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

Muffuletta Pizza at The Gourmet Mom: http://ow.ly/8LyFQ

Muffuletta Pizza at The Gourmet Mom:  http://ow.ly/8LyFQ  ...more

Home-made green olive tapenade

Are you an olive fan like me? I could eat olives with almost anything.Olive tapenades, a chunky spread of olives, are very popular here in the South of France. Honestly, there is not...more