Cold soup perfect for a hot day — gazpacho!

Yesterday was so hot here in NorCal, and I didn’t know what to make…..and I remember Gazpacho, yes…Gazpacho Spanish soup is a soup traditionally served chilled. Originating in Andalusia, it is made from fresh vegetables and served cold.  For me, there are two keys to making great gazpacho.  The first is the freshest vegetable you …

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Watermelon Pickles!

Hi Food Friends.  It’s been a while since I last posted, I know, but it’s been B-U-S-Y!  So I thought I would catch you up on a mish-mosh of my almost summer culinary adventures. THE MOST AMAZING WATERMELON PICKLES! First you think, “wait, WHAT?  Tough, flavorless, watery watermelon rind – pickled?”  And I’m here to tell you, …

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Chile Rellenos

Happy #CincoDeMayo! A good chile relleno tells me of a Mexican restaurant’s authenticity. They take time to make well and the end result shows if it’s been rushed… Chile Rellenos with Tomato Sauce 8 peppers serve 4 people 8 Anaheim peppers, roasted, peeled and seeds removed 1 can white shoe peg corn 16 oz. brick cheese cut into 8 strips 3 eggs 3 Tbsp. flour 1 Tbsp. …

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Kleftiko

This last Sunday was Greek Easter, 3 days later I made kleftiko, a Greek slow cooked lamb dish, for dinner. My first time making it, but I’m glad that I gave kleftiko a shot. One of my favorite Greek dish… Kleftiko is interesting in that it is cooked inside a parchment paper pouch.  “Klepht” is …

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