Cilantro doesn’t grow well in hot weather so I have been purchasing it all summer. I like to always have it on hand, and since it either gets used up or is no longer fresh by the time I visit the store again cilantro never gets crossed off the shopping list. Now that the summer … More Cilantro/Lime/Jalapeño Rice With Black Beans
Yesterday I made corn crêpes using finely ground cornmeal. We enjoyed them with black bean chili, and the extras we ate drizzled with honey. They tasted just like cornbread. I made corn crêpes again this morning and used them to make scrambled egg enchiladas with cilantro sauce. This time I used masa harina instead of … More Corn Crepes With Scrambled Eggs & Spicy Cilantro Sauce
Today was leftovers day so no new dishes to report. I did however preserve some fresh herbs in the freezer. First I blended cilantro with olive oil, a little kosher salt and a pinch of citric acid. I froze the blended cilantro in small portions in a mini ice cube tray. After making basil salt … More Preserving Cilantro & Basil In The Freezer
That the seasons are changing is becoming more and more evident. The predicted temperature for tomorrow is 22ºF cooler than what we experienced yesterday. The basil plants are flowering in their determined effort to go to seed and reproduce. The final harvest of this year’s tender herbs and vegetables is at hand. First frost in … More Herbal Salts
I think I have found my new favorite breakfast egg dish. It was made in the Cuisinart® Oven Central® but could have been made in a skillet with a lid. I sautéed whole cumin seeds, red onions and jalapeño peppers with a little olive oil using bottom heat only (350ºF). I then added fresh spinach … More Huevos Buenos
We love salsa! Salsa has the important role of creating a first impression on a first visit to a new Mexican restaurant. It is one of several elements which combine to form our opinions of the establishment (the margaritas are another important criteria). Cilantro is an ingredient I like to see in a salsa. I have … More Probiotic Salsa
Seeing Kushi’s recipe for Green Coconut Chutney on Kushi’s Kitchen put me in the mood for idli. My chutney isn’t as smooth as hers but it tastes good nonetheless. My little food processor isn’t very efficient. I simply must get a new one.
I love cilantro (fresh coriander)! It is one of my favorite fresh tender herbs, but I know people who can’t stand the smell let alone the taste. I guess it’s another of those love it or hate it foods. I try to grow my own cilantro every chance I get, but I have found that … More Cilantro, The Tenderest Of Herbs