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


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

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

French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese

                  Photo Credit: Trendspotting, the Blog, 2012. Recipe Adapted from www. trendspotting .com Makes 1 Sandwich Ingredients: 1 tablespoon each  olive oil and butter, for frying 2 slices of French bread 1 tablespoon softened butter 6 to 8 ounces Shredded gruyere cheese to generously cover both slices of bread ½ cup wine-braised onions (Recipe Follows) 1/2 … Continue reading French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese