Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe

Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

You know what I think is so bizarre?White asparagus!I know, your thinking, "fascinating, Valentina."  (And in a bored tone, no less.)  Well let me tell you, it is fascinating -- or interesting, at the very least. ;-)You see white asparagus is grown while covered with mulch and dark plastic so that it never … [Read more...]

Baby Kiwi Parfait Recipe

Baby Kiwi Parfait Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

How cute are these little, tiny kiwis?  I know, they're adorable!Baby kiwi are actually a berry and are bit smaller than the size of an average grape.  They have smooth, fuzz-less, eatable, thin skin, and are absolutely delicious.  (And did I mention cute?)  Though more delicate, the sweet and tart flavor of baby … [Read more...]

Crispy Garlic Ginger Bok Choy Recipe

Crispy Garlic Ginger Bok Choy Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Spicy and and full of flavor, Crispy Garlic Ginger Baby Bok Choy is an addicting snack, a scrumptious side dish and would add perfectly to a menu celebrating the Chinese New Year! … [Read more...]

Honey Jalapeño Citrus Salad Recipe

Honey Jalapeno Citrus Salad Recipe

Okay, so maybe it's more a stack of citrus, than it is a salad.  Whatever you want to call it, it's beautiful and bursting with the fresh sweet, tangy flavors of seasonal winter citrus. Whether you serve this as a stunning first course at dinner, as a light lunch, or perhaps even as a refreshing dessert, this pretty … [Read more...]

Five-Minute Mexican Blackened Salmon Recipe

Five-Minute Mexican Blackened Salmon Recipe - Cooking On The Weekends

My recipe ideas come from anywhere and everywhere:  talking with people, colors I see, the weather, my mood, my fruit bowl, food images in magazines, walking down an aisle in the market, my kids, a book, a TV show, the seasons, and the list goes on.The idea for this recipe came to me when I brought home a ton of … [Read more...]

Tangerine Caprese Kebab Recipe

Tangerine Caprese Kebab Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Another delightful, delicious holiday hors d'oeuvre recipe!  How pretty and festive would this be along with a few of these, for a New Year's Eve cocktail party?Just look at how vibrant and beautiful the orange color of the tangerine is!  These are  Neapolitan (also called Page) Tangerines.  These are true gems!  … [Read more...]

Lemony Tomato Caper Marinated Mahi Mahi Recipe

Lemony Tomato Caper Marinated Mahi Mahi Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I don't know about you, but this time of year is so incredibly busy for me, I feel like I'm just going, going, going -- and then going some more!I have to make an effort to slow down, and take time out to enjoy a meal with friends and family.  And there's no better time then in the heart of comfort food … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffin Recipe

Gluten-Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffin Recipe

These gluten-free muffins are the best way ever to use your leftover Thanksgiving or Christmas cranberry sauce!I'm always surprised that the morning after the Thanksgiving or Christmas feast, I wake up hungry.  In fact, starving.  What's up with that!?These are quick and easy muffins that you can whip up with your … [Read more...]

Sweet Red Kapia Pepper Soup Recipe

Sweet Red Kapia Pepper Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Remember when I said the sweet red pepper sauce I made for the Patagonian Tooth Fish, was so delicious, that I could practically drink it?Well I slightly revised the recipe, poured it into a bowl, and compromised a bit by using a spoon instead of a straw. ;-)Starring Sweet Red Kapia Peppers from Melissa's … [Read more...]

Lemon-Sherry Braised Belgian-Style Leeks Recipe

Lemon-Sherry Braised Leeks Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Whether onions are red and small, golden and large, or green, white and long, we typically think of them as being an ingredient in a finished dish. Well I'm not feeling so typical today (or any day, really ;-)).  I love celebrating onions on their own -- as the star of their own dish.  This recipe would be divine … [Read more...]