Butternut Squash & Leek Soup

I was channel surfing this morning as I was prepped the ingredients for this soup. My viewing choices were narrowed down to several contenders – Sunday night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on the dvr, and Squawk on the Street was on CNBC. I almost settled on Camille Grammar and her gang, but I made a last minute decision to listen to a documentary about John Carpenter and the making of the original Halloween movie while I cooked. Squash soup and Michael Myers …. oh yes, fall is here.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | October 18th, 2011

Oven Dried Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese and Olives

Every summer I go on a quest to find the perfect tomato tart or tomato pie recipe. Last year I made two epic failures, neither of which you read about here. Both contained copius amounts of shredded cheddar cheese and heaps of full fat mayonnaise – which, duh – I should have been able to tell by simply reading through the recipes that they wouldn’t be good (and that’s coming from someone who’s a self-confessed mayo fan). But that’s definitely not the case with today’s recipe – and there’s not a lick of mayo in sight.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | August 16th, 2011