Hello June, 2019

Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month and the beginning of the Summer Season provides an abundance of colorful produce to choose from. Remember the importance of fruits and vegetables to a well-balanced, nutrient dense diet. Fruits and vegetables are nature’s fast food that provide many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and … Continue reading Hello June, 2019


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

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