DIY Refrigerator Pickles

I called them ‘Quickles’!!!! A Healthier version of this brine uses honey instead of sugar. Simply heat up brine to a boil. Pack your mason jars with vegetables or fruit. Fill the jar with the brine. Make sure to cover vegetables. Cool for 30 minutes. Seal and label the jars. Refrigerate overnight and its ready to enjoy! It can be store in refrigerator…

Yummy Spaguetti Squash

Ingredients: 2 medium spaghetti squash Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 cups cherry tomatoes a bunch mint a bunch basil 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 head garlic, peeled Directions: Preheat the oven to 375. Halve the squash lengthwise and remove the seeds. Brush the cut sides with the reserved garlic oil and season…

Hatch Chiles Are Here!

   They’re here!! Hatch Chiles! (Finally) Hot Chiles arrive from Mexico like a summer heatwave.… Caliente!  They surge into town around August and by September they are gone.  Adios muchachos! So buy some while they are here and I’ll  whip up some cool and exciting recipes for you to try.  It’ll be hot breeze on…

Meatloaf: An American Tradition

I have been in this wonderful country for fifteen years and always wanted to learn how to make a meatloaf. I experimented with this American comfort food while studying at Culinary school but it I never really tried to making it again. While I was working for the legendary Sky Room Restaurant in Long Beach,…