The thing that makes a Vietnamese spring roll especially tasty is that it combines the freshest ingredients together in a relatively bite-sized manner – fresh herbs, sweet and juicy boiled shrimps and crunchy vegetables. Herb lovers like myself would definitely enjoy every bite of this roll given the strong basil and mint tastes packed within the rice papers....more
Yes, I am aware that it is still only August, but like a lot of people, I LOVE fall and can't wait until it gets here. Snuggly clothes, pumpkin flavored everything, using the fireplace, lighting candles, drinking potfuls of tea apologetically... you get the drift.
Growing up, I was no fan of salmon. Back then, at our house, salmon meant something from a can with a shaft of spine in the center. Ick.My mother made three salmon dishes that I remember, not at all fondly: Salmon and eggs (I insist you leave a comment if you’ve ever heard of, or eaten, this.), salmon stew and salmon patties. I didn’t eat any of them....more
Made with real mint leaves – sort of. At least I made the best use of whatever buds were growing from my mint pot. They are not growing very quickly though, so the next time I make this ice-cream, it would probably be after summer this year....more
Based on the title alone I'm going to guess one of two things is going through your head. Some of you are saying 'yuck' not interested. Some of you are saying 'tried it' or a variation of it and LOVE it.This is a recipe we've been grilling since I was a little girl. Let's actually call it a combination as it doesn't seem complicated enough to be called a recipe. Pickles and bacon. If you like both of those food items but have never tried them together...you're missing out!...more
Summer is always a crazy busy time for us which means that I need recipes that are going to help me get dinner on the table quickly. Not only that, but I look for food that's going to taste good and will make enough for leftovers (I love leftovers for lunch). My husband just got a new job that will require him to bring lunch to work now too, so let the leftover wars begin....more