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Can you really throw a party with 7 Foods from 7 Continents? Well. start with this Borek and find out.
A gimlet has all the sophistication of gin with all the zing of sweet and tart lime juice. I make mine with both fresh squeeze and Rose's lime juice.
Here is a perfect Summertime Gin and Tonic. Cool and sophisticated, it a great way to beat the heat. I also have a bit of history on gin, just for fun.
A lassi is a cool Indian summer fruit drink with yougurt or is it a Central American batido. Either way this cantaloupe smoothie is sure to refresh.
Sen Breeze is the cute name of this Zen Green Tea Liqueur Cocktail. A great by the pool sipper.
Chilled Bouillabaisse Velouté. But what the heck is a Velouté anyway?
White Bean Soup with Fried Sage is simple to make. But it's a cook excuse to talk about properly cooked beans. So here goes!
Summer means fresh, sweet corn. This Creamed Corn Soup tastes like the best of the season.
Heirlooms make this flavorful gazpacho a special treat for summer.
Plum Soup with Tarragon and Blackberries. The very essence of Summer!
The last of my cherries this season is destined for ice cream...
Poblano peppers bring a deep nuanced heat to this unusual soup. But Jalapenos provide the zing that makes it sing!
With just these few simple ingredients you can make a satisfying Leek & Potato Soup. Served hot or cold, it really warms the soul.
You can put these appetizers together easily with simple excellent ingredients.
Hoisin Roasted Game Hens
Pork is juicy and flavorful. I brined & wrapped this boneless loin chop in pancetta then baked it to an interior temperature 140 degrees F. Perfection!
These olives marinated with herbs and lemon make a wonderful "bring along" to any summer season event. Their bright briny flavors compliment so many wines and cocktails.
Grilled summer peaches served atop a delightfully delicate peach and Prosecco zabaglione. This really is simplicity at it's best.
Candied Tomatoes & Sweet Basil Cookies. Yep you read that right! It's a TomatoMania contest winner.
Summer Grilling saves clean up time in the kitchen. Try this no fuss no muss Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Pickled Red Cabbage!
I have used Asian flavors for this lettuce wrapped pork burger. Who says you have to use a bun?
I used this Dill & Chive Cream Cheese Spread on bagels. But I can imagine so many other yummy uses too!
A bagel is not a bagel is not a bagel. Or is it? You decide.
The key to a great salmon burger lies in a 2 step grinding process and adding great flavors. This one is paired with capers and fried lemon slices.
This beef burger is cleverly named "Wine & Cheese" Burger because it has wine & cheese as ingredients. Red wine & blue cheese.
Pluots. Plucots. Apriums. I jut want a nice piece of fruit! Here are tips in picking the best of the summer stone fruits.
Is a burger a burger? Who says I have to serve it on a bun? Are tomatoes mandatory? Why can’t a burger be elegant? Mini Lamb Burgers with Mango Salsa.
This portobello mushroom "burger" is as meaty & juicy as any traditional burger. It's supported by big flavors like mozzarella, red peppers & basil. It is fully satisfying.
America loves burgers and this Horseradish Buffalo Burger with Cheddar Cheese is just one more great reason to keep on loving burgers!
After 905 days of renovation (yes 905!) I wanted to share my new kitchen. I think the pain was worth it...
Perfect summer squash are a sight to behold. They can even take your breath away. But can zucchini be art? When used in tart like this one, I say "yes".
Mediterranean cooking is guided by simplicity further proof that humble ingredients produce the most amazing fare. These spicy clams with Abruzzese sausage are a perfect example.
New potatoes are not a type of potato, but are in fact an immature potato of any variety. They are fluffy and sweet and a great canvas for many flavors.
Yellow wax beans are best prepared simply. I am going to roast this Italian heirloom variety with mint.