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…

Central Mexican Style Guacamole

Milk Street Kitchen strikes again! I’ve been obsessed with this magazine lately.  I love unique flavors from around the world, so many recipes are catching my eye.  I had some avocados and fresh cilantro from the garden on hand, so when I saw this recipe for Central Mexican Guacomole, I knew I had found a great use for…

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…

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,…