If your repertoire for cantaloupe is limited to slicing and eating on a plate consider the following: Cantaloupe Based Organic Fruit Salad (made with Cantaloupe, Strawberries, Pineapple, Blueberries and Banana) Cantaloupe Ice Pops (made with Cantaloupe, water, sugar and mint leaves) Cantaloupe Martini (made with pureed cantaloupe, water, sugar & lime mixed with Vodka & Midori) Not only are there many foods we haven’t tried but many different ways to serve the foods we now love. Go ahead, be fearless. Laugh at your mistakes and delight in your successes.
If you’re not using fresh roasted organic coffee beans then your coffee is unnecessarily sub-par. .. How do I know this? Simple chemistry and the nature of the beans. Here’s the skinny: Roasted Coffee Looses Most Of It’s Aromatics About 1 Week After Roasting: One of the largest contributing factors to the complexity and fullness of freshly roasted coffee comes about due to the presence of volatile aromatic compounds. After about one week these will deteriorate to an unacceptable level. This is one of the reasons instant is so bad, it virtually has no aromatic compounds [...click to contimue reading...]
Need a quick, delicious and cooling ice cream sandwich? Need it Organic? Need it with virtually NO WORK. Then read on: One of the things I personally don’t like about traditional ice cream sandwiches are they’re not organic, the “cookie” is mushy and they have too much ice cream and not enough cookie going on (for me anyway). Oh, and they are work if you want to make your own. So here’s a solution that uses all store bought materials and can be put together in no time. Here’s what you do: Go Shopping: Buy a [...click to contimue reading...]
Of all the blog categories to use for this post, “Try Something New” was really a no-brainer. As mentioned before, and before, ad nauseam.. we are generally stuck within culinary boundaries of our own making where we eat an extremely limited variety of foods … day..after day… after day. .. Now don’t get me wrong, Green Peppercorns won’t rock your world as something radically different, rather they’ll expand the old pepper theme with something more subtle … and open the door to other things such as sauces that you may enjoy for the first time. First some [...click to contimue reading...]
It’s hard to believe the amount of resistance and the number of fresh pineapple virgins there are out there. .. The last recipe called for fresh pineapple and it was if I was asking people to become Julia Child or something. So basically for all those who’ll never admit they’ve never prep’d one, here you go short and simple: Using a long blade knife cut the end off Cut a slice (outer rind and all) Using a paring knife go round the slice and remove the rind Lay the slice on a cutting surface and with [...click to contimue reading...]
We’ve added another category which should be fun. It’s called “Try Something New”. Now this is basically to highlight some food item or cooking technique that you can add to broaden your culinary existence. Well the first item isn’t something that most of you would consider as “something new”. It just the plain old red pepper, not the hot variety but just the red cousin of the green pepper.. sold in just about every supermarket in the civilized world. But, let me ask you this, when’s the last time you’ve incorporated this food ingredient into your [...click to contimue reading...]