Sparkling Rosewater Lemonade

May 3, 2013

Sometimes I think my refrigerator looks more like the lab of some mad scientist than an actual family refrigerator. There are lots of labeless bottles and jars  sporting homemade sauces, pickles, preserved lemons and liquids […]

Steak, Mushroom and Talera Sandwich

May 1, 2013

“What do you crave and what food couldn’t you live without?” Recently, I was asked this question and, being the food lover that I am, I had to think long and hard about my answer. […]

Turkey Zucchini Sliders

April 23, 2013

Remember me? I know – it’s been ages since I posted a new recipe – between work, technical problems (2 crashed external hard drives) and a packed La Crosse schedule well… you know that story […]

Thai Hot and Sour Soup

April 1, 2013

Recipe ideas come from many places – cookbooks, magazines, restaurant meals, a vacation – you name it, it probably has inspired someone to create a recipe. This Thai Hot and Sour Soup was inspired by […]

Lillet Rose Cocktail

March 29, 2013

Happy Spring Everyone!!! Change is in the air – plants are emerging from their winter naps, spring fruits and vegetables are beginning to appear in the markets and so naturally it’s time for a change […]

Moroccan Flat Bread

March 25, 2013

So what do you make for people who can’t have gluten? The simple answer is “lots of things” –  soups, salads, meat and rice dishes all come to mind.  But when it comes to breads, […]

Rainbow Relish

March 18, 2013

Sometimes, it seems a bit like Christmas when you write a food blog. Last week, Melissas Produce shipped me one of their new organic produce  boxes to play with – WOOT! Inside were lots of […]

An Irish Kiss Cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day

March 15, 2013

Dia duit! And a good day to you all!  It is almost here – St. Patrick’s Day, the day  when just about everyone in America becomes Irish. Since I’m Irish, I couldn’t let the day […]

Avocado, Tomato and Poached Egg Salad

March 11, 2013

“”From good people come good things”.   Yes, they do. Like the beautiful avocados in this Avocado, Tomato and Poached Egg Salad that  was  inspired by my trip to the Pinkerton’s avocado ranch.  Last weekend […]