Salade Niçoise with Tarragon Vinaigrette

This salad always makes me think of the South of France…sitting in a breezy outdoor cafe in Nice sipping a glass of Rosé, with toes still sandy from the beach. Ahh. But it’s 54º and rainy here on the Chesapeake. So we needed something to brighten our day and take us to warmer places. This recipe may be a…

Herbes Salées

  Is it too soon to long for those lazy late summer days?  Yeah probably…even with El Niño keeping things mild, we have had a few frosts that would have left summer’s raucous shrub-sized containers of herbs all sadly wilted and gray.  So the solution, before that happens?  Pesto is one, but this traditional Acadian…

Thai Chicken & Basil

You can tell it’s summer when you see fresh Thai basil sneaking into asian cuisine. Grab it when it’s plentiful. It won’t last all summer. Here’s a quick easy recipe for classic Thai chicken with basil for 4. Traditionally you should use Thai cayenne peppers, but if you can’t find them serrano peppers will do.…