A RARE SPRING CLEANING DISCOVERY!! ##NATHAN’S BEEF FRANKS

I was in a spring cleaning kind of mood for my freezer. You see, overtime, I’ve developed a habit so as to keep me in check. Before I replenish my stock, I often do a stock count. When you’re working from a tight budget like I do it’s imperative to make this move before hitting…

A KALE AND PARSLEY RICE TO PAIR WITH ANY PROTEIN DISH

Whenever I go grocery shopping the antioxidant green food kale is a reoccurring item on my shopping list. Based on studies, kale also consists of cancer fighting properties, great for cardiovascular health and a host of other beneficial nutrients. I do try to use same in varied ways. I love to combine  kale and berries…

FRESH/FLIRTY SPRING TREATS ##POACHED EGGS/ASPARAGUS

It is so amazing how mother nature can transform herself. As the temperatures heat up around the globe, many will behold the winter’s thaw nourish the lawns and other places. This is a sure sign that spring is here and some of us will be planting the vegetable and flower gardens. When it comes to…

THE GOOD AND THE NOT SO GOOD NEWS ON VINO

  Guys, there’s good news and there’s not so favorable news. Because I wish to end on a good note, I think I’ll begin with the unfavorable one first. I hate sour grapes, so I prefer to start with same….just to get them out-of-the-way. Arsenic in Californian wines Recent studies by a lab called BeverageGrades…

NO PLAIN BALLS FOR ME! ##JERK TURKEY BALLS!!

It has been quite a while since I’ve consumed the feathery one in the form of chopped turkey. You see, I’ve been quite busy ‘surfing’ with salmon, shrimp and other seafood. So, since I’m back on the turf-side of things I thought I would pay a much-needed visit to dear turkey. I’m an equal opportunity…

LUNCH WAS QUITE A CHEESY ONE #CHEESY SCRAMBLED EGGS/BREAD

I  was in quite a cheesy mood today and I didn’t mind. You see, I’ve never indulged in a cheese bread before. So, it was out sheer curiosity that I bought a loaf of this bread. It looked very appealing, a tad shiny and soft to the eyes from a few feet away. Just as…

ALL I NEEDED WAS A PIECE OF IRISH SODA BREAD#SHEPARD’S PIE

It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without an Irish dish. And what better way to get a snippet of good luck than with a generous wedge of Shepard’s pie. If you don’t have chopped lamb or beef, don’t sweat it. Shhhh, I used some Italian spicy sausage I had on hand. What was I going…

JUST IN TIME FOR ST. PADDY’S DAY ##A REFRESHING CUCUMBER DELIGHT

Once again, it’s that time of the year. Yes guy, it’s St. Patrick’s Day again. Although it wasn’t officially the day over the week-end, that didn’t stop enthusiasts to celebrate the luck of the Irish in the street parades. The bars and the eateries were loaded with all the Irish dishes and green drinks to…

HOME-MADE DRINK OF THE DAY: CANTALOUPE/GINGER

Cantaloupes mainly hit the marketplace close to April. And they peak in the summer months of June through September. A few days ago, I was fortunate to garner one of these specimens. Took it home and decided to leave it on the counter for a few days. Lo and behold, when I entered my kitchen,…