Agua de Jamaica – Mexico’s Refreshing Hibiscus Tea

Agua de Jamaica – Mexico’s Refreshing Hibiscus TeaAgua de Jamaica – Magenta Hued, Tart, Tangy, Healthy

It’s a perfect spring day for sitting on the patio. A growing-greener-every-day choke cherry tree provides the shade. Blooming tulips and daffodils make up the view. And a glass of México’s popular cold hibiscus tea, Agua de Jamaica, quenches my thirst. Continue reading

Corona Beans and Greens – Giant Creamy Luxurious Beans

Corona Beans and Greens – Giant Creamy Luxurious BeansCorona Beans and Greens – Prepare to be Astounded by these Beans

My huge dried, white corona beans arrived last Wednesday. Even larger and more gorgeous than I thought they’d be. And once cooked, oh my. I couldn’t wait to try them. So exceptional in appearance, taste, texture and size. With a swirl of baby super greens and a grating of Pecorino, Corona Beans and Greens became dinner. Continue reading

Power Pancakes with Sumac Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Power Pancakes with Sumac Lemon Yogurt Sauce Power Pancakes Made With Powerhouse Greens

Spring greening is everywhere. From the emerging leaves on our trees to the new shoots of peonies and lilies, and buds on our daffodils. Despite last night’s inch or more of spring snow, I’m still seeing green. Even our refrigerator is filled with green vegetables and greens. Continue reading

Mango Avocado Salsa with Tostaditas

Mango Avocado Salsa with TostaditasMango Avocado Salsa – Sweet, Sour, Salty, Spicy, Delicious

Each flavorful bite offers a pop of sweet, a hint of spice, a dash of sour and a burst of deliciousness. With red, green, purple, white and golden hues, this is one vibrant and colorful salsa. And I haven’t even mentioned the textures. Crispy tostaditas, luscious mangoes and velvety smooth avocado. Chunky Mango Avocado Salsa has a just right balance of taste, color and texture. Continue reading

Tofu Wakame Miso Soup and Dashi, Too

Tofu Wakame Miso Soup and Dashi, TooTofu Wakame Miso Soup and Dashi — A Primer

Dashi, Japan’s traditional savory soup and cooking stock, requires minimal effort and 45 minutes or less to prepare. Yet it gives culinary staples such as miso soup a nuanced depth of flavor and an authentic taste. After learning the process for making Tofu Wakame Miso Soup during my recent Flavors of Japan Cooking Class, one student commented, Continue reading

Green Smoothies for Breakfast – Week One

Green Smoothies for Breakfast – Week OneGreen Smoothies – Going for Greens

It’s been green smoothies for breakfast for us for a week now. We were inspired by the passion of our dear friends Olivia and Christopher. They’ve been drinking green smoothies daily for about two months and loving how great they feel. We left their home excited to give green smoothies a try. Continue reading

Pi Day is My Day, Too!

Pi Day is My Day, Too!Pi Day – A National Holiday?

On March 12, 2009, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing March 14, 2009 as the first National Pi Day.

“Pi appears to be woven into the very fabric of the Universe, popping up every time you look deeper into mathematics and physics.”    Phil Plait Continue reading