Monthly Archives: January 2011

Retro Cuba Libre – Rum and Coke

1.5 ounces golden rum – look for Matusalem Classic Rum 5 ounces cane sweetened Coca Cola.  (Made in Mexico and uses can sugar rather than corn syrup.  I find mine in the local mexican grocery story by the case or … Continue reading

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Pimm’s Cup

For 1 drink: 1 and 1/2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1 Cup Crushed Ice 1 sprig of mint 3 ounces lemon/lime soda or ginger ale Orange slice Cucumber stick For a party make up a big punch bowl.  The longer the … Continue reading

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Butter Chicken (murgh makhani)

We were in Uganda with friends at the Speke hotel restaurant and they specialized in Indian Cuisine when I first tried this great dish.  It is wonderful.  So many flavors,in it’s like a party in your mouth.  I have loved it every … Continue reading

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Brushetta – Old Fashion Garlic Bread

Toasted  bread with garlic and olive oil. 12 slices of good rustic bread, baguette preferred  – cut 1/2 inch thick 1-2 garlic cloves – cut in half 1/3 to 1/2 cup virgin olive oil, a fruity olive oil is best Toast … Continue reading

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Bruschetta with White Beans

White Bean Bruschetta   1 cup canned cannelinni white beans 1/4 tsp ground sage 2 T olive oil 12 slices of bruschetta 24 arugula leeaves, washed and shredded 24 roasted red pepper slices virgin olive oil – if desired freshly … Continue reading

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Tomato and Basil Topping for Bruschetta

  2 Diced tomatoes (Some recipes would have you peel the tomatoes, not happening in my kitchen. Who has that kinda time?) 5-10 Finely chopped or shredded basil leaves Finely chopped garlic (at least one clove) Splash with Champagne Vinegarette … Continue reading

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Coleslaw with Red Cabbage and Peanuts

I didn’t eat much coleslaw as a kid, just didn’t.  But upon getting married, my mother-in-law Jacque loved coleslaw.  Her coleslaw was the creamy style without the red cabbage, but right before serving, she would add peanuts, toss and serve.  Good!  … Continue reading

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Salsa Cruda and Spaghetti

 The combination of hot pasta and fresh, cool, ripe tomatoes, basil and garlic is fabulous.  Do not serve cheese with this sauce. 3-4 large, ripe eating tomatoes 1/2 cup shredded basil leaves 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup good olive … Continue reading

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Pico de Gallo – Chunky Red Salsa

1 small onion 2-3 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped () 1-3 jalapeno peppers 1-2 T chopped cilantro 1-2 T olive oil Salt to taste Combine all the ingredients.  This is best used fresh.  Serve with grilled fish or as … Continue reading

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Guacamole

2 medium avocados, peelled and pitted juice of 1/2 lime 1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1-2 T cilantro 1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped finely 1/4 tsp ground cumin Salt … Continue reading

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