Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Citrus fruits are rarely used outside of juices and fruit salad. Here, we're incorporated the delicious blood orange into a yummy salad with crunchy greens, tender fennel, and flavorful olives.
Monday, February 28, 2011
A nice healthy breakfast is essential to a good start of the day. There is a surprisingly large amount of great breakfast options out there. Here is a deliceous take on a porridge, with yummy basmati rice, and juicy citrus fruit.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Halloween is just around the corner, and many are showing it. Houses are decorated with spider webs and gigantic spiders, carved pumpkins and ghosts. Kids and adults alike are poring over fascinating costumes, from really cute to downright creepy. One of the main highlights of Halloween is candy. Everybody is buying all sorts of colorfully wrapped candy. Kids all over the country are awaiting this great day.
Candy corn is a popular candy during the Halloween season. It’s a great substitute to the chocolate and lollipops. Candy corn is bright, comes in other variations (including pumpkin candy corn and harvest corn) and is just plain good.
So remember to have fun this Halloween, don’t be greedy with the candy, and be sure to give out lots of it to the eager little Trick-or-Treaters!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Fine food means fine living, doesn’t it? Well, you don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy a great night out with your close ones, and eat healthy, too! There’s got to be nothing better than a cool evening with family and friends enjoying nice, tender barbecue fresh off the grill and a glass of good wine.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
It used to be that figs counted as a desert fruits. But you would be surprised to find out how good honey figs are with hard salami. For your next party, make small bite canapes with soft cheese, salami, figs and parsley.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Last weekend we went to Apple Hill, Ca. It’s a small place about 30 minutes drive from us. There is wonderful, crystal clean air, smells from many small markets that sell fresh apples, pears and homemade pies. No wonder we like to visit them in the fall.
Apple Hill is one of our favorite places to get pumpkins. Pumpkin patches are everywhere, and many people drive to there to pick them themselves. You should get up early to be on fields before the crowd arrives. Then, you can enjoy a beautiful view of wide space full of colorful pumpkins of different shapes, textures and colors.
Of course, we picked some pumpkins. Big and orange – these are for house decoration for Halloween. Ornamental gourds - for interior decoration and Thanksgiving table arrangement. Favorites – Buttermilk squash – are for great fall pumpkin hot soup.
Here is a photo of two bowls of hot, delicious pumpkin soup garnished with cream, roasted pumpkin seeds and fresh thyme.