Have a Safe and Fun Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend is “The beginning of Summer”, the kickoff to summer. But let’s not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day-a day on which those who died in active military duty are remembered. The symbol of the white rose is of peace, sympathy and spirituality. It’s a symbol of honor to our heroes who have…

Southeast Asian Longan Fruit

Longan Fruit. How beautiful, dainty, exotic and sweet is this South Eastern Asian fruit? It is a hidden gem that I found in Chinatown section of New York City; sold on every street corner by the food vendors. At first glance I thought this small round brown fruit was lychee, but to my surprise it…

Happy, Safe & Healthy 4th of July!!!!

Hello everyone, and Happy July 4th! Today is a celebration of our Independence here in the United States from England, celebrated in 1776.  But to get that independence we should honor and not forget the people that fought for this liberty and who even lost their lives. They were very courageous people. Today, we still…

Happy Halloween Apple Marshmallow Treats !!!!

Happy Halloween everyone! Time to take your little trick or treaters out for some yummy candy. Lots of candy, sugar, sticky and gooey treats that all kids, big and small love. But you can still make some fun and healthy treats for the big and small kids that are actually not so bad for you,…

A Fun Treat for this Weekend……Organic Strawberry Sauce

Weekends are a time to relax, sleep in, stay in your comfy clothes, watch TV, hang out with your family, friends, pets or solitude. Weekends are also a time to indulge in some comfort food or that sweet something you have been saying no to all week long. Let’s face it, we work hard and…

Individual Apple Pies – No Sharing Involved

Good old American apple pie, a staple of American dessert. The aroma of fresh apples and cinnamon baking in the oven is so enticing to just about everyone. With the cooler nights approaching, this will create a heavenly scent that no one will be able to resist. But how about individual apple pies? No sharing…

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

      Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is an ancient grain dating back over five thousand years to the Inca civilization of South America. The Incas referred to this beautiful grain as the  “Supergrain”  because of its’ unique qualities. It contains more high quality protein than any other grain and its one of the best sources…

Decadent, Moist, Dark, Chocolate, Fig Cake

The title says it all! Wow, this is one of the best cakes I believe I ever baked. But, you only need a small piece because it is so rich and moist and, delicioso! Just dust some powdered sugar on top, serve it with either milk, coffee, tea or even a nice glass of red…

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp With Watermelon And Basil

It’s in the high 80’s and you don’t really feel like cooking anything that will create much heat in the kitchen  but you still want something nutritious, and great tasting. Hmm, what shall you make? How about some prosciutto (Italian ham)wrapped shrimp served with a cool and refreshing watermelon and basil? You get both savory…

Lime Basil Shrimp With Mint Melon Salad

If you are looking for some ideas for  fresh Spring meals, you need to try this delicious, quick  and colorful recipe. I simply love how easy this is to prepare and it looks so festive. It basically took less than 15 minutes, including the prep and it provides, protein and many valuable vitamins. If you…

Prosciutto Wrapped Pears Filled with Parmesan Reggianno Cheese

  This is a very beautiful anytime snack to serve when you are in the mood for something sweet and savory. These beautiful, sweet pears become sweeter when baked and are a compliment with with salty prosciutto and delicate parmesan reggianno cheese. I topped them with some fresh rosemary for that woodsy taste that goes…

Strawberries

Growing up in the Czech Republic and here in the States we didn’t have a cookie jar, we had fruit bowls. Fruit was our snack, everyday. My mom would always have a variety of fruit on hand and when we wanted something sweet, we would either take a bite of an apple or pear, peel…