At Home with Vicki Bensinger

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Salmon Poached in Coconut Milk 4

Salmon Poached in Coconut Milk

A while back I made Mahi Mahi Tacos soaked in coconut milk and sauteed in a skillet.  It was so flavorful and succulent that I decided I’d try something similar with my salmon. 

Tomato Asparagus Salad 1

Homemade Basil Olive Oil

Several years ago I made this Tomato Asparagus Salad using basil olive oil that I had made.  Recently when rummaging through my old posts I came across this one and realized I never shared with my readers how to make the Homemade Basil Olive Oil. 

Olea Organic Kalamon (Black) Olives

Olea Estates Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Olives

We all have items in our pantry that we know we couldn’t do without.  Which ones are yours?

When I was contacted to do a taste test of Olive Oils and Olives from Olea Estates based in Sparta, Greece I couldn’t pass it up. Olive Oil is a main staple in my home – I couldn’t be without it and I’m always intrigued to try different varieties. 

Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade

Pure & Fresh Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade

 

What could be simpler and more refreshing than an iced cold lemonade on a scorching hot & humid day?  How about a Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade? 

Cantaloupe Coconut Lime Sorbet

Cantaloupe Coconut Lime Sorbet

It’s hard to believe that last week it was actually so chilly here I was wearing a jacket.  Now today the heat index is 100F degrees – go figure!

With summer just 10 days away in the United States the temperatures will be soaring, and I’ve got the perfect treat to chill you off inside and out.  I decided to find something different at the market this time that I’d never used to make ice cream before.  “Who makes ice cream with cantaloupe,” I thought?  No one that I know of.  So I decided to give it a go. 

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Have you ever had a taco?  Of course you have – more than likely with beef (the most popular), pork, turkey or chicken.  I enjoy each of those however, I’m a huge fan of fish tacos.  My family on the other hand can’t believe I order those when we dine out – what can I say, I think they’re tasty! 

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

With the warmer weather finally making its way into the Midwest most of us will find ourselves participating in outdoor activities, and grilling our meals rather than heating up the kitchen. 

Sea Bass with Strawberry Orange Salsa

Grilled Sea Bass with Strawberry Orange Salsa

Back in the 90s there was a magazine I loved reading called Simply Seafood that unfortunately is no longer in print.  This Sea Bass with Strawberry Orange Salsa was adapted from that magazine and has been a favorite in my home ever since.