Archive for July, 2012

We had an exhausting weekend. I really wanted to spend time in my room (Kitchen) this weekend, but it just wasn’t meant to be. I finally found some time to experiment with an Orzo idea.


I cooked up a box of Orzo (I wanted to have some for other fast sides this week) and set it aside. Chopped up a Sweet Yellow Pepper, a handful of small Tomatoes, Fresh Basil (all from my local Farmer’s Market) and lightly roasted Pine Nuts. I sauted the ingredients minus the Basil and Pine nuts in Olive Oil and a clove of Garlic. I then added some of the Orzo. Mixed it well and let it talk at a low simmer for a few minutes.While I was grilling the Mahi Mahi seasoned with (you guessed it “Simply Greek Seafood  Blend” found through the link on my front page).


I then stirred the Basil and Pine nuts into the Orzo dish.




Enjoy……til tomorrow 🙂

Ok, I am starting off the week with a packed Breakfast and Lunch 2 days in a row. Nothing fancy but it is fresh and homemade.


My sandwich was made with Bonjour La Parisienne Rye, Avocado, Fresh Roasted Poblano Pepper and deli sliced Roast Beef.

Placed in my reusable, wonderful Chico Bag. Shown below a three pack of Chico Bags Lunch and Snack Bags. Check out for these and many other reusable bags for every want.


Til tomorrow

imag0534checked out my local Farmer’s Market.

First stop Bonjour La Parisienne Bakery. Croissants, Rye Bread, Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti (YUM) and Cranberry/Blueberry Scones. I can’t wait til I make A wonderful strong pot of Irish Tea in the morning and have a Scone. Oh My……

And then off to see what else there was and ……this is some of what I found.


Fresh beautiful Basil, Sweet  Peppers, Gala Apples. Blackberries, Canary Melon, Seedless Watermelon, Tomatoes like you have never seen, Poblano Peppers(my favorite to roast) and Pickles cured in White Balsamic Vinegar. Thinking about the gorgeous Tomatoes this year there are so many varieties micro size to gigantic, I learned about a new (to me) tomato. It’s a stuffing Tomato. It looks very much like a Sweet Red Pepper. It has very few seeds just in the center which makes them really easy to remove. I started thinking about all the wonderful things I could stuff them with. Salad makings, traditional Stuffed Pepper ingredients,  Tomato Soup, and on and on…….I can’t wait to go play in my room

Remember to check out Farm to Fork Loudoun the link is on my page. And please check out your local Farmer’s Market.

til tomorrow

I am not good about packing my lunches.  I pack my guy’s every evening for the next day. I am working on at least always packing my Breakfast. That’s simple since it is usually Plain Good Greek Yogurt and some piece of fruit.

But for lunch it’s too easy to run downstairs at work and raid the Salad Bar. And that bothers me on an eco level.  Styrofoam container everyday of the work week? Now, if they would let me use my own container and calibrate for it. That would be absolutely spectacular. I tried using a container once and it was made into such a fiasco that it just wasn’t worth it.

So, I am diligently working on making my lunches.


Brought my lunch today; Multigrain Sourdough from La Parisienne Bakery, Tomato slices, Roasted Chicken and a fresh roasted Hot Pepper.

Farm to Fork is from 26,July through 5,August…Go check out Loudoun, Virginia’s Wineries, Restaurants and on the link below to learn more about Farm to Fork.