Vine-ripened watermelon, tomato, and cucumber drizzled with curry oil, dolloped with coconut cream, finished with fresh herbs and crunchy peanuts. A Thai inspired sweet-savory summer salad. This salad is pretty easy to make. However, it does require some advanced preparation. I would begin making this salad at least two hours before I intended to serve […]
It’s Sunday Funday! What could be better on a hot summer Sunday than a herbaceous peach gin and tonic? Now cucumber and gin are a pretty classic flavor combination. And to be honest, cucumber, basil and gin make an awesome cocktail on their own. But the pickled peach sends this drink over the top. Muddling […]
Sweet rolls, caramelized apple-banana filling, toasted pecans, and a sticky brown sugar, butter glaze! Perfect for your morning coffee or a midnight snack. This recipe combines two things I really enjoy eating sweet rolls and bananas. In Hawaii, bananas are grown year-round and there is always a good variety at the markets. The most popular […]
Broccoli pesto pasta…sounds healthy! Well, not exactly. If you are looking for a hearty pasta dish that sneaks in some veggies, this may be for you. This pasta is made with Italian sausage, two kinds of cheese, and just a little bit of butter. Oh yeah, there’s broccoli pesto too.
Smoking meat can sometimes be a difficult task. The temperature, type and size of the meat, the smoker, and the kind of wood all play a key role in making a good finished product. In this post, I will detail how I made this beautiful smoked brisket possible. Let’s start with the smoker. I used […]
A simple garden-fresh summer salad, that starts with delicious peach pickles! This salad all started with the peach pickles. As soon as I tasted them, I knew they would be perfect in a salad. The pickles have lots of peach flavor and are a good balance of sweet, salty, and tartness. But what to put […]