Honey Roasted FigsBy Ann GaffneyIn the dish, arrange the figs cut side up in a single layer. Drizzle the honey over the figs. Add the water. Sprinkle the tops of the figs with the sugar. Scallion GremolataBy Ann GaffneyChop together the scallions, parsley, and lemon zest. When roughly chopped, sprinkle with sea salt and keep chopping until the herbs are medium-fine. Add the olive oil.Ann’s Tart Lemon TartBy Ann GaffneyPut the 2 whole lemons into a sauce pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover. Lower the heat to a simmer. Cook until soft, about 20 minutesBasic Short Crust PastryBy Ann GaffneyUsing the tips of your fingers gradually rub the butter into the flour until it has the texture of coarse breadcrumbs. Basic Baked TostadasBy Ann GaffneyBake on a high shelf for 10-12 minutes, or until the tortillas are browned and crisp. Move to cool on paper towels. Serve with desired toppings. Crunchy Daikon Radish SaladBy Ann GaffneyThis easy, crunchy daikon radish salad is tossed with a toasty sesame vinaigrette. It is the perfect light summer side for all manner of grilled foodsClassic Mustard VinaigretteBy Ann GaffneyClassic Mustard Vinaigrette is one of my favorite salad dressings. Perfect with crunchier greens like romaine, it’s super easy to put together.Chicken Braised with Lemon and OnionsBy Ann GaffneyChicken braised with lemon and onions is a favorite weeknight dish that completely transforms skinless chicken breasts from bland into a tasty, comforting dinner with a flavor that says you spent hours on it, when you haven’t!Gingery Poached PearsBy Ann GaffneyThese very simple gingery poached pears can be either a wonderful dessert or refreshing breakfast treat paired with a dollop of thick Greek yogurt.Spicy, Smoky ChickpeasBy Ann GaffneyRinse the soaked chickpeas in cold water. Put into a medium sized pot with the shallot, bay leaf, and dried chipotle pepper. Add water to cover by about 1 inch.Happy PizzaBy Ann GaffneyHappy pizza happened when I was looking for a quick lunch and decided to repurpose into pizza a leftover naan bread with some tomato and mozzarella I had in the fridge. It was an epiphany. Naan is a fabulous foil for all kinds of savory toppings. Watercress &Arugula SoupBy Ann GaffneyWatercress and arugula soup has to be one of the easiest, lightest, tastiest soups you can make with these two super greens. The flavor is peppery and refreshing and the color out of this world, plus it’s delicious eaten hot or chilled. It’s delicious.Easy Tomato SauceBy Ann GaffneyThe title of this easy tomato sauce says it all. It is really easy, tomatoey and tasty too! It is my go to tomato sauce for pastas, veggies, pizzas you name it, plus it can make it with fresh or canned tomatoesSimple Roasted SalmonBy Ann GaffneySimple Roasted Salmon is an easy, delicious way to cook this wonderful fish. You’ll need to allow a little time for the salmon to sit in the marinade, but after that it cooks in no time at allSpicy Lentil PattiesBy Ann GaffneyI hate letting good food go to waste. Spicy Lentil Patties are the tasty result of having a lot of dal in my freezer left over from a couple of Indian veggie curry take-out extravaganzas and lunch to make.