Thursday Night Nicoise Salad

Thursday Night Nicoise Salad
Allow all of your salad stars to shine on their own. Dress each component of your salad individually and pile onto a platter. Simple food is just so darn pretty. Make something like this whatever you have on hand!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Welcome to My World

Welcome to my kitchen! Ready or not, tonight I am sending friends and family the link to my newest hangout. . .Katies Passion Kitchen. There are sooooo many things I would like to present, organize, display, talk about, etc. BUT I thought I'd invite you over to my kitchen NOW while the page is still in its infancy. I'm interested in all of your suggestions as I just started playing around with this a couple of weeks ago. It will be a great platform for me to share my favorite things with you. Food. Wine. Music. More. We'll see what happens! In the meantime, click the "play" button on the little custom "radio" (upper right), listen to my favorite songwriter, composer/producer/ guitarist BENISE as well as some other great Spanish guitar music. Also, be sure to check out the links to some of my favorite online places including the "BENISE CRUISE" link (scroll down and see "Katie's Online Faves" on the right). Teri, Brianna, Julie and I have made our reservations for the cruise coming up in December. We invite all interested parties to join us for a guaranteed memorable journey featuring Roni Benise, nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert and violinist Karen Briggs. Of course, I'm preparing for yet another passion overflow. X O X O

So, kick back, relax and enjoy the music, the food and the ambience. I want you to always be "at home" in my kitchen.

Cheers!

X O X O Katie

aka Katharine Fioretti

1 comment:

  1. Hi Katie!

    Thanks for sending me the link! That marinated grilled salmon has my name written ALL over it! MMMmmm.... Where can I place my order? :) The desserts look absolutely savory, but the deep chocolate brownies with fresh cherries and strawberries are making me drool on this keyboard, haha! And, the sangria sounds like a wonderfully refreshing summer cocktail. I love your page - this is awesome! Although, if I can suggest anything - can you post some of your infamous pasta recipes that you think I might be able to handle? Thanks, again!

    Much love,
    Christine

    P.S. Step aside Rachel Ray! :D

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Mediterranean Fish Stew

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MORE 4 U

From here, you can continue scrolling down to check out some of my favorite dishes and KPK highlights.

For more posts (articles), recipes, stories and pictures, you can scroll up (in the right column under "What You Missed") and click on 2008, 2009 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013. As of June, 2013, there are are total of 139 posts in KPK. You can spend more time here when you know where to look, right?! Another way to enjoy my kitchen is to click on any items of interest in the section entitled "Passion Posts", also up above in the right column.

Love, Katie ~ I am so glad you're here! Stay awhile!

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