GAZPACHO (CANTALOUPE) TO THE RESCUE

I love soup. This one pot wonder is a god-send on days when I’m extremely tired, but still require my daily nutrition. I often cook and prepare an alternating type each week. One week is lentil, the other could be squash/pumpkin or even chicken soup.¬† I cook and puree each batch and store in the…

FOOD PRICES ARE OVER THE MOON

I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But, once again, the cost of groceries are on the increase. The prices are astronomical. It makes you wonder how higher they will be. Of course, there is always a reason for the price hikes. Now they are blaming it on the present drought in California….

KICK-ASS SWEET POTATO SALAD

Now that it’s officially summer, we all will be consuming potato salad at our barbeques and cookouts. Traditionally, these salads are made up of the starchy based Irish potatoes and other ingredients. This tasty and delicious dish can pack on the calories as well as raise the glucose level within the body. And, if one…

OLE, OLE FOR MANGO SALSA!

Once again, I went calling on my good friend a couple blocks away. I’ve an open visit policy to her home. And, by golly, lately, I’ve been making use of the invite. Gosh, I hope she doesn’t change her mind. You see, mango season is in full bloom. And, although I don’t consume the mangoes…

AN INFUSION OF DIFFERENT FOODS, SPICES/FLAVORS

Sometimes, I can really be a creature of habits. Usually, on a Friday, I would venture out to nice eating establishment and mingle with the maddening crowd. I love the aromatic smells, the background music, the banging of silver wares as wait and kitchen staff busily execute their duties. I also like to people watch….

EGGS/FRUITY BREAKFAST PLATE

Filling Omelet stuffed with spinach and feta cheese along with nutritious blackberries, apples, strawberry and cantaloupe

SALMON JUVENILES GO TRUCKING

The recent California drought affected the rivers and streams in the vicinity. As a result, millions of juvenile salmon were endangered. These silvery smolts were unloaded in long plastic pipes then they made their way by floating in netted pens. Subsequently, after getting acclimated to the precious water they are then released¬† to the ocean…

SUMMER PALATE PLEASERS

Balled cantaloupe pieces collide with blueberries with a drizzle of raspberry/strawberry sauce. Crumbled feta cheese is added to fruit plate for a salty contrast.

PLEASURES OF SUMMER

If you’re a lover of mangoes and other fruits, you can’t resist these tempting specimens. Bona appetit!!

MANGOES

A few days ago, I visited a good friend of mine. When I ventured on the rear of the yard, to my delight I was greeted with a tree laden with these tropical fruits. These mangoes brought back childhood memories that made my heart warm a bit. You see, my dear mom was a great…

BUTTER….THE NEW WEIGHT LOSS TREND?

There we go again, once again, the so-called studies have shown that our smooth and delicious, butter can help in the area of weight management. Okay, there’s a catch; the butter will have to be consumed with our good ole morning beverage, coffee along with coconut oil. I don’t know, I’m a ‘sucker’ to try…