How to Cut Citrus Segments and Slices: A Photographic Guide

How to Cut Citrus Segments and Slices | Cooking On The Weekends

As much as I love stone fruit and avocados in the summer, I might just love citrus in the winter even more.  And when I eat citrus fruits any way other than straight from the peel, I like to it be cut perfectly -- removed from its skin, pith (the white portion that's just inside the skin), and membranes.  This part of … [Read more...]

Lemony Tomato Caper Marinated Mahi Mahi Recipe

Lemony Tomato Caper Marinated Mahi Mahi Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I don't know about you, but this time of year is so incredibly busy for me, I feel like I'm just going, going, going -- and then going some more!I have to make an effort to slow down, and take time out to enjoy a meal with friends and family.  And there's no better time then in the heart of comfort food … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Lemon Blossoms and Hatch Chile-Agave Compound Butter Recipe

Hatch Chile-Agave Compound Butter Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

A lot of things in my life make me smile.  Some are big . . .When my mom says she's having a good day.When my boys feel proud of themselves.The sound of my boys laughing together.My sweet brother.And some are little . . . … [Read more...]

Smoky Lemon Chipotle Guacamole Recipe

Smoky Lemon Chipotle Guacamole Recipe

I'm totally inspired to celebrate avocados.You see over the weekend I went to an avocado party -- well, a California Avocado Commission Food Blogger Luncheon, to be exact.   Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger led a super fun event for us, with an unbelievably delicious California avocado-centric menu, at one … [Read more...]

Chilled Cucumber-Basil Soup Recipe

Chilled Cucumber-Basil Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

My husband goes through culinary phases.There was the juicing phase, then the bloody mary phase, followed by the kale phase, the hard boiled egg phase, margarita phase, salad phase, and now, making a strong comeback . . . . the juicing phase has returned.The first juicing phase involved a juicer with … [Read more...]

Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese Recipe

Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I've been tasting strawberries for the past few weeks at my local Farmer's Market, and they're getting sweeter and sweeter, and this past Sunday they were so amazing that I bought two, three packs at once.  To be clear, that's six baskets!Today I have five single strawberries left.Sure I there's my husband and … [Read more...]

Swiss Chard Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe – It’s Not What You’d Think

Vegetarian Chard Lasagna Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Coming from a family of gardeners, you'd think I'd have a green thumb.   Well, I don't.  My thumb, if you will, is somewhere between brown and olive green -- at best.Fortunately my family lives close by, and I have wonderful neighbors, who all have bright green thumbs, and they invite me in to "shop" in their … [Read more...]

Fried Meyer Lemon Caesar Salad Recipe

Fried Meyer Lemon Caesar Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

My cousin laughed the other day when I asked her if she'd like any citrus.  I could have been more specific I suppose, but at the moment, in my mind, citrus may as well be its own food group!Blood oranges, Satsumas, Sumos, Pixies, limes and lemons are constantly inspiring me lately.  I simply can't get enough, so … [Read more...]

Marinated Lemon-Garlic Roasted Crouton Recipe

Marinated Lemon-Garlic Roasted Crouton Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know my nine-year-old son has Celiac Disease, and is therefor gluten-free.  You may also remember that my husband -- to stand in solidarity with him -- is also gluten-free. (Very sweet.)I do not abstain from gluten.  (I'm still sweet, though. ;-))  I have a small bag … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Quinoa Crusted “Fried” Chicken Recipe

Gluten-Free Quinoa Crusted "Fried" Chicken Recipe  | Cooking On The Weekends

When was the last time you had some finger-lickin' good fried chicken?I had some last night, and believe it or not (actually, believe it!), it was boneless, skinless chicken with a crunchy, super delicious quinoa crust, that was fried in a small amount of olive oil.I love quinoa with chicken (especially … [Read more...]