The Pantry

Chinese Chicken Salad – Kitchen Sink Style!

Two days ago I had a great Chinese Chicken Salad and haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since.  So I decided I needed one right now!  In the fridge I had chicken thighs, butter and romaine lettuces, asparagus, an orange, sliced almonds, dried pineapple (that doesn’t happen often), and in the […]

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  February 8, 2012   No comments

Tortured Orchard’s Sweet Apple Blush

Tonight I had a craving for ice cream…nothing new there, but I wanted something different to top my good old vanilla flavor.  I’ve been harboring TORTURED ORCHARD’s SWEET APPLE BLUSH for quite a while now because I wanted to first try it in crepes, however, I am not a milk drinker and you need milk […]

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  January 7, 2012   No comments

TORTURED ORCHARD’S GOLDEN SAUCE Two Ways

This powerfully tasteful mustard pepper sauce may be my favorite of TORTURED ORCHARDS many great sauces so far!  And it is so complete with flavor that as a marinade for your protein you don’t need anything else.  It could not be more quick and easy to make a palate pleasing plate (how about that alliteration?) […]

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  December 4, 2011   No comments

TORTURED ORCHARD’S Great Seasoning Sauces!

Here’s a new product I am really excited about; Tortured Orchard All Natural Seasoning Sauces. Check out their website at http://torturedorchard.com/. I love their byline “A SPIRITED REBELLION OF FLAVORS”.  I’ll give you a quick rundown on what I am going to be experimenting with. GOLDEN SAUCE: a mustard based pepper sauce, great for proteins […]

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  October 8, 2011   3 comments

Dinner, Theater and a Cause

My friend Karla invited me up to Topanga Canyon, CA where she is a resident, for dinner and local outdoor theater one recent Friday evening.  It was a perfect night to be outside as the days had been hot, hot, hot. Usually in the Los Angeles area after sundown you need to put on a […]

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  September 3, 2011   2 comments

Barbeque Grills

It’s time to grill!  Bar-B-Q Grills are happening now!  Here are my ideas about where to buy great grills. Steaks, burgers, dogs, chicken, sausage and don’t forget your veggies.  It’s grillin’ time. Need a little help to find that great grill?  Check out what I came up with. You cannot go wrong with a Weber […]

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  June 30, 2011   No comments

Grilled Herb Shrimp with Mango Salsa Recipe

I just have to share one of my all time favorite recipes with you…Grilled Herb Shrimp with Mango Salsa!  It comes from Food Network superstar, Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa’s book, Parties! I make it as often as I can when mangos are in season, and sometimes without the salsa because I love it so […]

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  June 6, 2011   No comments