Cuisine

SugarPearl’s Studio Kitchen: Cookin’ Shrimp Stuffed Salmon!

My daughter, Camille,  has a weekly rendezvous with Sugar Pearl.  She raves, “Sugar Pearl can burn! I love her recipes!”  I’ll admit it; I have never attempted to cook one of her scrumptious-looking recipes, but then I’m not a cook like my kid.  I just love to watch…

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Abundant Minestrone

Nothing exemplifies nature’s plentiful variety of vegetables and flavors like homemade Minestrone soup. The mouthwatering fragrance and the colorful mix of vegetables are a feast for the senses. This recipient allows for ingredients always in season and available, as well as canned, and frozen grocery store staples. It…

Excerpt from Spicy: Abundance Bakery and MY Upside-down Cupcakes

So, I was commenting on a post about what identifies Chicago, (thanks, Lorraine), and I posted a picture of Abundance. Bakery.  I couldn’t believe that I was publishing an issue of Garden Spices Magazine on the topic, Abundance and that I had not thought of my Chicago crave…

Caribbean Kitchen with Julies: The Incredible Johnny Cakes

  Johnny Cakes are a staple throughout the Caribbean.  You can eat them with saltfish, barbecue, and almost anything you put on a Caribbean plate.  They’re crispy, light, and there’s and if you add the optional sugar, a  sweetness that makes you want more and more. Oh, they…

Mi Casa, Su Casa, Lemon Butter Orzo Chicken

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 pound chicken breasts or small thighs kosher salt and pepper 1 Meyer or regular lemon, sliced 2 tablespoons butter 1 clove garlic, minced or grated 1 cup orzo pasta 1/3 cup white wine 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth…

Sarin’s Thai: PAPAYA SALAD

Thai Papaya Salad  “Just add the things whatever you like in it.” – Sarin INGREDIENTS 2 small under-ripe (green) papaya* 3 large whole carrots (peeled) 1 cup mixed greens (cabbage, spinach, romaine (your choice) 2 medium tomatoes (halved and cut into bite-size pieces) 1 cup Thai noodles 1…

MI Casa, Su Casa: Balsamic Thick Cut Pork Chops

Two large bone-in thick cut pork chops (approx: 1 ½ inches thick) One large sweet onion quartered Two tablespoons of olive oil Four tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning Two tablespoons of All-Purpose flour One cup of good quality balsamic vinegar Two large sprigs of fresh rosemary Two cloves…

Caribbean Kitchen with Julies

How about a Caribbean Thanksgiving meal?  Not that the holiday is celebrated on St. Maarten, but when I saw this plate of deliciousness, I thought about the traditional fare and the spice-up of a Caribbean plate.-Victorine Heat oven to 350  Ingredients for Baked Turkey Wings Vinegar or lime/lemon…

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Space Saving Storage in the Kitchen

I have a small, open concept galley style kitchen. I absolutely love to cook and have tons of cooking gadgetry, tools, and ingredients. It is an ongoing challenge to have an orderly kitchen, but with everything you need accessible and visually pleasing. Through trial and error, trolling cooking…