Grilled Gazpacho with Pickled Crab

If you want to impress with your cooking, there are a few simple techniques you can use to boost the flavors and depth of your dishes and easily elevate them to restaurant quality. One is grilling and another is pickling. In our take on gazpacho we use both.  This recipe makes a great party starter. … Read moreGrilled Gazpacho with Pickled Crab

Cucumber, Apple and Feta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken

If you’re like me, salads are most appealing this time of year. Besides being appropriately light for summer, they are a great way to incorporate and celebrate all of the lovely produce coming to the markets right now. And without the mask of heavy sauces and other tricks, the quality of each ingredient is critical … Read moreCucumber, Apple and Feta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken

Shrimp, leek and lime-stuffed cabbage dumplings

If you want to break out of the routine and try something a little different, this is the recipe for you. The lime broth really lightens up these stuffed cabbage dumplings, making it an ideal summer supper. I love tying up the dumplings like little packages hiding their surprise filling. Don’t be intimidated, you can … Read moreShrimp, leek and lime-stuffed cabbage dumplings

Deviled eggs: cumin-mustard-style

Deviled eggs have long been the victim of death by mayonnaise, but they don’t have to be. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against mayonnaise.  I just think we can do the eggs justice with a few flavor bumps. Let deviled eggs become your blank canvas for creating a masterpiece. I’ve long wanted to … Read moreDeviled eggs: cumin-mustard-style