Tag Archives: Italian favorites

A Foodie’s Birthday

1 Aug

Yesterday afternoon I was treated to a wonderful birthday lunch hosted by my friends Andrew and Michael that featured some amazing food.  Somehow they managed to fantastically arrange courses that included all my favorite types of cuisine- Middle Eastern, Italian, and French (I think a little hubby bird told them)

Here was the menu:

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Barley and Roasted Tomato Risotto

28 Jul

I was excited when I came across this recipe over at the Mayo Clinic website because it meets all of my criteria- It is healthy, inexpensive, and it doesn’t require the oven.  Also, it is a great way to use up a bunch of garden tomatoes.  I have yet to experience garden fresh tomato burn out but I hear it happens.

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