She Who Must Obeyed received some awesome garden tomatoes from a co-worker the other day.  So I needed to create a special recipe to feature the tomatoes.  After giving a few recipes a look, I decided to go with my version of a cold tomato, pasta and sausage salad.

tomato and pasta salad


20 small (pearl like) fresh tomatoes – halved as appropriate.

1 package of aidells Habanero & Green Chile sausage.

2 cups Tri-Color pasta.

1/4 red onion sliced into rounds and cut in half.

12 Kalamata pitted olives – halved.

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil.

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar.

1 tablespoon olive oil.

1 clove garlic – minced.

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard.

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano.

1/8 teaspoon Paprika.

Grated hard white cheese.


Prepare pasta per package directions, when done drain water, and cool pasta with cold water.

Cook sausage per package directions.

To small mixing bowl add red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, dried oregano, paprika and stir.

In a large mixing bowl add chilled pasta, basil, red onion, and grated cheese, and gently stir to mix.

Add dressing and stir.

Add tomatoes and gently stir.

Plate pasta salad, add sausage, garnish with a little more cheese and  enjoy an easy fresh summer meal.


My second Jack Fields and Amber Reyes action adventure novel VEYRON has been published in print and all e-book formats.  The new novel builds on the relationship established in GOLDPLAY and adds strong new characters.

The nonstop action in VEYRON takes Jack, Amber, Chuck, and new character Juval from the deserts of Arizona to those near the Red Sea, and then the final showdown in Montana.  If you like to read action novels while relaxing at the lake or beach this book is for you.

Good Eating and Table Talk,




Recently discharged unofficial Army Ranger Amber Reyes, now residing in Los Angeles, meets ex-FBI agent Jack Fields.  They merge their formidable skills to form 3-D Security.  A London insurer hires them to do a simple security review of a firm that stores gold for the wealthy.  Now all they need to do to grow their new client is live long enough to thwart an elaborate gold heist. Available in select bookstores and all e-book formats.

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