Enjoying the Bounty of Homegrown Herbs: It’s Easy and Delicious

I love cooking with fresh herbs. For the last eight summers I have been growing herbs in large pots on my deck. Not only are they beautiful to look at but I also think it is very cool to open the deck door from my kitchen and step out to harvest fresh herbs for a recipe. I have experimented with growing different types of herbs. … Continue reading Enjoying the Bounty of Homegrown Herbs: It’s Easy and Delicious

Frisoles Colombianos con Arroz, Chorizo, y Aguacate

Easy Colombian Beans with Rice, Chorizo, and Avocado Serves 4 How about impressing your friends with a delicious and easy to make Colombian dinner. Frisoles or fríjoles are a very typical meal in the state of Antioquia where my city Medellin is located. Frisoles is the food of the mountains, the food of the people, and the food of comfort. If you find yourself in … Continue reading Frisoles Colombianos con Arroz, Chorizo, y Aguacate

Mi Chimichurri Es Tu Chimichurri

My friends have been after my Chimichurri sauce recipe for a while now. I have experimented with various recipes over the years and have finally put the following recipe in writing. Chimichurri is a sauce originally from Argentina and is widely used in Latin America cuisine. It is a herb sauce used on grilled meats, both as a marinade and as a finishing sauce. The … Continue reading Mi Chimichurri Es Tu Chimichurri

Colombian Kheema Matar

  A Story of Food, Friendship, and Finicky Eaters When we lived in Westport, CT one of our dearest and closest friends were from India. We spent countless evenings talking, laughing, dancing, drinking, and mainly eating. Some gatherings were planned and others were very spontaneous. We would telephone each other and the next thing we knew we would have planned a feast of Indian, Colombian, … Continue reading Colombian Kheema Matar

Guacamole, A Family Affair

There is nothing more delicious than freshly made guacamole and it’s so easy to prepare. Our family loves cooking together and we often make guacamole. Recently, my son, Connor, who loves to help in the kitchen with anything that involves chopping, helped prepare the onion and smashed the guacamole. My husband, Curt, and daughter, Clara, the family photographers, helped stage the photo shoot. And well, … Continue reading Guacamole, A Family Affair