Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & Ginger

Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & GingerRhubarb Chutney – Great Eating & Great Gifting

Living with cold winters, the June opening of our local farmers’ markets comes with much excitement. The joy of filling my basket with fresh greens and beets and scapes and scallions makes me heady with anticipation for the delicious meals to come. So arriving home from the Saturday market to learn that dinner with visiting friends was cancelled was a disappointment. Continue reading

Strawberry Mango Verrine with Coconut Cream

Strawberry Mango Verrine with Coconut Cream Strawberry Mango Verrine – Poetry in a Glass

Layers of gold, red, white and green,
sweet berries, luscious mango, rich coconut cream,
all together create Strawberry Mango Verrine.
It makes you feel special, a person of class,
when you eat your dessert with a spoon in a glass. 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

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

Nashi Pearls & Mandarins (Asian Pears & Tangerines)

Nashi Pearls & Mandarins (Asian Pears & Tangerines)Nashi Pearls – Luscious, Light & Lovely

What a challenge I gave myself. Coming up with a dessert for this Saturday’s Flavors of Japan cooking class wasn’t easy. Classic Japanese meals usually end on a savory rather than sweet note. Although sweets are loved in Japan, they’re more likely to be served with tea in the afternoon. Continue reading

Moroccan Cinnamon Oranges – A Perfect Dessert

Moroccan Cinnamon Oranges - A Perfect DessertMoroccan Cinnamon Oranges – Refreshingly Luscious & Easy

Throughout Morocco, seasonal fresh fruits are more typical than cooked desserts. In Saturday’s Moroccan cooking class, these traditional Moroccan Cinnamon Oranges won kudos all round as “the perfect dessert.” Refreshing, luscious and easy to do. A great combination alongside Pistachio Date Truffles and Fresh Mint Tea in gold patterned glasses. Continue reading

Blueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes with Chunky Applesauce

Blueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes with Chunky ApplesauceBlueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes – Light, Fluffy & Gluten-Free

By golly, I did it! And now you, too, can make these light, fluffy and very tasty gluten-free Blueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes. Just last week I shared my disappointment with you. Replacing the whole wheat flour with a very high-end gluten-free flour mix made pancakes so awful Continue reading