Guilt Free Romaine Tacos

 Guilt-Free Romaine Tacos Eat tacos without the guilt! Ingredients:1 lb ground beef or turkey2 garlic toes1/2 cup chopped onion1 jalapeno pepper, seeds taken out and chopped2 Tbsp olive oil (coconut oil)seasonings to your liking. I used 1/2 Tbsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 Tbsp tomato bouillon, 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon.Romaine lettuce leavessour cream or greek yogurtsalsaAvocado dressing, (recipe follows )Directions:...more

How To Cold-Smoke Your Own Halloumi Cheese

Photo credit: Nancy Anne HarbordNo, this isn’t a dream… I have smoked me some halloumi!...more

Marinated Flank Steak for Father's Day

When I was a kid, my dad enjoyed grilling out. He had a little charcoal grill, and there was something about the smell of those coals burning. I always knew something good was coming when I smelled it.Now a days the “Dad” that lives under our roof, loves to “burn meat” as well. So to celebrate Father’s Day, we’re grilling a gorgeous flank steak that has been marinated overnight with a marinade with a Pinot Noir base....more

Spring Canapés with Parmesan, Fresh Radish & Asparagus ‘Custard’

Photo credit: Nancy Anne HarbordAnother spring recipe for you readers.And another way for me to get through the huge bunch of asparagus I bought this week. Even better, this recipe calls for the asparagus wood – the fibrous ends that you snap off and leave to rot in the back of your fridge. If you’re anything like me!...more


Corn Mango Salad(recipe and pic by Juli P.)1 16 oz. bag frozen (non gmo)corn2 tablespoons butter2 fresh limes1 large garlic clove minced or grated2 -3 ripe mangos cubed1-2 jalapenos seeded and chopped fine2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt to taste1/3 cup chopped cilantro½ red bell pepper chopped 2 avocados diced1)Melt butter in a medium high pan, add corn and cook til browned on edges. Add salt and turn off heat....more

France in Spring

What I've Been UpTo - France in Spring - Part 1The latest trip has been to Burgundy wine country in France.  We went for eight days and scheduled lots of things to do and places to see. ...more
Sounds delightful!  My in-laws are headed to Italy in a week and am hoping I can get to Europe ...more

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Monday, June 9, 2014Father's Day Gift Ideas We all know how important Dad is to all of us, so don't forget to get Dad something he will love for Father's Day!...more

Win a free 20x24 inch Canvas Print from your Photograph

There is a 'photo contest' at this month with a free print on canvas giveaway which the winner will receive a 20" x "24 (50 x 60 cm) customized canvas print! You can upload your nicest photograph here:  Photo Contest and the winner will be voted on and anounced by Love Custom Art when all the votes are in at the end of the month.  ...more

Rhubarb & Rose Purée for Desserts & Cocktails

Photo credit: Nancy Anne Harbord...more