Fruit tarts are festive holiday treats

I found a tart pan in a thrift store, and for $1 I couldn’t resist buying it. I have always dreamed of making a fruit tart of my own. I have always admired the beautiful fruit tarts I’ve seen in bakeries. Some were beautiful pieces of art that tasted as good as they looked. Others? […]

Try this guilt-free comfort food

One of the things I have come to love since coming to the South is red beans and rice. I’m not really crazy about beans, but the rich aroma grabbed me and stuck in my head until finally I had to make some for myself. The only problem is, it is laden with andouille sausage, […]

What on Earth do you do with a chayote?

Anybody who knows me knows to expect me to come up with something unusual. That doesn’t mean it’s always good. Just unexpected and different. I was feeling pretty playful when I walked into the Asian market to get some Thai basil and a few other things when I spotted the chayote. It was calling my […]

Guacamole is a treat to share with friends

Avocados are one of my favorite foods. I go through phases where I will eat one every day. I love the creaminess, the vibrant color. Second best to eating them as they are is turning them into guacamole, made with fresh ingredients and served fresh. It’s best served with friends.