Author: Colleen Beckett

The Salty Sweet & A Little Bitter Salad

I often disregard the really simple recipes I put together from things I have in the fridge. However, my sister was with me on New Year’s Day and I made this salad for her. The next day she sent me a picture of the same salad that she had recreated, […]

 

Green Tomatoes Two Ways, Fried & Pickled

The other day Andrea came home with the largest ziplock bag of green tomatoes I have ever seen. They were left over from the office garden that his boss lovingly attended all summer long when no one else was there due to Covid. My eyes lit up – you can […]

 

Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Leek Sauce

Mid October and we haven’t had steady rain in months now. Today it decided to rain cats & dogs all day so I was finally in the mood to make something that was warming and comforting. Gnocchi are one of those simple, completely satisfying things that I make on a […]

 

Grilled Tuna and Provençal Summer Vegetables

On Saturday mornings I walk to Wakefield Farmer’s Market by the big lake to get the freshest and best priced fish I’ve found from a fisherman named Bob (of Roberto’s Seafood). This week I got two nice pieces of tuna and was staring sadly at the last of my summer […]

 

Leftovers Tuna Patties

This recipe is based loosely on the meatballs Andrea’s grandma used to make us in Italy from leftover boiled meat, eggs from the chickens, and stale bread. They were unlike anything I had every tried, warming and comforting with such an efficient use of leftovers which I greatly admired. They […]