Spa Cuisine Recipes

Mixed Grill Kabobs

“The trouble is, you cannot grow just one zucchini.  Minutes after you plant a single seed, hundreds of zucchini will barge out of the ground and sprawl around the garden, menacing the other vegetables.  At night, you will be able to hear the ground quake as more and more zucchinis erupt.” –   Dave Barry We…

Oven Roasted Garlic Heaven

“Garlic is the ketchup of intellectuals.” ~Author Unknown Oven Roasted Garlic So good for you, so yummy, so easy to prepare. A nice appetizer with baguette, fantastic pizza topping and a good accompaniment to Ploughman’s Lunch Heat oven to 350 Cut the tops off two whole heads of garlic. Place in a small, glass, oven…

thai coconut chicken soup

“The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk.” ~Dustin Hoffman This lovely soup makes a wonderful first course for a summer meal or a delicious light lunch. It’s good for you and so easy to put together. 3 large, boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2…

Memorial Weekend Staycation

“Ah, there’s nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” ~Jane Austen We’re just wrapping up another five day staycation, and it was so incredibly relaxing. Lots of delectable meals out, hammock naps, and morning walks when the sun and mist are rising over the bluff… It started on Saturday when we went to our…

Ploughman’s Lunch

Ploughman’s Lunch Jeff and I enjoyed Ploughman’s lunch on the front porch today while it rained. So romantic… Ploughman’s lunch is a cold snack, or small meal much like high tea, the main difference being that ‘high tea‘ usually includes a hearty meat course. Both originated in the UK. Ploughman’s lunch is usually composed of:…

Grilled Fish Tacos

“South of the border, down Mexico way. That’s where I fell in love where stars above, came out to play. And now as I wonder, my thoughts ever stray. South of the border, down Mexico way…” ~Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr We first enjoyed fish tacos while vacationing in Maui. There’s a great little Mexican…

Armchair Travel & Caribbean Fare

“The market ladies sell spice necklaces–garlands of cloves, cinnamon bark, bay leaves, cocoa beans, mace and nutmeg–that are irresistible. I now have them hanging all around the boat, making it smell spicy and delicious. Mangoes are in season, and literally falling off the trees–an embarrassment of mangoes, to someone from the north. We feel duty…

Firecracker Sweet Potato Wedges & Cajun Dip

“… brings to mind a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town.” ~Diane Ackerman This isn’t your every day sweet potato recipe. These little wedges are sweet and spicy and flavorful. Perfect with grilled steak or pork chops, or as an appetizer. The dipping sauce is…

Current Crush-Piccolini Pasta-Mini Bowties

Have you seen the cutest pasta in the world? I noticed this on the shelf next to the only store bought pasta I’ll use, Barilla (I prefer homemade.). Barilla also makes this adorable ‘baby’ pasta, Piccolini. My favorite are the baby bowties, and here is a good for you recipe using them. They’d also be…

Yummy Lunch Salad

Elaine: No, no. How about if you bring me back something? George: Sure, all right, what do you want? Elaine: Um, hum, I don’t know.. . . A big salad? George: What big salad? I’m going to the coffee shop. Elaine: They have big salads. George: I’ve never seen a big salad. Elaine: They have…