As I have written in previous posts, I did not grow up with Asian food, and it wasn’t until I moved to Saipan for my first overseas teaching job in 1989 that I had any exposure to the real thing. The island was (and still is) populated with a mix of nationalities and there were [...]
We first tried this dip over the holidays and really liked the flavor, and I now keep a jar of roasted peppers on hand specifically to make this dip on short notice. It’s a good dip for parties, Bunco, or brunch and it pairs well with crackers or crudités. The base is sour cream, but [...]
This month’s Sugar High Friday is hosted by Delicious Days and the theme is canning. I enjoy canning fruit jellies and jams as well as hot pepper jelly, but this sweet pepper jelly has to be my favorite. It’s a little sweet and a little tart and has the consistency of honey, a nice combination. [...]
We’ve had great luck with the grape tomato plants this year. They’re producing in abundance, and we bring in collanders full of them just about every night. They are sweet, flavorful, and downright addictive. Michael has been packing sandwich bags full of them to take to work for a snack. Last week I experimented with [...]
I’ve been craving fried potatoes. Not Southern style hash browns, although I do like those…but that’s another post. No, I wanted something with a bit of a kick. This Mexican version is it. It’s such as simple dish, but the flavor is wonderful. It makes a great side dish for grilled steaks or chicken.
All the prep work on my summer garden has me fixated on vegetable dishes. As I scooped more seeds from bell peppers and eggplant today, my mind drifted towards a pasta primavera for dinner. I love this dish in the summertime with fresh peppers and eggplant. You can adapt the dish based on whatever fresh [...]