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, January 6, 2011
Flour, yeast, salt, water, time, heat.
Almost no effort. Crusty, chewy, heartwarming. No-knead Ciabatta.
Nothing beats fresh bread just out of the oven.
Video coming soon . . . because I want your kitchen to smell like my kitchen.
A KPK cross between Spanish style Cod and French Boullabaisse
Smoky Spanish Albondigas Soup
Summer Vegetable Soup
aka "Got-To-Go" Soup, inspired by Louie
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!
Super Healthy Salad
. . . featuring Roasted Rutabagas (or Swede Turnips, if you wish)
Grilled Corn with Tarragon Cream
Click on the image to link to a simple and lovely recipe at Fine Cooking
Cinnamon Pecan Katies
Yes I Did
Forbidden Rice Salad
Black "Forbidden Rice" from China is delicious and loaded with antioxidants
Pasta with Hot Pancetta, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Parmesan & Power Greens
Indian Carrot Salad
Fluffy Milk Chocolate Mini Cupcakes with Softly Whipped Cocoa Cream
Asparagus & Mozzarella Frittata
Grilled Eggplant is Layered Up for an Eggplant Gratin with Fresh Basil and 4 Cheeses
Hello my friends. Enjoy my kitchen as I explore new recipes, savor old ones, obsess about anything food and wine, share my meal and party ideas and obsess a little more. I promise to keep you posted on my latest food finds, new experiences and delicious recipes plus my favorite best-loved wine and liquor picks. Always something new to experience along with the old tried & true favorites. Please stay in touch with me and be inspired as the food talk evolves and online cocktails are served up with laughs and music. E-mail me anytime. I'd love to hear from you. Love, Katie
Katie's Cabernet Roasted Beets Hit SHORE. July 2014!
Read about what's new in food preservation and scroll down to get the scoop AND the recipe for KPK CABERNET ROASTED BEETS!
KPK Will Miss You in 2014!!!
KPK's Bruschetta Bar will not be at the Frankfort Country Market this year but we will keep you posted on any KPK pop-up action! Who knows? We may sneak up on you when you least expect it : ) … Have a great summer! Love, Katie
If you'd like to have a passionate soiree' at your place, you can contact me by clicking on my profile photo above. I'd be happy to plan and prepare a highly personal, fun, healthful and delicious meal for you and yours.Close your eyes and imagine the possibilities . . . "Mediterranean Sunset" with Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern flavors, "That's Amore" Family Style Italian Supper with a brimming bowl of pasta, grilled vegetables, garden tomatoes with fresh basil and burrata, and biscotti dipped in Vin Santo.....or how about a Napa influenced BBQ afternoon with gourmet grilled appetizers, cheeses, salads, great bread and lots of wonderful wine? Hmmmm... we can also do a "Bruschetta Bar" with an endless variety of everything that pairs well with rustic grilled bread.....what doesn't? Soup Night?That's cool too! Lentil, Green Pea, Ribollita, Potato & Arugula, Creamy Red Pepper, traditional Italian Chicken with Pastina, Escarole, French Onion, Minnestrone, Leek & Potato, Roasted Tomato, you get the picture...............
Let's hook it up!
My schedule is limited, so please send an email as soon as the passion sparks!
KPK At The Market
GET THE MOST OUT OF KPK
Stimulate your appetite and inspire your cooking creativity right here with me! Once you've read what's happening currently, be sure to click up above in the section entitled "What You Missed" and check out the posts from2008 and 2009. Don't miss out on Homemade Tagliatelle, Key Lime Cupcakes, St. Germain Cocktails, Potato Soup with Arugula, Caramel Apples, French Bread from Poilane, Braciole & The Macy's Contest, The Best Coconut Cupcake Ever, plus my favorite Sangria recipe. Heck, I don't want you to miss anything! LOL. Keep in touch by e-mailing me anytime at KLFioretti@aol.com (just click on my pic).
P.S. For better organization, posts are also listed in alphabetical order under "Passion Posts" ~ scroll up a bit ~ it's in the right column. Then, just click away!
Red Velvet Cupcakes (Minis) ~ Recipe #2 (The Winner)
Red Velvet Cupcakes ~ Recipe #1 (They don't look very red, do they?)
Risotto Stuffed Eggplant
Lemon Almond Biscotti with White Chocolate
Quattro Cavolfiore Salad
EAT THE RAINBOW ~ Make my KPK recipe for "Cavolfiore Insalata ala Fioretti" aka "Little Flower Cauliflower", using purple, orange and white cauliflower plus broccoflower. Definite oooohs and aaaahhs from your friends and family. Thank me anytime. XO
Breakfast Parfaits with Greek style yogurt, honey, dried berries, muesli, toasted almonds, fresh orange segments and fresh apple sticks
~ ~ ~ fresh spinach, portabellas, red bell peppers, onions and feta ~ ~ ~
Cipollini Onions - Ready to Roast
Midnight Lobster Risotto
Salmon Filet with Soy~Honey~Lime Sauce & Wasabi
Bucatini with Pork & Beef Ragu
LIMITLESS WAYS TO ROLL YOUR MANZO...STRINGS ATTACHED
Happy 2011 From KPK!
French Onion Soup Gratinee' Anyone?
Trottole Pasta with Tomato & Pancetta Cream Sauce
Fresh Chanterelle & Barley Soup
Broccoli & Baked Potato Frittata with Feta & Onions
Italian Sausages, Grilled Chicken Breasts, Grilled Portabellos
Roasted Carrot & Beet Salad
...with watercress cream & mache'
super moist and citrusy sweet ~ check out the very last piece at the bottom of this blog page
Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Dining with the Garcias, the Byttows & the Fiorettis
Marinated Grilled Salmon
Looks like steak, doesn't it?
Grilled balsamic vidalias and feta rock this salad of mixed baby greens and kalamata olives
My Very First Cheese Souffle' ~ Thanks to Jacques Pepin's "Maman"
Thanks Jacques ~ xo
Have U Met "Lucky B"? ~ Mark dining alfresco (What, no mosquitoes?)
White Chocolate Coconut Cookies
I love fru-fru
Cherry Apple Crostata
Lovely Egg Ribbon Salad, inspired by Jamie Oliver
Delicate, buttery egg crepes untangle into pasta-like ribbons to adorn a variety of greens and vegetables dressed in olive oil and fresh squeezed lemony goodness
Comfort Food Anyone? Individual Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Oven Roasted Potatoes & a fresh salad
Benise Guitar Cookies Pre-Fru-Fru
Ha Ha Ha ~ The Last One
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
KATIE'S PASSION KITCHEN
If you'd like to see and read more, scroll up and click on any previous year . . . "2012", "2011", "2010", "2009" or "2008" under the section entitled "What You Missed or .... Looking Back". That section is in the right column toward the top of the page.