Lemon Cardamom Ice Cream

Well, it is still a heat wave here in Philadelphia.  My car’s thermometer said 106° F when I got in it today.  Unbearable!  I think my brain is getting frazzled from the heat, because I accidentally opened a can of sweetened condensed milk, thinking it was a can of chickpeas.  I did not want the…

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…

The Maine Event-10 Tips for Cooking Seafood

If you read my previous post, you will know that my family, parents and I are on vacation in Maine. Whenever I come to Maine, the event I look forward to the most is the lobster dinner we make for ourselves. There is literally nothing in the world of seafood, to me, that comes close…

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…

Strawberry Shortcake

It’s strawberry season in Pennsylvania! A few weeks ago I visited my family in Northeastern PA and we decided to go picking–with the kids. Have you ever gone strawberry picking with three toddlers? Neither have I. It was an interesting experience to say the least, but we all had fun. There was a lot more…

Pesto Chango! 

Another backyard harvest I have been enjoying lately is basil.  I currently am growing 5 types of basil, but I am only pretty sure of what to do with three of the types.  I have regular basil (sweet basil), purple basil, lime basil, lemon basil and Thai basil growing. The sweet basil and purple basil,…