Baked Giada De Laurentiis’ Chocolate-Hazelnut Smooches.
Went the Rose Bowl Flea Market; addicted to antique bottles.
Our dwarf lemon tree has finally sprouted lemons!
Constantly drinking tea out of my Jonathan Adler Starbucks tumbler.
With the dry winds, this Kiehl’s Hand Salve is my best friend.
Planning the Thanksgiving menu with my favorite cooking magazines.
Walking the alleys of Old Town Pasadena.
Whenever I find a recipe that incorporates all of my favorite ingredients, it’s a guarantee that I’ll be making it. When I came across this Mediterranean Orzo pasta salad on CookingLight.com, I was over-the-moon giddy reading its list of ingredients: sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, spinach, kalamata olives, feta cheese. Oh la la!
The flavors are undeniably Mediterranean and meld so well together in this dish, from the salty bite of the kalamata to the rich and earthy artichokes. And even though there was such a variety of ingredients, the dish was very light and healthy overall. I made it as a side dish for Mother’s Day dinner and it was a crowd favorite.
We had so much left over that I’ve been taking it to work for lunch – which is another bonus because it saves well!