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. by

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

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I exercise simply because I feel I should.  I don’t love it.  On a good day, I like it. I trail run a few times a week, for about twenty minutes (tops!). I’m incredibly lucky to have the Santa Monica Mountains as my neighbor.  It’s on a trail in these mountains where I run, and […]

Friday Flowers: Thai Basil Flowers, Tomato Salad Recipe and How to Peel Tomatoes

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This salad is simple blend of a few ingredients, and it’s an exquisite display of vibrant color.  It’s all about freshly picked heirloom tomatoes . . . I can’t use a tomato without thinking of my dad’s tomato garden.  In the summertime, tomatoes are all he cares about — well, they’re just below my mom […]

Avocado Zucchini Bread With Olive Oil

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You know I love avocados, right?  I love them with a bit of sea salt and a spoon. I love them in salads, salsas, and sandwiches, too.  What’s not to love? Well, lately avocados have been turning up in all sorts of unexpected recipes:  brownies, cakes, cookies, to name a few.  I wasn’t really sold […]

Friday Flowers: Hibiscus and Pineapple-Quinoa Berry Salad With Shrimp

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Hibiscus flowers will always remind me of my beautiful and relaxing honeymoon. The biggest decision on the blissful island of Huahini in French Polynesia, was whether to lay on the deck of our bungalow in the ocean, or on the warm sand with ocean waves splashing over me.  Rough, I know. by

Key Lime Grilled Corn Guacamole Recipe

Lime Grilled Corn Guacamole | Cooking On The Weekends

I can’t get enough of avocados in the summertime!  I absolutely love them — on their own, in salads, avocado fries, and of course, in a guacamole recipe! The key to making fantastic guacamole is starting with fantastic avocados! And I have a new avocado find I’m excited to tell you about!  Paradise Grove Avocados!  […]

A July 4th Recipe! Pomegranate Berry Popsicles and Cocktails

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I’ve just about survived our first week of summer. I’ve only signed my boys up for a couple weeks of camp here and there, but for the most part, they’ll be hanging with me. I think that it’s so important for me to soak them up while I can.  I know it’s a cliche, but […]

Spinach Kale Pesto Recipe

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When I was growing up, my parents grew beautiful basil in their garden.  (And they still do.)  So naturally, my mom made a ton of beautiful basil pesto!  It became a tradition to have the pesto on English muffins topped with thick slices of sweet, heirloom tomatoes (also from their garden).  This yummy dinner tradition […]

Grilled Strawberry Basil Kebab Recipe and The Farmers Market

Grilled Strawberry Basil Kebabs with Honey-Balsamic Glaze | Cooking On The Weekends

I love this strawberry dessert because it’s super sweet and I add a balsamic glaze which gives it some depth — perhaps like a chocolate sauce might.  As strawberries enter the peak of their season, they are becoming sweeter and juicier and oh-so-good!  A perfect strawberry is intoxicating! by

Sugar Kiss Melons

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A lot of things happened in my kitchen over the weekend.  And I’ll be sharing them all at some point, but today. . . it’s all about the Sugar Kiss Melon. My boys wanted sushi for lunch — a tuna cut-roll to be exact (hold the wasabi).  With no time to make this, I quickly […]

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