Ratatouille-inspired summer garden pasta: light on the meat, heavy on the veggies

I wish I could say that this pasta dish is a toast to summer but it isn't. It's a toast to the rain that fell late yesterday afternoon that finally broke the suffocating heat of the past week. Yes, a downpour. Yes, I danced in the rain. Literally. And I almost sang out loud ... (more)


Chunky ham and mushroom soup

This is probably the first real dish that I cooked in days. The bug I caught left me with very little appetite and when I don't feel hungry, trust me when I say that anything I cook will reflect the way I feel. So, I didn't even bother to make an attempt. We had a salad last ... (more)