Wines for Early Summer Sipping

Today my friend Denny Jiosa, wine connoisseur  and jazz guitarist extraordinaire is recommending some great wines for early summer. The recipe I’ve chosen to pair with these offerings is Grilled Ratatouille Pasta, and you can find that here. Or, you can just enjoy in one of my most favorite ways to enjoy a glass of […]


Grilled Ratatouille Pasta with Roasted Garlic and Fresh Mozzarella

  Behold the brilliant colors (and flavors) of summer! Love it! It’s almost officially summer, my friends, and the tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant will be rolling in before you know it. And you’ll be asking me if I have any great ideas for what to do with all that lovely produce. And I do! Oh, […]


Extravagantly Excellent Eggplant Parmigiana

Extravagantly Excellent Eggplant Parmigiana I can hear you now: Eggplant Parmigiana? Eggplant???  I HATE eggplant! And honestly, at one point in my life, I would have said exactly the same thing. I grew up hating eggplant. I was raised, in fact, on the hatred of eggplant. Nasty, bitter, detestable stuff, eggplant. I was disgusted by […]