Homegrown Dinner

VOLUNTEER GARDENER’S HOMEGROWN DINNER Get your tickets to Volunteer Gardener’s Homegrown Dinner celebrating the tomato, Nashville’s favorite fruit. Created by Bacon & Caviar, the prix-fixe menu highlights farm-fresh tomatoes in each of the courses, including dessert. Thursday, Aug. 8 6:30 – 9 pm The Old School 5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike Nashville, TN 37218 Reservations…

Roasted Bananas

I don’t know when it occurred to me that bananas should be roasted. I roast everything else … from apples to zucchini and love the results. So why not bananas? The skins provide the perfect covering for the insides to stay warm but not burn. And the natural sugars simply caramelize to seal the flavor…

One Pan Brownies

One Pan Brownies There are some days when only chocolate will do. I had one of those days the other day, so it meant a pan of brownies. I am a huge fan of the 8×8-inch pan. Unlike the larger cousins, it gives you just enough of whatever dessert you are craving. I have used…

Egg Salad

Egg Salad  Every now and then, a random dish will float through my mind and it stays there. Nothing will do until I make it and satisfy the craving. The other day when I had egg salad on the brain, I knew better than to resist. I love egg salad but for some reason, I…

Anatolia Turkish Restaurant

Anatolia Turkish Restaurant 48 White Bridge Road Nashville, TN 37205 P: 615.356.1556 W: http://www.anatolia-restaurant.com Hours Lunch Mon-Fri: 11A-3P Dinner Mon-Thu: 3P-10P Fri: 3P-11P Sat-Sun: 11A-11P Located in Lions Head Village in the prestigious Belle Meade neighborhood of Nashville, Anatolia Turkish Restaurant has been serving top-level Turkish cuisine for the past ten years. I recently had…

Butcher & Bee – Nashville

Butcher & Bee 902 Main Street Nashville, TN 37206 P: 615.226.3322 W: http://www.butcherandbee.com Hours Mon-Thu: 11A-2P; 5P-10P Fri: 11A-2P; 5P-11P Sat: 10A-2P; 5P-11P Sun: 10A-2P; 5P-10P For someone who operates a food blog – and also loves to eat out – I’ve done a horrible job lately of getting out to new-to-me restaurants. Having a…

15 Minute Broccoli

Every day I am harvesting fresh broccoli and have been for weeks. As the temperatures rise, I know my opportunity to continue this delicious routine is quickly coming to an end. I’ll just go ahead and tell you that my least favorite method of serving this garden delight is smothered in cheese sauce. I want…

Grilled Cheese

Truly Grilled Cheese I have always loved a really good grilled cheese sandwich. I can eat it year round. In the fall and winter it’s usually with a bowl of tomato soup. In the spring I like it with some pickled asparagus and in the summer with sliced tomatoes. I tend to like a mixture…

Godiva vs Jackson Morgan

Liqueur Comparison Liqueurs are interesting spirits that can be infused with any number of interesting flavors. In a recent taste test, a group of friends got to compare Godiva Caramel Liqueur to Jackson Morgan Salted Caramel Liqueur. Both are around the same price point at the liquor store and I have to admit I had…

Farro Salad

If you haven’t jumped on the farro bandwagon yet, come onboard! This hulled wheat grain is sold dried, then you simply cook it as you would rice. Where you used to have to find it at a specialty store, it is readily available now at Kroger, Publix, Whole Foods and even at my super Wal-Mart….