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 |2018-07-25T11:20:27-04:00July 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 |2016-07-20T04:41:12-04:00July 20, 2016|Main Courses, Recipes, Seafood|0 Comments

The color of Fall

I love Fall!  The leaves changing color, the sun through the trees casting a golden glow, the crisp, invigorating air and the warm smells of slow cooking remind me of all that is wonderful about New England.  It is this that I missed living in Southern California and a big reason we longed to be back on the East Coast every year when Fall came around. For a few weeks now, I have found myself gravitating toward ingredients and preparations suitable to the time of year...roasting, braising, soups and stews, roots, winter squashes, hearty greens...warming and grounding, to prepare ourselves for the winter to come.  One of my favorite Fall and Winter vegetables is the Butternut Squash.  So sweet, colorful and versatile, Butternut Squash [...]

By |2013-11-08T09:22:45-05:00November 8, 2013|Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Summertime means Tomatoes!

My garden is currently teeming with tomatoes, not to mention the gigantic zucchini and booming kale, but the tomatoes are the most plentiful, and really delicious to boot!  With the rain in July and then some drier weather in August, the fruit id sweet and ripening almost faster than I can use it.  My quick go to plan for using a tomato bounty is to toss them with some extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper and roast them in a 350 degree oven until they are soft and slightly browned.  This makes a great topping for homemade pizza or tossed with pasta, fresh garlic, grated Parmesan and fresh chopped basil.  Served with a great green salad, either would make a yummy, quick [...]

By |2013-08-27T19:20:29-04:00August 27, 2013|Appetizers, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments
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