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The key to fabulous gingerness? Live life red.

Salmon on a chalkboard

Salmon on a chalkboard…..or a better recipe title is Broiled Salmon with Thai Sweet Chili and not plated on a chalkboard! Super easy is this one!! The salmon fillets are briefly marinated...

Steve’s (actual) Salsa Verde

Credit to Steve here! This Italian vs Mexican “green sauce” is so easy to make and goes with all manner of things from fish to beef and lamb and chicken. Stir into soups, drizzle on...

Herbed and Butterflied Leg o’ Lamb

Bahhhh humbug!! We’re too cute for this kinda work!!! 🙁 A high quality leg of lamb doesn’t need much enhancing because of its natural flavor and tenderness. The method here infuses...

Queens after all

Every ginger woman should recognize the power within herself. We were born to be Queens after all.  

Garlic soup

Carmelized roasted garlic is the star of this flavorful soup. Warning: It is not for the faint of heart! It is bursting with garlicky flavor and is a perfect starter or main dish. The pungent...

Chocolate Strawberry Fields Forever

This week was Jayon’s 13th birthday. The week rushed in and yelled summer. I wanted to bake a cake or something birthday-ish for him. So I came up with this uncomplicated torte that...

Polenta pizza for president

I can’t seem to get enough polenta lately. I grill it or bake it, top it with tomatoes, vegies and cheese. It’s my substitute when Ken tells me I am going to turn into a taco if I...

Bee-inspired: Spin your honey

Real raw honey crystallizes, and that’s a good thing. The crystallization process is natural and spontaneous, preserving the flavor and quality of the honey. As a robust honey user, this...

My Big Fat Greek Yoghurt

Never take yoghurt from strangers. Make your own. Why did I ever think it was complicated or impossible to make gloriously thick, rich, creamy yoghurt? It is not complicated in the least, and it...

Am I granola?

I am powerless in the face of this granola! It calls my name from the cabinet and insists I eat spoon after spoon of it every time I see the zip lock bag I lovingly store it in. Do I qualify as...

Pique: Puerto Rican style hot sauce

This orange-y liquid hot sauce in a bottle is unofficially the national hot sauce of Puerto Rico. It’s vinegary, garlicky, and spicy to perfection–my kind of chilli pepper madness....

Say it ain’t so

  The Cuban beer crisis is now official. State-run brewery Bucanero can’t produce enough of its two most popular beers—Cristal and Bucanero—to keep up with rising tourist...

Ginger with an attitude

“Having red hair is never good when you’re a kid. I was picked on alot and didn’t have many friends. But I think that gave me a thick albeit pale skin and helps to make me a...
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When the first ever blanquette was made, the person cooking it knew it would be paired with a simple but satisfying red.