Surplus Cucumbers

  We love these mini cucumbers. One of them is the perfect amount for a serving. We had already eaten several from this package but, knowing how quickly they can spoil, I needed to somehow extended their time of usefulness. Pickling is the best known and almost the only way to preserve cucumbers. They do … More Surplus Cucumbers

Guacamole Steamed Eggs

I have prepared eggs many different ways, but was only just recently introduced to steamed eggs. The eggs are blended with twice the volume of liquid, strained and cooked in a steamer. The result is a very light silky smooth custard. Learning of this technique opened up a whole new culinary playground for me. The … More Guacamole Steamed Eggs

What I Crave

One of the junk food items I allow myself to bring into the house and keep on hand is corn chips. I love Fritos® as a salad topping, especially a Tex-Mex black bean or haystack type salad. Sure, you can dip a carrot or piece of cauliflower into salsa or guacamole, but sometimes there is … More What I Crave

Nachos & Guacamole

Found some very small but mature tomatillos in the garden. A couple avocados needed to be eaten, and there were also a couple of sweet red peppers from the garden, so I decided to make guacamole. I put the tomatillos, peppers and a radish in a small food processor and gave them a coarse grind. … More Nachos & Guacamole