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...

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

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...

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...

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. 

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. 

Braised Short Ribs over Fontina Polenta

Last week I shared some of my trip to New Zealand, and Bungy Jumping.  While I still have more New Zealand adventures to tell, and our time in Australia, I decided to share a recipe today instead.  Later this week I’ll fill you in on more of the details of the...

Milford Sound & Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette

If you’ve been following my trip to New Zealand and Australia then you know that our next journey was to take a helicopter tour of Milford Sound – the 8th Wonder of the World. The drive to Milford Sound was 4 hours one way so in the interest of...