Basil Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe

Basil-Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe -- This pesto is made with basil and lemon verbena, and it's absolutely packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavors. It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine!

This pesto, made with basil and lemon verbena, is packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavor.  It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine! The same sweet 12-year old who grew the tomatoes in my Avocado Soft Boiled Egg Toast Recipe, is responsible for this gorgeous basil and lemon verbena. In fact, … [Read more...]

More of the Best Hatch Chile Recipes!

Hatch Chile Season 2016 - 15 recipes

I didn't learn about Hatch Chiles until about five years ago. (GASP!)  I'd been missing out on one of the most prized chiles in existence for too long!Have you tried them?  Don't wait another moment!  Their season goes through September.Here’s a list of places across the country where you can buy Hatch Chiles … [Read more...]

Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe -- Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!

Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!I write about Hatch Chiles every year when their long awaited season arrives, and it's one of the most beautiful times of the year!  My friends at … [Read more...]

Garlic-Ginger Chicken Dumpling Recipe (Momo)

Garlic Ginger Chicken Dumpling Recipe (Momo) - Juicy chicken, flavorful vegetables and aromatic garlic and ginger in every bite! The perfect hors d'oeuvres or appetizer that you won't be able to stop eating!

Juicy chicken, flavorful vegetables and aromatic garlic and ginger in every bite!  The perfect hors d'oeuvre or appetizer that you won't be able to stop eating!My 10-year-old came downstairs recently with tears in his eyes, saying we had to help the red pandas. They're in danger of becoming endangered.When I asked … [Read more...]

Summer Melon Recipes

Summer Melon Recipes -- From cocktails and pies, to salads and sushi, juicy and flavorful summer melons are the star ingredient in all of them!

From cocktails and pies, to salads and sushi, juicy and flavorful summer melons are the star ingredient in all of these recipes!  And even though they're not red, white and blue -- they would all be lovely at your 4th of July barbecue!  How much do you love to sink your teeth into fresh, sweet and juicy summer … [Read more...]

Watermelon Pizza Recipe

Watermelon Pizza Recipe - The raw watermelon "pizza" is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!

This raw watermelon "pizza" is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!  The finger limes put it over the top!I grew up in a family with many artists.My grandfather was a painter and made beautiful jewelry, and my grandmother used to sew the most darling dolls and little teddy bears. My … [Read more...]

The Best Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs Recipe

The Best Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs - They include absolutely everything you want with a bagel, cream cheese & lox, minus the bagel. These beauties are an explosion of flavor and make for the perfect hors d'oeuvre or brunch item as we head into the spring holidays.

Delectable Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs include absolutely everything you want with a bagel, cream cheese & lox, minus the bagel. These beauties are an explosion of flavor & make for a perfect hors d'oeuvre or brunch item for the spring holidays.Tis' the season!For eggs, that is!  Easter Sunday is in just one … [Read more...]

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes Recipe with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt - Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer.

Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer. I had the pleasure of attending a delightful presentation by Faye Levy at Melissa's Produce a couple of weeks ago.  Faye, an authority on Middle … [Read more...]

Top Twenty Smoky Chipotle Recipes

Top Twenty Smoky Chipotle Recipes - From muffins and casseroles to soups and French fries, these 20 recipes are full of the utterly delicious, smoky and spicy flavor of chipotle chile peppers.

From muffins and casseroles to soups and French fries, these twenty recipes are full of the utterly delicious, smoky and spicy flavor of chipotle chile peppers.Over the past few years, I've written over two dozen recipes which are made fabulous with the use of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce.  Chipotles are jalapeños … [Read more...]

Compressed Watermelon Salad With Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado

Compressed Watermelon Salad

I have so much to talk about that I don't even know where to begin.  (If my husband were editing this, he would have just told me I've already told you more that you need to know.)  Since the editor is out, I'll carry on. ;-)The thing is, I have a lot on my mind -- about this recipe, and otherwise.First, "about … [Read more...]