Honey & Adobo Glazed Carrots and Pearl Onions

Inspired by the produce I picked up from the local farmstead, I decided to toss my recent purchases in a mixture of honey, adobo, and fresh dill, and then throw them on the grill. Simply delightful. Ingredients: Veggies (I went with the carrots and the pearl onions, but I bet these would also be a…

Smoked Salmon Spring Rolls

As the scourge of hot summer days continue, I’ve been hiding away at the beach. This has, as you can probably imagine, cut down on both my kitchen and blogging time – not that I have any reason to complain. I’ve had a gloriously relaxing couple of weeks, where my primary concern has been, when’s…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Figs

One of my friends, that I happen to be visiting with recently, is on a very restricted diet which excludes all dairy, eggs, gluten, night-shades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers…), sugar, grains, seeds, and nuts.  Honestly, I’m not sure how one functions, or even exists, on such a diet, but she insists that it’s a viable medical…

The Art of the Kale Shake

Why take multi vitamins throughout the summer months when you can sit down and drink a refreshingly sweet and tangy kale shake?  My sister and I have been experimenting with kale shakes for several years now, and we have come up with a formula of three basic ingredients that seem to be the key to…

Grilled Potatoes with Chard

This au gratin inspired dish is arranged into a potato rosette, sitting on a bed of sautéed chard and mushrooms, and sprinkled with a sharp cheddar cheese.  It falls short of being an au gratin since the top of the dish will not brown on the grill, but its rich cheese and potato flavors mimic…

Grilled Beets with Tahini

Grilled Beets (because it’s too warm out to roast them in the oven and boiling them is a pain) + Tahini (to add a level of richness that contrasts with the sweetness of the beets) = a hearty summer dish! Ingredients: 4 Beets – peeled and sliced into round of about 1/4″ thickness 1 tbsp…