Pineapple Gazpacho

Photo Credit: Sandi Gaertner,, 2017. Chilled  soups are perfect for the summertime. This recipe combines the sweetness of pineapple and the savory taste of basil. The combination of these two flavors is balanced out with a delicate sparkling white wine served along this sublime soup. Adapted from FearlessDining.Com July 2017 Serves 4 Ingredients: 3 … Continue reading Pineapple Gazpacho


Upside Down Pineapple Waffles

    This recipe combines the best of both worlds, waffles and upside down pineapple cake. Centuries ago, cakes were cooked in cast iron skillets over an open fire.  It was easy to add fruit and sugar to the bottom of the skillet and pour  batter over the mixture. Once cooked, flipping it over onto … Continue reading Upside Down Pineapple Waffles

Pineapple Coconut Popsicles

Photo Credit: BoulderLovacore, 2018.   These light and refreshing popsicles  will quench the summer's heat in a heart beat. Unlike traditional and commercially made popsicles that use 100% juice and artificial sweeteners, this recipes uses  coconut water  that adds light flavor and thirst quenching effects. The pineapple juice used may be sweetened or unsweetened. If … Continue reading Pineapple Coconut Popsicles

Shrimp Aguachile

Photo Credit: Wabisabi Green, 2016. Tangy, spicy and sweet is how one would describe this dish and when the thermometer is rising, there are few things more refreshing than aguachile. This traditional Mexican dish originates from the west coast of Nayarit, Mexico. Essentially a version of ceviche, the shrimp are blanched then marinated in a … Continue reading Shrimp Aguachile

Cherry-Glazed Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Collard Greens

In this simple dish, a sour cherry spread made with butter and a bit of tangy verjus to make the unique glaze for  the chicken. Tender collard greens and potatoes mashed with crème fraîche and garlic round out  the meal. As for a wine, try a Lyrup Chardonnay, 2015. It is a crisp, minerally white  that is perfect … Continue reading Cherry-Glazed Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Collard Greens

Collard Green Omelete

Did you know that collard greens have been eaten for at least 2000 years, with evidence showing that the ancient Greeks cultivated several types of collard greens, as well as kale? In the Kashmir Valley of India, collard greens (,which are also known as haakh,) are included in most family meals. There are several dishes … Continue reading Collard Green Omelete