Chinese Lunar New Year

By | 2019-02-06T08:33:04+00:00 February 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

If you are looking for an inspired reason to celebrate with friends and family, Chinese New Year is a super fun, colorful & flavorful celebration full of tradition and interesting symbolism. After all, this celebration is the cause of the "largest annual mass human migration" in the world, with the number of journeys taken during this [...]

Meyer Lemons

By | 2019-01-22T14:06:46+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

I love anything lemon flavoured. Baking with lemon, cooking with lemon. Literally anything lemon, I am in. Therefore, this time of year when citrus is at it's best, in my world its all about the meyer lemons. Meyer lemons are another natural hybrid fruit. They are the product of a cross between a citron and a [...]


By | 2019-01-22T14:06:28+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Tangelo's are a hybrid fruit. They are a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. Contrary to what some believe, they are NOT genetically modified. They are a product of natural hybridization. They are great for fresh eating, but I also found a few recipes to try: While this Pistachio Crusted Scallops with Winter Citrus Salsa [...]

Seville Oranges

By | 2019-01-22T14:06:04+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

 It is Citrus season, and we are seeing citrus fruits at their very best. There was some concern late last year that due to weather events down south that it may affect both pricing and quality of the citrus crops this year. So far, so good. One of the citrus fruits that is often overlooked except [...]

Tastes of Thailand

By | 2019-01-22T14:05:40+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Thailand holds the honor of being home to the worlds Best Dish according to CNN Travel with their Massaman curry. Aromatic and balanced, Thai cooks strive to find a harmonious balance between sour, salty, sweet, bitter, and spicy. Speaking of spicy......Thailand boasts 79 different varieties of chili from mildly spicy sweet, to burn your head off scorching [...]

Indian Food At Home?

By | 2019-01-16T13:59:36+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Indian food seems to be the type of cuisine that if you aren't Indian, you eat out more often than attempting it at home. Lets change that! Some of the reasons for this is that authentic Indian food requires some specialty equipment, long cooking times and a sometimes complicated array of ingredients and recipes made from [...]

Greek Out!

By | 2019-01-10T11:22:10+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Greek food is heavily influenced by both Italian and Ottoman cuisine. Ingredients like Olives & Olive Oil, lemons, honey, salty cheese like feta & mizithra, yogurt, mint, dill, potato, eggplant, tomatoes,  garlic & oregano play a huge roll. So, is Greek Oregano different than Italian or Mexican Oregano? Yes, yes it is. Greek Oregano is often [...]

The Cuisine of Spain

By | 2019-01-07T11:40:47+00:00 January 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The food of Spain isn't the type of cuisine you hear much about, compared to it's neighbors Italy, France, and farther afield, Greece. When was the last time you went to a Spanish restaurant? Spain's cuisine is very regional, and varies drastically from province to province. The main reason for this is that not only was [...]

Vegan & Vegetarian Thanksgiving

By | 2018-10-01T12:29:06+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Being vegan or vegetarian is hardly considered an "alternative" way of eating these days. It has become mainstream to see a meatless meal (even meat eaters are happily finding their way to delicious vegan products and recipes), and vegan restaurants can be found almost anywhere, but Thanksgiving and Christmas still seem to revolve around meat. With the focus [...]

Decadent Thankgiving

By | 2018-10-01T12:29:50+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

All the fat, carbs, gluten, meat & calorific awesomeness you can imagine for your Thanksgiving table. Enjoy! Stuffing Waffles  Maybe not for Thanksgiving Day, but I wanted to include them because how great will these be for a day after brunch??? Cheesy Onion & Potato Gratin "An easy potato and onion casserole with chunks of bacon [...]