Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Much basil was collected at the garden and I was on a mission to make pesto.

Ready to eat and freeze.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Churrasco a moda da Conchita.

Butter, fresh garlic, and piri piri.

It was amazing. The chicken is seasoned beforehand, and brushed with the butter paste as it cooks on the BBQ.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fresh Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes make for a superb tomato sauce.

The tomatoes are cooked in olive oil with basil and garlic and pureed.

 Mix with your favorite pasta and enjoy. I am having lots of this stuff.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Wild Alaskan Salmon with Anaheim Pepper covered in Olive Tapanade.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


A fresh salmon stuffed with oranges is ready for the oven.

 The serving plate is complete with sauted grape tomatoes.

It made a delicious Easter meal.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Lemon season is almost over...  I have sipped, or gulped lost of lemon water.

 To ensure I have many more of those experiences I juiced the lemons and now have a nice batch of frozen lemon juice.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Garbanzo beans

Garbanzo beans.

They make a really tasty addition to any salad.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A local candy company - Cerreta

Need something to do with the kids on a day off from school?  Cerreta Candy Co. is a really fun and interesting place to visit.  They do tours too.  

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Shrimp. It tastes good.

Starts off with a simple base of sautéed onions and tomatoes and seasoning to taste.

 Sprinkle it with feta cheese.

Bake for about 15 minutes.  
I like serving it with rice.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dumkin Donuts

Dumkin Donuts has moved into the east valley.  It seems to be a thriving location.  The explorer in me had to get acquainted so we visited it bright and early.

The egg white flat bread albeit healthy did not make my taste buds happy. Must try something else.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Nothing Bundt cakes

I was handed a promotional coupon to Nothing Bundt Cakes, which got me map questing  the location because I wanted to go taste these cakes.

This boutique bakery is next door to a Target store.

It is full of pretty things that satisfy the eyes and heart.

The signature cakes look like this.

Want to have a stylish kitchen?

And look stylish while in it?

The items for sale are all about baking.

And these sweet thins are a perfect way to experience all the available flavor. Very good indeed.