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Zaatar spice mix

I truly believe that everyone can cook, but I often forget that everyone doesn’t. It’s my theory that if you know how to cook one thing, you can cook almost anything. I’m sticking to it. Just try and push me off my soap-box.   Spices and spice mixes are an easy seg-way to making food taste great. If you have a good spice mix, you can turn to it for a multitude of simple “no brainer” recipes and come out […]

Egg Nog Lattes

I love the holiday season. Though the warm Florida sunshine doesn’t bellow that the Christmas season is upon us, it’s the sudden flood of tourists, the Christmas music on the radio and the arrival of the Starbucks Egg Nog Latte that say it best. I thought a lot about the Egg Nog Lattes this year. I’m often drawn to order the Latte but never have and most likely never will. I’ve always wanted to like Egg Nog, as it sounds […]

Mexican Quinoa Paella

Paella isn’t something I am normally drawn to nor something I often make at home. I am not a big fan of rice, or dishes that have been cooked for hours. But this particular dish brings back memories from childhood and holiday with my family in Mexico when I knew little about food and nothing about what Paella was. I only knew I loved the smell and the taste and I knew that it was a memory I would hold […]

Veggie Tip of the Month

I learned of my favorite Veggie tricks from an Italian friend many years ago. Cut ¼ inch piece off the top of a Cucumber. Rub the small piece of the Cucumber on the larger cut portion of the Cucumber several times until white foam starts to form. Wipe the foam off and slice the cucumber. This eliminates any bitterness thus enabling you to leave the skin on to eat it. The skin contains most of the vital nutrients, beta carotene […]