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…

Bahn Mi Sandwiches

I had posed the question on the Stacia May Cooks Facebook Page, asking what everyone likes to make when it’s warm outside, that does not require a lot of standing over a hot stove.  My friend, James, asked if grilling was out of the question and I said nope, that is on the table as an idea.  He…

Watermelon Caprese

A heat wave is coming.  I would take winter coming over a heat wave anytime.  I signed up to take a meal for a family in my neighborhood who just had a baby, via Take Them A Meal.  Take Them A Meal is a website to make scheduling meals to bring to people easier.  It is an awesome website to use…

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…

Mizeria-Polish Cucumber Salad

This year I am attempting growing cucumbers for the first time.  Cucumbers can be somewhat finicky  to grow for some reason–can’t be too hot, can’t be too cold, can’t be too wet, can’t be too dry–you get the picture.  I have been pleasantly surprised that the plant is actually growing very well. Before I went…

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…