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Monthly Archives: June 2011

I Mean Business Now…….

Spending more time in the kitchen, I wore out my old range and decided to update to a professional range and exhaust hood. Boy what a difference in performance with things like 19,000 btu burners and convection cooking! My bread recipes come out with a better crust and still chewy center with a nuttier, more … Continue reading »

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Spicy Eggplant Saute

Summer is here!! One of the ways I’m celebrating is to saute vegetables of the season. For this super easy and quick dish I’ve selected; 1 medium eggplant 1 large/medium sweet onion or 1 cup of chopped shallots 1 medium hot pepper (use sweet pepper if desired) 1 pound of mushrooms 6-7 leaves of romaine … Continue reading »

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Marinated Lime Ginger Chicken and Hawaiian Sweet Potato with Mushroom Bechamel Sauce

  Two five star recipes for your loved ones to make a wonderful evening of food and conversation! Marinated Lime Ginger Chicken; —————————— 2 lbs of chicken (breast or thigh meat) Water (fill marinating pot 1/3 with water) 2 cups of soy sauce / Tamari 2 cups of brown sugar 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame … Continue reading »

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Fresh Sweet Butter Scallops

A simple fresh taste of the ocean! Take a pound of sea scallops, rinse and drain well. Scallops usually come soaked in a brine, so it is necessary to fry them in a pan over low heat for about 4-5 minutes to release the excess liquid. If you don’t do this, it will ruin any … Continue reading »

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Garden Herb Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Talk about presentation! This is about one of the easiest, most delicious ways to ramp up your recipes. Find a bottle worthy of display and add the garden herbs you love the most. Commonly used are tarragon, rosemary, thyme, basil and oregano. Add a high quality extra virgin olive oil and voila! Let infuse for … Continue reading »

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Easy Summer Appetizers

Classic Summer Appetizer Board What a savory treat for your friends and family as you sit under the shade of a summer gathering at your house and offer this perfect companion to champagne or your favorite white wine! Elegant and easy. No cooking involved – just the presentation. Ok, I admit my taste are not … Continue reading »

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