August 2012

Strawberry Salsa

August 31, 2012

This is the start of the season’s last long weekend but it’s no where near the end of our outdoor cooking adventures. This salsa has been a nice addition to grilled fish, shrimp and chicken for months. Very easy to prepare, it packs a punch and is a sweet and spicy, refreshing accompaniment to a […]

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One of the main dishes eaten in every corner of the island is Jerk (pork or chicken). This is the traditional roadside barbecue originally prepared by the strong-willed Maroons (Spanish and British slave descendents who escaped into the rugged, mountainous interior of the island) to preserve the meat of wild hogs. Makeshift grills made from […]

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On a recent vacation to Sicily, pasta alla Norma was a favorite meal. It is a famous dish made with fried eggplants, tomato, basil and ricotta salata and found at almost every restaurant. Named in honor of the opera Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, it is considered a “masterpiece”. So delicious, we had to find a […]

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Hi,Suzanne here. A very sweet neighbor left a plate of fresh figs she picked from a tree in front of her house on my front steps. Perfectly ripe, they were delicious and a treat to eat and experiment with in the kitchen. Here are three recipes we tried and loved: Goat Cheese Figs Wrapped in […]

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This way of serving corn on the cob is a popular street food all over Mexico. The wonderful flavor combo of corn, lime and cheese works beautifully with a themed menu or with any summer BBQ. Serves 6 6 fresh ears of corn, husks on 1/2 c. Mexican crema, sour cream or creme fraiche mixed […]

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