Gourmet Olives

Olives seem to make their way to every buffet table, appetizer party and cheese tray, however, if you walk into a party with a jar of olives, you typically get the “that’s the best you could do?” look, but still everyone likes to munch on olives. What do you do?  You can spend 8 – … More Gourmet Olives

Thai Basil Pesto

It’s appropriate that my current header is my hydroponically-grown, Thai basil.  The plant just exploded in our hydroponic garden and suddenly I had a basil plant that was about three feet in diameter!  I tried using some in a regular Italian basil pesto and it just wasn’t right, and two weeks late the basil plant … More Thai Basil Pesto

Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla While in Europe recently, I took a break from trying to decipher menu items in German and stopped in at a Spanish Tapas bar.  Right smack dab in Innsbruck, Austria – who knew? While, I’m not really familiar with Tapas, I really like the idea of little bits of this and that along with … More Spanish Tortilla

Pico de Gallo

Fresh Pico de gallo We came home from vacation this week and found ripe peppers and tomatoes abundant in the garden.  What a nice welcome back gift! One of the things we craved on vacation was plain old chips and salsa.  The areas we visited didn’t serve a lot of fresh vegetables so we couldn’t … More Pico de Gallo

Collard Greens with Chorizo

Collard greens may be the best green you can eat for you to lower cholesterol.  I suggest you read Collard Greens with Chorizo WHFoods.com website http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=138 on the specific benefits.  I go to this site often to get nutritional information on the ingredients I cook with. Collard greens look like big leathery gray-green leaves and are … More Collard Greens with Chorizo