Spicy Quick Pickled Broccoli

Spicy Quick Pickled Broccoli | cookingontheweekends

I loved family dinner parties at my grandparents’ house. My perception as a little girl, was that my grandparents were fancy. No matter what the occasion, Christmas Eve or a typical weekend evening, the table was set much like that in the upstairs dining room in Downton Abbey. Okay, so my grandparents didn’t use a […]

How to Make Homemade Tahini

How to Make Homemade Tahini | cookingontheweekends.com

I love when I can make something at home that’s sold packaged in stores.  It’s fun, delicious, you know exactly what’s going into it, and in the case of this homemade Tahini, it’s super easy. Tahini is a paste made from ground, hulled sesame seeds used primarily in Greek, Middle Eastern, North African, and Turkish […]

Roasted Hatch Chile-White Peach Salsa and an Awesome Hatch Chile Package Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

Roasted Hatch Chile-Peach Salsa and Double Cookbook Giveaway | cookingontheweekends.com

Though I’d love for you to take your time, if  you want to jump to the bottom of the post for the recipe and to enter the giveaway, I won’t be offended.  Winter, spring, summer, hatch, and fall. Some consider Hatch Chile season as important as any other season — and they fit it in […]

Quick Spicy Pickled Cabbage Recipe

Quick Spicy PIckled Cabbage Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This is just the beginning.  The beginning of the best fish tacos I’ve ever had, that is. I’m in the process of trying to recreate the amazing fish tacos I had at the Hale I’A Fish House in Kawaihae, Hawaii.  I’m certain that it’s this pickled cabbage combined with the spices on the fish, that […]

Grape-Plum Summer Salsa Recipe

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Do you have a signature dish?  Or a signature cookie or drink? This recipe is my signature summer salsa.  I just decided this today.  Of course it doesn’t make any sense because a “signature dish” is one that a person is well known for — and well, only two people have tried this — me […]

Shaved Melon-Avocado Salad Recipe

Shaved Avocado-Melon Salad Melon | cookingontheweekends.com

Some days I have more to say than others, and today is one of those days.  If you’re not in the mood or you’re rushed, please skip to the bottom for the recipe.  Otherwise, take your time and hang out with me for a bit. In the La Tourangelle brochure, it says: “La Tourangelle artisan […]

Garlicky Coconut Gai Lan Recipe

Garlicky Coconut Gai Lan | cookingontheweekends.com

Gai Lan is Chinese Kale, commonly called Chinese Broccoli.  And the flavor reflects those names perfectly — slightly bitter like kale and slightly sweet like broccoli. At the Katie Chin book signing at Melissa’s produce, I was given a beautiful bundle of Gai Lan and immediately pictured it in a sauté pan, sizzling with a […]

How to Use Lemongrass: A Photographic Guide

How to Use Lemongrass-A Photographic Guide | cookingontheweekends.com

If you’ve never tasted anything with lemongrass in it, or taken in its alluring fragrance, I think you’re missing out. Lemongrass is a root that looks much like a scallion and tastes lemony.  Lemongrass has more than the flavor of lemon though — it also has delicious, subtle notes of ginger, lime, and mint. by

Fresh Lemon-Pepper Grilled Corn Recipe

Fresh Lemon-Pepper Grilled Corn Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This super simple recipe screams summer fresh deliciousness!   And in this case, by “recipe,” I mean throwing a few lovely flavors together on the grill.  I promise you, if you serve this at a summer BBQ, you’ll be a star. by

Herb-Grilled Elephant Garlic Recipe

Herb-Grilled Elephant Garlic Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

When my husband goes to the Farmer’s Market, he inevitably comes home with a handful of produce that’s never quite what he’s expecting it to be.  It’s hilarious. I could give you some background on his comical produce identifying history, like the time he complimented the grilled peaches, that were in fact butternut squash — […]

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