• tomatoes, bacon and aioli sandwiched between toasted bread on a plate
    Lunch,  Sandwich

    No Lettuce BLT Sandwich: Bacon and Tomato Sandwich with Herb Aioli

    Not having lettuce isn’t a problem for this “BLT”. This bacon and tomato sandwich includes an herb aioli and toasted sourdough. I was craving a BLT last week. It was all I could think about whenever I passed by the ripening tomatoes on my kitchen window sill. I finally gave in to making one; sure enough, I didn’t have any lettuce. None in the fridge. None in the garden. I even texted my neighbor, who I knew was at work, to see if she had any in her garden. I at least started with, “Not an emergency…” Luckily, she’s cool and said she’d do the same. Unfortunately, because of the…

  • Marinated Zucchini with text
    Side Dish

    Marinated Zucchini

    If you don’t like mushy squash, then this is a great side dish for you. The zucchini is first sauteed to your desired tenderness. It is then marinated in a tangy vinaigrette for at least 30 minutes, or until dinner is served. Quick Summer Side Dish Early this summer I was listening to the Bon Appetit Foodcast while driving between Lexington and Louisville. It has been one of my favorites to binge listen to while driving. One of the episodes brought up the idea of marinating foods after cooking. Since that day, I had filed this idea in my head as a must-try! I decided to try out marinated zucchini…

  • Side Dish

    Summer Farro Salad

    It has been hot here in Kentucky this week! Like, summer hot! It’s not officially summer yet but these temps have encouraged me to start making summer-like meals. I think we grilled out at least 4 times last week. This “summer” farro salad was a tasty and filling side that paired well with our grilled pork chops one evening. What is farro? It is a whole grain that is most commonly used in Italian cuisine. This may be because it dates back to ancient Rome and is still grown in Italy. Farro is also quite healthy. Some people consider it a superfood. According to Food Network, farro will “…give you…