Saffron-Orange Whitefish Recipe with Tomato-Basil Salsa

affron-Orange White Fish with Tomato-Basil Salsa -- A stunning, light and healthy fish dish that's easy to prepare and unbelievably delicious!

A stunning, light and healthy fish dish that's easy to prepare and unbelievably delicious!So remember when we made the Saffron-Dill Basmati Rice a few weeks ago?  Well, the following day we had this delicious fish for dinner and I've been very eager to share it with you ever since -- but, I had to wait a bit.  You see, … [Read more...]

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 garden -- and what she … [Read more...]

Mango-Manchego Basil Salad Recipe

Mango-Manchego Basil Salad Recipe

Mango-Manchego! It sounds like a Spanish dance, doesn't it?  I love that!That's really what this salad is.  Well, I suppose it's more of a worldly dance -- a dance with a few wonderful flavors from different areas of the world.Since hanging out with the lovely folks from the National Mango Board, I've been … [Read more...]

Lemon Roasted Baby Artichoke and Avocado Salad Recipe with Sherry Vinaigrette

Lemon Roasted Baby Artichoke and Avocado Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette | cookingontheweekends.com

This weekend was highly unusual around here.The kitchen was quiet!No simmering, no braising, no chopping, and no stirring.(In fact, we even got Indian take-out one night -- yum!)You see, on Saturday morning we collected our newest family member, Maple.  It was a very busy weekend and we're all in love. … [Read more...]