Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'recipes'

Adventures with Ruth (in Venice)

Last weekend, I watched the Venice episode of Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth, a series showing on my local PBS channel. It was a wonderful show, mainly about food but with some lovely scenes of Venice interspersed with the cooking class...

Sunday Slow Sides: Tomatoes

I've been participating in another Slow Travel cooking challenge though I haven't found time to blog about it. So this is a catch-up post. This week's ingredient is tomatoes and the recipe is Fresh Uncooked Tomato Sauce, selected by...

Herbed Lentils and Rice

Wanted to share one of my favorite winter recipes before winter is officially over! I clipped this one from a magazine decades ago and have been making it ever since. It's a healthy recipe that actually tastes good, packed...

Sunday Small Bites: Pecans

Our ingredient of the week (pecans) was selected by Sheri of the blog As the Seasons Change. Thanks Sheri! I love to make roasted spiced nuts for parties and for the holidays, but almost every recipe calls for cooking high-fat,...

Sunday Small Bites: Salmon

Our ingredient of the week (smoked salmon) was selected by MarciaB, whose blog is Happy Trails to Us. I ended up making salmon cakes with unsmoked pink salmon since I had a pouch of it that I needed to...

Sunday Small Bites: Goat Cheese

Our ingredient of the week (goat cheese) was selected by Nancy of A Wine Lover's Wanderings. Nancy just recently returned from Italy; check out her blog for some wonderful photos and stories. This is a recipe I clipped from Food...

Sunday Small Bites: Avocado

It was my turn to choose an ingredient of the week, and I picked "avocado" because I'd clipped a recipe from Food and Wine magazine that I really wanted to try: roasted tomatillo and avocado salsa. I'm growing tomatillos in...

Sunday Small Bites: Sun Dried Tomatoes

Our ingredient of the week (sun-dried tomatoes) was selected by Slow Talk moderator, Amy, whose blog is Destination Anywhere.. I had a lot of feta cheese from Costco that I wanted to use, so I googled and read a bunch...

Sunday Small Bites: Crab

Our ingredient of the week is crab, a seafood that I love. In my kitchen there's a drawer full of recipes that I've clipped from magazines and newspapers, and for Small Bites, I'm going to try to use as many...

Sunday Small Bites: Pickled Shrimp

Here we go....week one of the next Slow Travel cooking event. This one's a little different in that instead of a recipe of the week, we have an ingredient of the week. Each of us will use that ingredient to...

Sunday Salads: Tortellini Salad

I can't believe we've reached the end of Slow Salads. We finished up with a great recipe submitted by Ida (Vico Girl on Slow Talk). I only made half of this recipe since it sounded like it made a ton....

Sunday Salads: Southern Mustard Potato Salad

When I read this weekend's recipe, it was an instant blast of nostalgia. Actually, Bugalu of the blog Whistlestop Cafe Cooking gave us two different potato salad recipes, but it was the first one that made me nostalgic since it's...

Sunday Salads: Couscous Salad

This weekend, it was my turn to submit a recipe to the Salad Samplers gang, and I really didn't have to think about it very long. This is one of my favorite salads. I found the recipe on the Internet...

Sunday Salads: Tropical Rice Salad

This weekend's recipe came from Palma of Palmabella's Passions. This was a fun recipe to play with. I used Lundburg Farms Wild Blend rice, green beans instead of snow peas, and also added some fresh mint. Because I don't like...

Sunday Salads: Thai Shrimp Salad

This weekend's recipe came from Maria of My Place in the Sun. Maria gave us a recipe for Thai Beef Salad (Yam Neua) that also included a shrimp variation, so that's what I made. What a great salad! I followed...

Sunday Salads: Israeli Salad

This weekend's recipe came from Slow Talk moderator, Teaberry, who had this salad when she visited Israel. There are many versions of this salad and the one we made came from Mollie Katzen's cookbook, The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. A perfect...

Sunday Salads: Ceviche

This week's salad came from Candi of Candi's Corner: Wanderlust and Passions. What a great recipe! Fun and easy to make, and perfect for this hot steamy weather we've been having. I've had ceviche in restaurants but had never made...

Sunday Salads: Watermelon Salad

Our Fourth of July weekend salad came from Nancy of A Winelover's Wanderings. Nancy gave us several different recipes plus a link to others on Watermelon.Org so basically, we had the freedom to do our own thing which was fun!...

Sunday Salads: Grilled Chicken Salad with Tarragon Pesto

What a great recipe! This week's salad came from Marcia of Happy Trails For Us; she found it in Bon Appetit magazine. I love pesto but tarragon pesto was a new experience for me. It's delicious and so easy to...

Honeysuckle Sorbet

I didn’t participate in Slow Scoopers last summer but they inspired me to buy an ice cream maker which has been in winter storage but is now out and cranking! This amazing sorbet is the first thing I’ve made...

Sunday Salads: Grilled Radicchio Salad

This week's recipe came from Cindy Ruth of Baked Alaska. The actual recipe she gave us was for "Grilled Romaine Salad with Citrus Caesar Vinaigrette" but I ended up switching the main ingredient. It's gotten hot here in NC -...

Sunday Salads: Shrimp Salad

This week's recipe came from Jan of Keep Your Feet in the Street. She said that her salad is "simple, summery, and good" and that's a perfect description. I enjoyed this one a lot and it couldn't be easier to...

Dandelion Greens

There are many "green" reasons for eating seasonally and buying locally but on top of all that, it's simply a fun way to eat. It's exciting to have the first asparagus or strawberries of the year, and I tend...

Sunday Salads: Wild Rice and Roasted Corn Salad

This week's recipe came from Deborah of "Old Shoes - New Trip" and it's a wonderful salad - super easy to make, healthy, and delicious. Plus I love the colors - it's a beautiful dish. I'd never had wild rice...

