Meyer Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad Recipe

r Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Making this salad felt a bit like painting a picture. You see, as I was cooking the black quinoa, I spotted my big bowl ripe plums out of the corner of my eye. I thought their bright reddish color would look so pretty against the beautifully textured, black quinoa. Then I imagined how lovely the […]

Poached Egg on Grilled Avocado with Bacon-Onion Compote and Kerrygold Cashel Blue

Kerrygold Cashel Blue | Cooking On The Weekends

There’s flying coach, and then there’s flying first class. There’s fat-free frozen yogurt, and then there’s Italian gelato. And there’s blue cheese, and then there’s Kerrygold Cashel Blue cheese! This semi-soft, unbelievably creamy cheese has an tangy, robust flavor that spreads onto toast and melts in your mouth like butter.  It’s softer and and much […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2013

Cinco de Mayo Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

You still have time!  Quick, call a few friends and invite them for a casual, fun Cinco de Mayo fiesta. If I’m being honest, my favorite part about Cinco de Mayo is the food. by

Organic Mixed Fruit Box from Melissa’s Produce

Organic Fruit Box From Melissa's

It’s rare these days to get anything other than bills and ads in the (snail) mail. So imagine my delight to find a big box at my doorstep when I arrived home the other day. And now imagine how happy I was to unveil a gorgeous collection of seasonal organic fruits! by

Perfect Pulled Pork Recipe . . . in a Taco with Pickled Tomatoes

Perfect Pulled Pork . . . in a Taco with Pickled Tomatoes | Cooking On The Weekends

Flying to another country to see a best friend you haven’t seen for years — that takes a long time, but when the plane lands, the excitement is overwhelming. Sleeping through the night before your birthday or Christmas when you’re a kid — that feels like forever, but in the morning you’re beside yourself with […]

Friday Flowers: California Poppies and Creamy Avocado Gazpacho Recipe

Photo taken by Jim Kenney, during the peak of California Poppy season (March-May)

I’ll never forget the first time my Spanish “sister,” Pilar, came to visit and made gazpacho in my mom’s kitchen. Pilar literally added “a little of this and a little of that.”  At the time I didn’t know what the “this” or the “that” was, but the kitchen smelled amazing — like a ripe vegetable […]

My Top Ten Summer Salsas!

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Salsa is perfect in the summertime.  Summer is the time when a great variety of fruits are in season and can be used to make delicious, unique, and memorable salsas. Berries, stone fruits, melons — paired with spicy peppers and fresh herbs — oh my — I just love it! by

Summer Corn Chowder {Vegan Recipe}

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Do you love eating fresh corn and tomatoes in the summertime — at the peak of their season?   What about fresh basil? And avocados, too? I know, who doesn’t!?  (Don’t even answer that, please!)  by

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