Blog: The Place to Dish with Fellow Foodies

Wherever I go, I sample the local cuisine, taste the regional wine and cocktails, and prowl for the best culinary products. Back at home, I experiment with my own food and beverage concoctions. Sometimes I travel with specific ingredients and tools so I can cook special dishes for family and friends. And nothing gets my creative juices flowing like holidays and entertaining. Sound familiar? If so, maybe my favorite discoveries, realizations, and recipes will inspire your own adventures, and you’ll want to share them here.

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Roasted Whole Branzino with Cherry Tomatoes


I love branzino and it’s the perfect fish to eat anytime I can find it in my local fish market. My introduction to branzino was at my favorite Greek restaurant, Taverna Agora in Raleigh, NC. It was roasted whole which produced this delectable browned and crispy skin with tons of flavor. And the branzino was perfectly cooked with [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Heirloom Tomato and Basil Tart Recipe


Heirloom tomatoes… don’t you just love them? Whether you have them on a sandwich, or in a salad, they are one of my favorite things to enjoy from the garden. I just love their fresh juicy, and flavorful taste, and how colorful [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Caprese Sandwich Recipe


What would summer be without a good tomato sandwich? A couple slices of your favorite toasted bread slathered with some mayo. Then, the star is added… thick sliced vine ripened tomatoes right out of the garden. Perfect tomato [Read more…]

Fresh Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe from Stranded Foodie 


I’m on a bruschetta kick and I have some gorgeous heirloom tomatoes which will be perfect for today’s recipe. My inspiration came from one of my favorite Bay Area Italian restaurants which serves this simple delectable tomato and [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta and Fresh Mint


It’s grilling season and I’m looking forward to having several backyard barbecues this summer. My menu always includes a couple of salads, so I’m always looking for new recipes to try. The ideal salad would include combining different seasonal ingredients, but with a nice twist. So, while watching an episode of “The Chew” [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Pesto with Fusilli Pasta


It’s that time again to make up more batches of my pesto from the end of the summer basil. That way, I can freeze some to enjoy all fall and winter long. I’m dreaming about pesto on crostini, pesto stuffed pork roast, pesto pizza, and oh, how about pesto spread [Read more…]

Rich Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe with Stranded Foodie “Real Chocolate Sprinkles”


For me, summer and ice cream sandwiches go together so well. They make me feel like a giddy child on a summer vacation. They are especially delectable when made from scratch with a fudgy brownie that holds the ice cream in place. After searching around for a good ice cream sandwich recipe, I mostly found versions [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Fig and Nectarine Salad with Shaved Parmesan


Sweet pretty Black Mission figs are calling me right now! I’m finding them everywhere… in my local grocery stores and farmers market. They are candy sweet and so delectable in a salad especially when paired with some salty nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. I can’t resist that sweet and salty [Read more…]

Perfect Pesto Recipe from Stranded Foodie


I could eat pesto by the spoonful, and trust me, I do! There is something so special that happens when you combine fresh basil leaves with pine nuts, some incredible tasting Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, and some salt and pepper. It’s most [Read more…]

Sour Cherry Pie Recipe from Stranded Foodie


For the Fourth of July, Cherry Pie is my kind of dessert. Especially when it’s made with sour cherries. Sweet cherries also make a great pie, but for me, [Read more…]