodFocus – Tower Garden – Outdoor Edition

In my neck of the woods, this summer season was a little wet…. OK. It was very wet! The few plants of corn I purchased at the beginning of the season didn’t make it. My Brussel sprouts are still too small to harvest yet. Even my strawberries weren’t as prolific as they could have been.…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Tower Garden – Outdoor Edition

#FoodFocus – Penne with Sausage and Mushroom Ragu

Growing up, we always had pasta on Sundays and Wednesdays. Always. Even though mom didn’t work outside of the home, she reserved the more complex pasta meals for Sundays. That was when she would make ravioli, lasagna or gnocchi. But, the pasta sauce for the week was made on that day too. It would simmer…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Penne with Sausage and Mushroom Ragu

#FoodFocus – The Cabbage Patch – Open Faced Cabbage Roll 

My mealtime inspirations come from anywhere and everywhere. I must admit that most of the time I have no clue what I will be making for dinner.  Sometimes I get an idea while I’m at my  job. Sometimes it’s from something I’ve heard or seen on a food program. And other times it’s while having…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Cabbage Patch – Open Faced Cabbage Roll 

#FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

As the days begin to get cooler, a bowl of soup always hits the spot, whether it be for lunch or dinner or even a snack to tide you over between meals. Soups are so easy to prepare, oftentimes improvising produces some very tasty dishes! Tomato soup is one of the more popular canned soups.…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

#FoodFocus – Micro Greens – Pea Shoots and Tomato Sandwich

Pea shoots. Four times more Vitamin A than tomatoes; eight times more Folic acid than beansprouts; seven times more Vitamin C than blueberries (Pea Shoots – Nutrition, n.d). WOW! I call that a nutrient powerhouse! I have been fascinated by micro greens for a while now and as you know from my previous blog post, I…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Micro Greens – Pea Shoots and Tomato Sandwich

#FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Simple Salads

Tomatoes are so versatile and incorporating them into a salad is a very easy way to reap the many benefits of this food. And simple doesn’t have to mean boring either. Check out these salad ideas. As you know by now, I am Italian so I use olive oil and oregano in a lot of…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Simple Salads