Curried Panzanella

Panzanella is s light, summery Tuscan salad made with day old bread and tomatoes.  Other ingredients enhance the dining experience based on your own tastes.  Usually the crusty bread is dipped in water before being added to the salad.  I found that coating the bread with a creamy curry dressing instead of water gave it flavors that were out of this world! Continue reading

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Asparagus, Grilled Corn, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Asparagus Vegetable Salad

Asparagus Vegetable Salad

I was going to make a traditional cucumber salad for a party that we threw to celebrate my P.S.’s birthday recently.  Someone else decided to try a new cucumber recipe so I had to find another way to use some cucumbers.  I had just bought asparagus and cobs of corn and thought they’d taste great together with some other vegetables.  I could already taste a lime vinaigrette on the vegetable salad.  I couldn’t wait! Continue reading

Creamy Ham and Mushroom Rotini

Creamy Ham and Mushroom Casserole

Creamy Ham and Mushroom Casserole

I pulled the heel from our last ham out of the freezer the other day.  I cut the ham into pieces, removing the grizzly bits and fat and setting them aside for bone broth.  I ended up with 3 cups of beautifully diced ham to play with.  I’d been in the mood for a creamy pasta dish.  Ham would work well with the baby bella mushrooms I also had on hand.  Add a few vegetables and we’d have dinner. Continue reading