Sunday Salads: Fajita Salad

This week's recipe for "Fajita Salad with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Sauce" came from Kim of What I Really Think. The original recipe called for chicken but I made it with shrimp because I had some that I needed to cook. It's...

Sunday Salads: Salad Nicoise

This Sunday's recipe for "Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise" was contributed by Slow Traveler Debrah. I like tuna in a can and love raw tuna in sushi, but I'm not that crazy about grilled tuna so I substituted some marinated beans...

Sunday Salads: Thai Chicken Salad

This recipe came from Jerry who has an excellent blog, Jerry's Thoughts, Musings, and Rants. What a great salad with tons of flavor and spice! I followed Jerry's advice and roasted the chicken and made the dressing on one night,...

Sunday Salads: Raw Asparagus, Pea and Arugula Salad

This recipe came from Amy of Destination Anywhere and wow, it's an amazing salad. I'd never had raw asparagus before and it is seriously good. I have to admit that I paused at the thought of peeling a bunch of...

Sunday Salads: Black Bean Salad

This recipe came from Slow Talk moderator Judy (Tour Mama) who selected it in honor of Cinco de Mayo. It's quick and easy (if you use canned black beans) and very tasty. The recipe makes a ton so you might...

Sunday Salads #1: Eden's Blood Orange Salad

Spring is here, and the Slow Travel cooks have finished with soup and are moving onto salad! And thanks to Eden of Eden's Wonderings and Wanderings, we've gotten off to a great start. Back in March, Eden blogged about The...

Curry Mee (Coconut Curry Noodle Soup)

This recipe came from Marta of Postcards From the Trail who found it in a New York Times article called "From Asia, Rapture in a Bowl." I agree with the rapture part - I loved this soup. Thanks to Marta...

Carrot Ginger Soup (and another spring flower)

This recipe came from Slow Traveler Debrah, and it's a perfect spring time soup. It couldn't be easier to make either. I love the spicy kick the ginger gives to this soup. I garnished it with some plain yogurt and...

Winter Minestrone

I'm off schedule again with the Slow Souping; this minestrone was last weekend's soup but when we had an unusually early burst of warm weather, I didn't want to spend so much time in the kitchen. But now the...

Slow Soupers: Lentil Soup

This recipe came from Kim of What I Really Think. Actually it's Kim's mother's recipe, and it's a good one. All bean soups are great but lentil soup is particularly easy because you don't have to soak the lentils first,...

Deviled Eggs

In the comments on my Super Bowl recap post, Girasoli of shave ice and gelato asked for my deviled egg recipe, which gave me another topic for our February Blog Challenge (thanks and we're almost at the finish line!)....

Slow Soupers: French Onion Soup

This recipe came from slow traveler Sharon L from Silicon Valley, California. It's an easy and delicious version of this classic soup. It takes a while to brown the onions but you don't really have to stir every single minute...

Slow Soupers: Baked Potato Soup

This recipe came from slow traveler Anneo123 from Louisiana. It seems that anything made with potatoes is comfort food, and this soup was no exception. It was perfect for a cold winter night. It's very easy to make and didn't...

Sunday Soupers: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Now I'm backtracking to a soup I missed in December when I was in Venice. I love butternut squash and it's readily available at my farmer's market right now, so I decided to go for it. Last fall, I made...

Sunday Slow Soupers: Seafood Gumbo

Well, my train has left the Slow Soup track! I jumped ahead and made the split pea soup when it snowed, so now I'm back-tracking to last week's soup, this gumbo. Actually it all works out fine because I'm happy...

Sunday Slow Soupers: Split Pea and Green Pea Soup

Another wonderful recipe! This one came from MarciaB of Happy Trails to Us. I jumped ahead on the souping schedule and made this one on Inauguration Day which was also a Snow Day here in the Tar Heel state. I...

SSS Week 5: Fish Soup

Another winning recipe! This soup was created by Cindy of Baked Alaska (a blog about cooking, eating, and living in Alaska). It was so delicious and such a nice change from all the heavy holiday carbs I've been eating...

SSS Week Four: Hoppin' John Soup

Ever since I was a kid, I've eaten collard greens and black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. It's a Southern tradition that's supposed to bring prosperity and good luck in the new year ahead. Here's an explanation from Mildred...

SSS Week Three: Italian Wedding Soup

I missed a few Sundays of souping when I was in Italy so now I'm catching up. This recipe is a winner! I've had this soup in restaurants and from cans but had never made it myself. Easy and...

SSS Week Two: Mexican (Turkey) Soup

This recipe came from Jerry, who very thoughtfully wanted to help us use our leftover turkey. But I didn't have any! So I subbed a can of red kidney beans, and you know what...it worked! Great recipe. The avocado...

SSS Week One: Porcini and Chestnut Soup

Many thanks to Amy for getting the Sunday SlowSoupers off to a great start! This soup is absolutely delicious – I really loved it. I had good intentions of freezing some of it for the holidays but no, I...

Peach Sherbet

This is the latest variation of the Buttermilk Sherbet recipe, and I think it might be the best one yet. I was lucky to find some perfectly sweet peaches at the farmer’s market. Peach Sherbet 2 cups sliced peeled...

Blackberry Sherbet and Lemon Yogurt Sorbet

First came the Strawberry Buttermilk sherbet recipe, then I made it again with fresh blackberries that I bought at the farmer's market. Delicious! It looked a bit more purple in real life - this photo looks more red. But...

Strawberry Buttermilk Sherbet

I enjoy reading all the food/recipe posts on other Slow Travelers' blogs so I thought I’d contribute one too. This sherbet is so delicious and very easy to make (the recipe came from Southern Living magazine). It was my first...