Greek Salad with Herb Marinated Feta

Hi guys! I hope everyone is having a safe and happy end of Summer! Last week I shared my family’s new obsession, Greek Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce, and I’d like to introduce it’s best friend, Greek Salad with Herb Marinated Feta. This incredible salad has been on repeat almost weekly (sometimes twice in a week) ever since we went into quarantine 865 years ago, and knowing that it’s on the day’s menu immediately brightens our mood. Who knew that a salad could make anyone so happy? Yes, it’s perfect with the chicken skewers, but it’s also amazing with some orzo tossed in for a filling main dish salad, and it’s customizable with whatever fresh vegetables you have on hand.

I know, I know, it’s almost Fall, so why am I posting a refreshing Summer Salad? Because, despite the oppressively rude heat and humidity, I can’t let go of the Summer and the safety of everyone staying home a little while longer, and also this salad is so dang good that sometimes I don’t care about seasonality. (Read more…  )

Individual Tomato Tarts

I thought I hated tomatoes (I’m not crazy about red sauces either, except my mom’s spaghetti sauce and my own marinara 😋).  I’m not alone.  In fact, I hear variations of “I hate tomatoes” from a lot of people.  I think the actual problem is most people haven’t eaten fresh tomatoes.  The ones we get from the Mega Market don’t count.  Those are unripened tomatoes, shipped from who knows where, that are then force ripened using SCIENCE 👩🏻‍🔬🧪!   But I live in New Jersey!  Don’t laugh.  It’s called The Garden State for a reason and we are famous for our… wait for it… TOMATOES 🍅  At first I was skeptical.  I was as afraid of eating tomatoes someone had grown as I was to eat fish caught in the Hudson River.  But the difference between Mega Market tomatoes and home grown or farm fresh tomatoes is unbelievable.  Game changer.  And I use them with amazing results in these Individual Tomato Tarts.  But I’m still not eating Hudson River fish (Read more…)