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Heirloom Tomatoes and Summer Time

Posted by Monica Yu on

Heirloom Tomatoes and Summer Time

September is here which means summer is coming to an end, and fresh Heirloom Tomato’s are growing away. Heirloom tomato’s come in all different shapes, sizes and colors; which is an exciting addition to any meal. These tomatoes come in different flavors range from high acidity to mild and almost sweet. It just depends on the Heirloom you pick while you are at the local farmers market or grocery store. These tomatoes are such a fun way to brighten up a dish you maybe preparing for friends and family. Heirloom tomatoes can be used for an appetizer or as a side dish.

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Strawberries and Summer Time

Posted by Monica Yu on

Strawberries and Summer Time

Summer is in full swing with long nights, backyard BBQ’s and Brunches that can last all day. It is sweet California Strawberry season and if you are looking for a way for you, your friends and family to cool your taste buds off take a look at this delicious recipe. What says Summer more than sweet, tart and delicious strawberries? Added to the layers of flavor with this shortbread recipe, it is a perfect way to start your morning with breakfast or end your evening as a dessert. Ingredients Shortcakes: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 3 tablespoons...

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Bourdain and Oyster Omelette

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Bourdain and Oyster Omelette

Oysters have come a long way in food history. There are hundreds of preparations and heated debates on how to cook and eat them properly. They served as as a gateway to the wonderful world of gastronomy. Just ask any esteemed foodie, chef and culinary enthusiast about their first oyster experience.                     Image from back Appetites. Photo Credit: Bobby Fisher From Anthony Bourdain's book Kitchen Confidential, he recalled a detailed childhood trip to France where he experienced oysters for the first time by a fisherman named Monsieur Saint-Jour. "I took it in my hand,...

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It's Party Time! Don't Stress, Just Breathe

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It's Party Time! Don't Stress, Just Breathe

Hosting parties can be stressful and worrying about serving wine properly may be the last thing on your mind. Even so, taking a couple simple steps to serve wine properly will greatly enhance any celebration. Selecting a special wine for the occasion and presenting it well will let your party shine as bright as that ball in Times Square. Here are a few easy suggestions to enlighten your guests and your taste buds. Sparkling Wines & Champagne, Rosé and Light Dry White Wines: These wines should be chilled to 40­–-50° F before serving. To achieve this temperature, leave the bottle...

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Blueberry Lavender Belgian Waffles

Posted by Monica Yu on

Blueberry Lavender Belgian Waffles

Mother's Day in coming up very soon and time is running out. However there is still time to do something sweet to give Mom a little sugar. We suggest trying this recipe for Blueberry Lavender Waffles! The wonderful lavender aromas add a beautiful flavor complexity to the dish that delight and surprise her. Just be sure to use edible lavender from the spice section of your local market and not from the sachet in her sock drawer. Serve these up as breakfast in bed or for dessert after a long day of spoiling and relaxation. Of course you can always...

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