|Coming March 2014!|
By Gigi Fitzgerald from the Gourmet De-Lite series by Peg Cochran
And it doesn’t have to be complicated—fresh vegetables tossed with some olive oil or a smidge of butter and some herbs, a piece of meat or fish cooked perfectly, a delicious, ripe peach for dessert…all simple but simply delicious!
I like to make my meals an occasion with the table set with a placemat and a linen napkin. Everything tastes so much better when it’s served nicely. It’s worth the little bit of extra time and effort it takes, and you’ll be far more satisfied than if you spooned dinner out of a can while standing over the sink.
Summer is over, and I’ll be sad to see all the wonderful fresh produce disappearing—zucchini or eggplant cooked on the grill, luscious plump tomatoes, greens with the dew still clinging to them. And the natural sweetness and goodness of tree-ripened fruit—berries, peaches and plums.
Of course the winter ushers in a whole new crop of foods to enjoy—squashes and earthy vegetables like beets, parsnips and turnips.
The best investment you can make in your health and diet is a good cookbook and a little time spent in the kitchen. And if you can talk your significant other into joining you…it becomes a fun project you can enjoy together!