And Yet

Throughout the process of decluttering my home, I’ve found that I have too much stuff. It is mainly stuff that I do not use.Take this for an example. I have a large entertainment center that is taking up at least 2/3 of a wall in my living room.The 29 inch non flat screen television has not been used on the regular. I’ve only started using it to get out of my bedroom to watch my VHS collection. The entertainment center has two tower speakers and a CD/radio/ cassette stereo. (Which by the way hasn’t been used in five years)...more

Black Olives: Rich, Nutritious and Dangerous! Might be the cause for your eczema?

When our second born was about 16 months we gave her black olives. She loved them, so they became a regular on her plate. By the time she was 18 months she began having tons of red bumps with white flakes on her skin. It covered her back, chest and shoulders. She also began having this extremely chemical odor in her urine every time I changed her diaper. I was baffled!...more

Lentil Salad

Lentils are little tiny pearls of heaven. My husband would disagree, but he is missing out. And anyway, the more he hates stuff like lentils, pickles, olives and beans, the more I get to eat. I’m the winner in this food war. ...more

Not the End of the Year Blog Post I Planned to Write

2013 brought many blessings to Tinsel & Tine: ...more

Braised Swordfish With Tomatoes, Olives and Capers

Braised Swordfish With Tomatoes, Olives, And CapersLeave a reply...more

Olive Bread

Oh Olive

Olives make life better. They're great in a salad, a tagine, pasta sauce, and a taco. They even make good oil.That's why I was thrilled to be part of an olive tasting focus group. I'd taste olives all day long if that were possible. It should've have been a breeze--taste olives, get paid, go home. With me nothing is never that simple though....more

Pasta Salad with Fried Kale, Tomatoes, & Olives from Kalyn's Kitchen

At my house, the love for kale just keeps on growing, and recently, while experimenting in the kitchen, we discovered the technique of stir-frying kale for a version of sauteed kale that's a bit crisper and with more texture than the usual sauteed kale. This experiment with fried kale resulted in Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Fried Kale, Tomatoes, and Olives, a salad I could easily make into a whole meal for a Meatless Monday lunch or dinner. ...more

Mediterranean Pizza

Tomato Plate

I promise to post something other than pictures soon but for now...Feedback is appreciated! I'm trying to teach myself to be a better photographer. The last picture is the best....more
Thanks Isabel food photography is challenging and fun. I like pushing myself to learn something new.more