Category Archives: Appetizers

High Impression, Little Work: Roasted Garlic Bulbs

If you already happen to follow me on Instagram (itstonis), you probably know  I pretty much love to make anything food related, regardless of the skill level. Really. I’m not afraid of anything (except maybe having to cleave through a carcass or do something with organ meats.)  Although, I must confess that I LOVE making…

A Slice of Organic Life – A Is For April…And Asparagus

Longer daylight hours, warm rainy days, bits of green poking out of the hard ground…it’s finally Springtime, yo. With Spring comes all sorts of in-season produce. Off the top of your head, do you know what produce is fresh and available each month? Some of us have a slight idea: berries in the summer and…

“Soul” Food: Creative Soul 2013

I was humbled. They asked me…ME…to provide a healthy meal, nourishing both body and soul, for all of the participants of the Creative Soul 2013 writer’s retreat. Wow. Why, yes, YES…but of course! Oh, the excitement of thinking, planning, deciding, feeding and pleasing…I love this. It’s what I do. Food is my love language. Through…

Cozumel Cooking Class Part 3: Rockin’ Guacamole

(In case you missed them: Cozumel Cooking Class Part 1 & Cozumel Cooking Class Part 2) Our thirst has been quenched and appetizers have been eaten, it was time to get to the “cooking” part of of Josephina’s class. Whenever you think of throwing a “Mexican” themed party, what is the first food item that…

Might As Well Face It…

…I’m addicted to cheese. Oh how *cheesy*…many apologies Robert Palmer See all of this? Muenster, Colby, Amish Butter, String, Shaved Parmesan, Wisconsin Cheese Curds, Marinated Fresh Mozzarella and Jarlsburg Cheese Dip – I bought it all…in…one…day. *face palm* I TOLD you. Cheese Addict. Not just me, but my husband and son (and dog and cat)…

Cozumel Cooking Class Part 2: Let The Feast Begin

(In case you missed it…Cozumel Cooking Class Part 1: Meet Mrs. Josephina) Along our walk back from the “mercado,” Josephina stopped to ask us all if we wanted a beer before our dinner…but of course! We stopped in a little beer store and picked up a six-pack of Cerveza Barrilito. Josefina recommended this particular Mexican…

Don’t You Wish You Canned Those Tomatoes Last Summer?

Canned tomatoes. A love – hate relationship. Do we eat them or don’t we? With all of talk of tomato can liners containing BPA (bisphenol-A) and it’s effects…what is a person supposed to do? Unless you are growing your own, pressure canning your own tomatoes or cooking with them fresh, what other choice do you…

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