Introducing the Cara Cara Orange


Sometimes I eat something so good that I just have to make sure you know about it. You might be thinking this is an ordinary orange.However, looks can be deceiving.While the skin is bright orange, the interior flesh is a beautiful rosy pink, much like that of a Ruby grapefruit.The Cara Cara was … [Read more...]

Wilted Chard and Basil-Grapefruit Sesame Salad Recipe

Wilted Chard and Basil-Grapefruit Sesame Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

What are you doing this weekend?Want to have brunch with me?Excellent! The menu . . . French Toast Bread Pudding Crispy Hash Browns with Eggs and a Side of Bacon Wilted Chard and Basil-Grapefruit Salad Spiced Granola Breakfast Cookies Chocolate Truffle Espresso Muffins Iced Mocha Smoothies There … [Read more...]

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! … [Read more...]

Introducing Sumo Citrus

Introducing Sumo Tangerines | Cooking On The Weekends

Sumo Citrus has a thick, bumpy, often dirty rind and a funny knob on top -- however, you should never judge citrus by its skin.You see beneath the seemingly tough rind, is a seedless, delicate, unbelievably juicy fruit -- and it's quite possibly the sweetest citrus I've ever tasted. … [Read more...]

Grapefruit Jalapeño Marmalade Recipe


My grandfather was an amazing painter.  He had a really cool studio in the house he shared with my grandmother. The floor of the studio was linoleum brick, its tables were filled with paints, and easels stood everywhere. My grandfather's paintings covered every inch of the walls, and my grandmother's African Violets … [Read more...]

Minty Grapefruit Brûlée


Is this dessert? Or is it a side of fresh fruit?  Is it simply pretty on the plate? Who really cares -- it's divine tasting and absolutely stunning to look at.I'm serving this as part of brunch this weekend, but I think it'd work brilliantly after dinner, too.  (Well, as brilliantly as any dessert that doesn't … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Stone Fruit Flowers and Winter Citrus Carpaccio


It's the beginning of February, right?  Well, I don't know about you, but I'm already seeing signs of Spring!Yesterday in and around Los Angeles, I saw several stone fruit trees beginning to bloom!  (Most of the trees blooming this early are ornamental ones, which are those that don't produce fruit.  Stone fruits … [Read more...]

Cucumber Melon Salad Recipe with Yuzu-Jalapeño Dressing


Remember the Sugar Kiss melon that I fell in love with?  Ah . . . the love affair continues:   Sugar Kiss melons just melt in your mouth and are right up there with desserts in the sweetness department!Well, once I had the Sugar Kiss, I had to try the Honey Kiss and the Golden Kiss, right?  All of these melons come … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Nastursiums! Grapefruit-Avocado Salad Recipe


Welcome, everybody, to my first "Friday Flowers!"Flowers inspire me greatly -- and different flowers make me think about different foods."Friday Flowers" isn't necessarily about adding floral items to what I'm cooking.   Flowers often just make me think of different foods I want to eat or cook.  For example … [Read more...]