Pico de Gallo and Edible Bread Spoons

I love salsas of all kinds because of the different veggies, herbs/spices and fruits you can use. A tomato based salsa is best when fresh tomatoes are available. I made this recipe during off season and used Roma tomatoes. You can see the tomatoes are not very red but when you add the lime, jalapeno, … Continue reading

Herb and Flower Crystals for Sweet and Savory Dishes

I have always enjoyed cooking/baking with flowers and herbs.  When I saw these crystals recently I thought “what fun” and something new for me as I am always eager to try something different.    Another snow storm is coming today and the coldest weather we have had in 20 years.  Winter is going strong now with 3 months to … Continue reading

Cucumber Melon Salsa

I like to serve salsas alongside a main dish especially during the summer  months when all of the vegetables and fruits are so fresh here in Michigan. Cantaloupes are a favorite fruit when they are ripe and juicy.  I use to grow them in Manchester in my big 40 x 120′ garden.  My only problem was so many of … Continue reading

Watermelon Salsa

This is one of the best salsas I have ever had, the fresh fruit, lime and basil makes all of the difference.  This recipe comes from the Food Network which I have adapted to my taste and is now a favorite that I am sure family and friends will enjoy.  

Feta Cheese Corn Salsa

I love the flavors in this salsa – it would be so much better with fresh Michigan corn, but not until August! Oops! I forgot to add the red onion!

Margarita Grouper with a Tomato Salsa

This is a very flavorful dish with the orange and lime marinade and then topped off with a fresh tomato and jalapeno salsa.    Margaritas are enjoyed in my family so I always have the ingredients on hand.   They do sell these convenient mini bottles of ready-to-go margaritas, about 1 cup per bottle,  just enough to marinate a few fillets.

Asiago Tilapia with Mango Salsa

This is a mild, fairly thin fish that needs some extra flavor, like breading or perhaps a salsa.  This is one of the few fish I will buy frozen, if I cannot find it fresh;  I am particular about my fish.  Normally, I bake all of my fish but recently I wanted something crispy.  Moderation, … Continue reading

Mango Salsa Two Ways

This is a sweet and spicy salsa that pairs perfectly with any kind of fish.  Fresh ingredients are important, if possible,  when you make this salsa.  Recently I served this with Asiago Tilapia – very good!  Recently (June 22, 2013) I have included a Weight Watcher’s recipe. Mango Salsa with Asiago Tilapia  

Salsa Chicken Three Ways

This is a very simple and nutritional Weight Watcher’s dish. I also have a recipe for the slow cooker. A third recipe comes from allrecipes.com.