Jicama Salad

Ingredients: jicama sweet red onion yellow bell pepper green jalapeño ripe red jalapeños dates golden hominy fresh sage peppermint To prevent oxidation the cut jicama was soaked in water and vinegar until ready to use. I changed my mind about using sweet corn and used golden hominy instead.   Cilantro would have been a perfectly … More Jicama Salad

Garden Salad

Today we enjoyed the first salad of the year made mostly of things growing in the garden. As I often do, I just washed the vegetables and laid them out on the counter for each person to tear into bite sized pieces and assemble their own salad. Ingredients from the garden were: parsley spinach tender … More Garden Salad


A Mexican restaurant we used to frequent would bring three different salsas in carafes to the table along with the complimentary chips. All three were excellent salsas, but our favorite was the salsa verde which obviously had avocado as an ingredient. Despite being tempered with avocado it was the most picante of the three. Since … More Salsa/Guac

Jicama Salad

I love jicama. It is crisp like a radish, refreshingly moist and has a slightly sweet taste. I was glad to find a small jicama because the large ones seldom get finished before spoiling. There happened to be some great ingredients for a jicama salad on hand.   I soaked the peeled and cut jicama … More Jicama Salad

Hominy Salad

Last weekend Faye straightened out / organized a couple of our pantry closets, and a single can of white hominy wound up at the front of a row of canned corn. I have only eaten whole hominy a couple of times in my life, and I can’t remember what I had in mind when I … More Hominy Salad

Pomelo Salad

Pomelos show up in the supermarkets this time of year and every now and then I will purchase one. I decided to use this one in a salad.   I had only two ingredients in mind for the salad when I began preparing it: pomelo and some figs which had been soaking in coconut rum … More Pomelo Salad