Cuisine

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Coconut Curried Cod

    Recipe 2  medium red bell peppers, deseeded and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick strips 2  medium green bell peppers, deseeded and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick strips 1  medium onion, sliced Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 1 ½  tablespoons Jamaican curry powder (hot or mild) 2  garlic cloves,…

SugarPearl’s Studio Kitchen: Cookin’ Shrimp Stuffed Salmon!

My daughter, Camille,  has a weekly rendezvous with Sugar Pearl.  She raves, “Sugar Pearl can burn! I love her recipes!”  I’ll admit it; I have never attempted to cook one of her scrumptious-looking recipes, but then I’m not a cook like my kid.  I just love to watch…

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Abundant Minestrone

Nothing exemplifies nature’s plentiful variety of vegetables and flavors like homemade Minestrone soup. The mouthwatering fragrance and the colorful mix of vegetables are a feast for the senses. This recipient allows for ingredients always in season and available, as well as canned, and frozen grocery store staples. It…

Excerpt from Spicy: Abundance Bakery and MY Upside-down Cupcakes

So, I was commenting on a post about what identifies Chicago, (thanks, Lorraine), and I posted a picture of Abundance. Bakery.  I couldn’t believe that I was publishing an issue of Garden Spices Magazine on the topic, Abundance and that I had not thought of my Chicago crave…

Caribbean Kitchen with Julies: The Incredible Johnny Cakes

  Johnny Cakes are a staple throughout the Caribbean.  You can eat them with saltfish, barbecue, and almost anything you put on a Caribbean plate.  They’re crispy, light, and there’s and if you add the optional sugar, a  sweetness that makes you want more and more. Oh, they…

Mi Casa, Su Casa, Lemon Butter Orzo Chicken

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 pound chicken breasts or small thighs kosher salt and pepper 1 Meyer or regular lemon, sliced 2 tablespoons butter 1 clove garlic, minced or grated 1 cup orzo pasta 1/3 cup white wine 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth…

Sarin’s Thai: PAPAYA SALAD

Thai Papaya Salad  “Just add the things whatever you like in it.” – Sarin INGREDIENTS 2 small under-ripe (green) papaya* 3 large whole carrots (peeled) 1 cup mixed greens (cabbage, spinach, romaine (your choice) 2 medium tomatoes (halved and cut into bite-size pieces) 1 cup Thai noodles 1…

MI Casa, Su Casa: Balsamic Thick Cut Pork Chops

Two large bone-in thick cut pork chops (approx: 1 ½ inches thick) One large sweet onion quartered Two tablespoons of olive oil Four tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning Two tablespoons of All-Purpose flour One cup of good quality balsamic vinegar Two large sprigs of fresh rosemary Two cloves…

Caribbean Kitchen with Julies

How about a Caribbean Thanksgiving meal?  Not that the holiday is celebrated on St. Maarten, but when I saw this plate of deliciousness, I thought about the traditional fare and the spice-up of a Caribbean plate.-Victorine Heat oven to 350  Ingredients for Baked Turkey Wings Vinegar or lime/lemon…