Sautéed Kale with Strawberries

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Kale Sautéed with StrawberriesI purchased some lacinato kale the other day.  I know.  I know.  I’ve ranted about how tired I am of kale in everything, but chocolate pudding.  And I am tired of it, but I’m a puzzle.  Okay?  I do enjoy sautéed greens every now and then.  Continue reading

Marinated Eggplant Fans

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Marinated Eggplant Fans Fans are so summery, aren’t they?  And eggplant fans, well, what can I say? I can make an entire meal on eggplant alone.  They’re so meaty, it picks up flavors like the little sponges that it is…and are, well, just delicious.  It was a Marcus Samuelsson recipe that got me thinking about this.   Continue reading

Sea Legs™ & Sweet Pea Salad with Lemon-Yogurt Dressing

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Sea Legs & Sweet Pea Salad with Lemon-Yogurt DressingThis is a summer salad if there ever was one.  It’s perfect when the temperature soars, as it’s been doing here in the Carolinas, so this seems like the perfect dinner, giving me a delicious, quick, cold meal loaded with flavor, giving me just that little extra time I need to unpack more boxes…Yippee!!!  Continue reading

Bleu Cheese Butter

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Steak with Bleu Cheese ButterYou know, The Goddess has mentioned now and then how much she enjoys condiments…Okay, she tends to go on bit about them.  And with good reason.  Compound or flavored butters are condiments, too.  And this is one of the best.  Continue reading

Goddess of the Sea Cakes

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Goddess of the Sea CakesI really do so enjoy imitation crab meat.  I know it’s not crab meat.  I just like it.  It’s never fishy when it’s heated.  It has a nice consistency, it’s easy to work with and it just tastes so good.  And it was really good in these patties.  Continue reading

Mango-Cabbage Slaw with Sweet Chile Vinaigrette

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Mango-Cabbage Slaw with Sweet Chile VinaigretteThis is a nice, fruity and lighter version of cole slaw.  In summer, I like to add mango, pineapple, peaches, or nectarines to cole slaw.  I dress this version with a sweet chile vinaigrette, which compliments the fruit just ever-so nicely.  It’s summery.  Continue reading

Dry Rubbed, Slow-Roasted Not-Adam’s-Ribs

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Dry Rubbed, Slow-Roasted Not-Adam's-RibsIt’s time to fess up.  I do love ribs.  The Goddess likes to gnaw on bones…it’s a thing.  And she prefers her ribs to be slow-roasted in the oven, not on the grill.  You knew she was unorthodox, but the ribs don’t dry out in the oven.  You can control the moisture and well, they’re just better.  And dry rub is the secret to great ribs. Continue reading

Shaved Fennel Salad with Citrus

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017Very, very thinly sliced fresh fennel makes a wonderful salad.  It’s slightly crunchy, but not too toothsome, the citrus compliments the fennel perfectly.  The rhubarb was a nice slightly sweet, and slightly sour, too.  Balance, baby, balance.  Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans, Apricots and Parmesan

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans, Apricots and ParmesanThis is particularly delicious with fish, seafood or pork.  The thing I like about this, is that even though it’s nice Thanksgiving side dish, it’s wonderful when fresh apricots are in season.  It’s quick, easy and totally delicious.  Continue reading

Thai-Flavored Turbot with Charred Onions

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Thai-Flavored Turbot with Charred OnionsThis is a wonderful dish.  The onions are just slightly charred, a tad burned, if you will.  Turbot is a wonderful fish.  It’s just slightly meaty and a bit on the sweet side.  It lends itself well to sauces, and this lemongrass-laced sauce is perfect with it.  Continue reading