I grew up drinking guava nectar, my first real introduction being rare, but exciting trips to a Puerto Rican corner store with my mother. She would spoil me with tiny bananas, coconut candies and other goodies not found in our neighborhood stores. Opening up...
I wasn't sure how I was going to post this recipe during the summer since everyone wants a good BBQ recipe that actually uses a grill, but here I was preparing an oven-baked BBQ chicken recipe because that's what...
While still experiencing the heat of the summer, it's always nice to have a refreshing, light salad to accompany other summer foods. I love this salad not only because I love the addition of  lime juice to salads, but I...
I don't know about you, but my time in the kitchen just keeps on getting shorter and shorter and my patience level for long, drawn out dishes and cooking is sort of unmentionable these days. I want fast, but delicious...
The word ‘escabeche’ comes from the Arabic word ‘sikiube’, which means ‘acid’, and is a method for light pickling. In Mexico, escabeches combine vinegar with citrus juices, bay leaves and other herbs. This is a Mayan recipe, so it...
Our garden zucchini isn't ready yet, but our basil plant is quite full and the local markets are carrying really nice and plump striped zucchini that I love so much. These two ingredients prompted me to come up with...
 As a kid I remember having popsicles from those thin and vertical ziploc-like bag almost every day of the summer. My mom used to buy them from the grocery store and many times they weren't frozen until you put...
Going back to Ohio this year at the cusp of summer's end and the start of fall was a really blessed opportunity to appreciate what's so beautiful about rural communities, ethnic neighborhoods and simple, all-American living. I was born...

Sweet Grape Spread

If you don't have time to jar all those end of summer fruits, try this recipe instead for a wonderful spread. It's absolutely delicious on toast, croissants and even pancakes. There's no pectin needed, no jarring or preserving necessary-...
This is such a quick summer dish. Use herbs that are ready for picking, which come perfectly paired with grilled chicken. You can use dried herbs for this dish, but the flavor will not be as intense as using the fresh...

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