Bring on the Sun (and Wild Salmon)!

Not much revives the mind and spirit like a change of scenery, especially when that involves palm trees and crashing waves!  The past, almost, year has been challenging to say the least, so my family took the opportunity to do something most people cannot normally plan to do with an office job and kids in school...we flew away to Hawaii for two months!  With my daughter still on East Coast time doing remote school, and 2 weeks in, the hardest part has been dragging her from bad at 3:30 each weekday morning.  What it does provide is a few peaceful early morning hours to do some planning and organizing, then we have almost a full day to enjoy this amazing place...and, I don't have [...]

Tacos Por Favor!

We love tacos in my family... particularly Baja style, and either shrimp or fish are the go to.  Having spent so long in Southern California, we became pretty spoiled when it comes to Mexican food and it is not always easy to satisfy the craving here on the East Coast.  So, when I begin to daydream of the California sun, trips to Baja and snacking on fresh and authentic tacos under a palapa style roof, I will pull out this recipe for Grilled Shrimp Tacos...sometimes making my own corn tortillas to boot!   Grilled Lemon Shrimp Tacos w/ Cumin-Lime Cream and Avocado-Tomato Salsa Grilled Shrimp: 1 pound shelled shrimp Zest of 1 lemon 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon black [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:06:43-05:00July 25, 2018|Main Courses, Recipes, Seafood|0 Comments

Summertime, and the living’ is easy!

Ahhh, Summer!  I love the long days, how beautiful all the gardens look, wearing dresses and flip flops and, of course, the simplicity of the grill.  The heat of the season means lots of salads, cold food and never using a kitchen stove.  It also keeps us all outside, at the beach or just playing, much later in the day, which leaves me scrambling to figure out what to make for dinner.  As always, I want to use ingredients of the season, even better if I can find them locally and  two of my favorite foods for the summer are Peaches (obviously) and Sword Fish.  I only eat Sword Fish in the summer when I can get it from a local fish market, that [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:06:44-05:00July 20, 2016|Main Courses, Recipes, Seafood|0 Comments

What’s for Dinner?

I usually start thinking about this right after breakfast. HA! But, I am a chef, so, I am kind of always thinking about food, meals, lists of ingredients, etc… I thought, hey, I can help answer this age old question of “What’s for dinner?” How? By telling you! No really, I have so many ideas, flavors, and recipes swirling around in my head. I have decided that I could really answer this question over and over again and at the same time offer some assistance to those of you who may be stumped, bored, uninspired, tired of the same old TV Dinner (just kidding, I know you never eat TV dinners). And of course if after you read this and you feel the burning [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:07:07-05:00July 10, 2012|Salads, Seafood|0 Comments

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