• Quick Bites

    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…

  • The Pantry

    New, Interesting, Unusual Hors d’oeuvres, Appetizers and Starters

    If you are looking for alternates for the usual, ho-hum hors d’oeuvres, appetizers or starters, have a look at this list of some of my favorites.  1.  Sesame Ginger  Soba Noodles in Spoons This is the only hors d’oeuvres on this list that is really only for small parties…unless, of course if you choose to rent or buy several spoons (see photo).  Easy to prepare and you can make them the day before.  2.  Polenta Crostini with Balsamic Red Onion and Blue Cheese A great alternate to the usual bread crostini. 3.  Tostaditas with Corn Salsa This can be served chilled or at room temperature.  A nice feature if you are running…

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