Middle Eastern Cucumber Salad

Middle Eastern Cucumber Salad is one of the easiest and delicious no-cook meals for the dog days of summer.  It is also a great way to use all the cucumbers and tomatoes that are in season right now.  Or you could always use them in Peruvian Style Ceviche, Mizeria-Polish Cucumber Salad or Central Mexican Style Guacamole.  But if…

Peruvian Style Ceviche

I tried my hand at ceviche for the first time.  It was inspired by this Peruvian Ceviche recipe from Christopher Kimble’s Milk Street Kitchen. Yes, that Christopher Kimble, from America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country fame.  He has created a new genre of cooking, he is calling the New Homecooking, which incorporates flavors and techniques from around the…

New England Style Hamburgers 

The 4th of July is Independence Day here in the United States.  It is the celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.  Traditions include watching fireworks, having a barbecue, drinking beer, wearing red, white and blue, etc etc. Basically a big party featuring the American Flag!  My family, parents and I…

Sage and Potato Pizza

I love Pizza.  Love it.  I would say it’s probably my favorite food.  But because pizza loves me too, especially my hips, I’m always looking for a delicious new healthy version.  I had some leftover sage, so I looked it up in the Joy of Cooking to see what I could do with it and…

Firecracker Chicken Pasta

So I was scrolling through Pinterest–don’t worry, not for recipes, but for blogging tips and I found some photography tips from the blog Pinch of Yum.  When exploring her blog further I found that she put out an ebook with all of her photography tips.  I ended up buying the book and it has been…

Noodles Sichuan with Chicken

Growing up, my parents loved to cook foods from around the world, but they especially loved to cook Chinese food.  I think this is where I get my love for Asian inspired cuisine. My mother would also often cook from The Moosewood Cookbook, which is from the famous vegetarian focused Moosewood restaurant in Ithaca, New…