• Recipes

    Zucchini and Feta Stuffed Ravioli with Cherry Tomato Sauce

    Here’s my no cost dinner!  I just emptied the fridge with everyday ingredients! Fresh zucchini, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and wontons! Dinner! Ready, set, go! I took the feta cheese out of the fridge to soften.  I had about 5 ounces. Then I blanched 2 medium sized zucchini which I had cut into circles.  (To blanch: boil a pot of water and add the zucchini for 3 minutes).  Drain and put into an ice bath (a bowl of ice water) for a few minutes to stop the cooking. Drain again and blot dry with a paper towel. Next I chopped the zucchini into very small pieces and mixed with the softened feta.  Added a…

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    After Snorkeling The Great Barrier Reef Start Dinner with a Pimm’s!

    Had a fantastic day snorkeling The Great Barrier Reef, at Airlie Beach in the Whitsunday Region of Australia. “On top of the world” while down under! Why not start dinner with a refreshing Pimm’s cocktail. Pimm’s is a liqueur usually served with ginger ale and a variety of chopped garnishes: apples, cucumber, lemons, strawberry, mint, etc…  Goes down easy. Very easy! Dinner started with an appetizer, which in Australia is called an “Entrée”, of: Tempura Soft Shell Crab Served on a Wasabi Mayo, Dressed with Asian Slaw and Sweet Soy and Citrus Glaze.  Amazing! Then our Entrée, or as it is in Australia, the “Main”:  Grilled Fillet of Local Wild Caught Barramundi Served…

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    What To Do After A Hike in Australia

    Time to eat and drink.  The rewards of hike Down Under! I recently visited Australia and my host and great friend Marilyn, wanted to show me her beautiful adopted country.  No problem, however, it wasn’t easy keeping up with my very fit friend!  Thank goodness for the spectacular views! Of course, after the hike, it was time for refreshments!  I know…now we’re talking! Don’t worry, that was just a taster of an Australian beer for me.  Yep, liked it. If I see oysters on a menu, I’m all in.  And these were so fresh I felt they came right out of the ocean in the photo above.  Maybe they did!…

  • Quick Bites,  Smörgåsbord

    Just saying…

    A salad in not a meal.  It is a style.  ~ Fran Lebowitz Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.   Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.  ~Miles Kington It takes four men to dress a salad: a wise man for the salt, a madman for the pepper, a miser for the vinegar, and a spendthrift for the oil.” ~ anonymous “my salad days, When I was green in judgement, cold in blood.” ~ William Shakespeare  

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    Fresh Herbs!

    Herbs are the fragrant leaves of plants that do not have woody stems. They can be annual or perennial. Some of the most common herbs are: basil, bay leaf, chervil, coriander, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, and thyme. Used in the culinary sense and for medicinal purposes. Herbs flavor dishes so you don’t need a lot of salt, butter, or oil. The addition of some green herbs to a meal not only makes it more appealing to the eye and taste-buds, but can also add health benefits. To store fresh herbs, rinse them with cool water to remove any dirt, then gently shake off excess moisture, and…

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    Carrots: The Vegetable for All Seasons

    Carrots are available year round…no wonder they are so popular! Actually a member of the parsley family!  Who knew? Known for their heathy properties and high Vitamin A content for over 2,000 years. When buying carrots they should be firm and smooth.  Avoid those with cracks and any that have begun to soften.  The best carrots are young and slender (as with so many other things!!  LOL!)  

  • Recipes,  Smörgåsbord

    Oven-Baked Onion Ring Recipe

    Can’t live without these! Makes 6 servings Ingredients: ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 1 large white onion, cut into ¼-inch slices 3 egg whites, lightly beaten ¾ cup plain bread crumbs   Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray Combine flour, salt and cayenne Separate the onion slices into rings FEB = dredge in Flour, dig in Egg whites, coat in Breadcrumbs Place on baking sheet and bake on top rack of oven until brown, about 10 minutes Turn onion rings over and bake until brown, 5-10 minutes I like to serve them with ketchup, of…

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    One of my favorite foods: BEANS

    Beans: Beans are seeded pods of various legumes.  They are among the oldest foods known to humanity, dating back at least 4,000 years. Legumes: Legumes are any of thousands of plant species that have seed pods that split along both sides when ripe.  Some of the more common legumes are beans, lentils, peanuts, peas and soybeans. The high-protein legumes contain some Vitamin B, carbohydrates, fats and minerals.

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