• Recipes

    Sesame Chile Tempeh with Gingered Watermelon Salsa Recipe

    This is probably one of those, “I am the last to know” situations, but I wanted to tell you about a really great cooking show that I recently discovered. I get only basic cable tv at this time, so I find some shows and channels coming through that I have never heard of before. One of those channels that I can’t get enough of is create tv. It is also online at www.createtv.com. One of the cooking shows on the channel is Christina Cooks (online at www.christinacooks.com). Christina Pirello, MFN, CCN, “creates” an entertaining show by actually teaching a class that is informative and laced with humor. I love her…

  • 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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