Grilled Cinnamon Apples with Homemade Brown Sugar and Caramel Ice Cream

I love homemade ice creams. Occasionally I crave apples. So, I decided to mix the two for a mouth-watering dessert. This is a lightly grilled cinnamon apple with homemade brown sugar and caramel ice cream topped with warm caramel just as its served! Yummy! I won’t go through all of the recipe step-by-step because it’s as…

WORTH READING: How Will Technology Change Farming?

FROM GRIST.ORG.  Farmers are looking for information to help them grow more with fewer resources and less environmental impact. The “Internet of Things” — in the form of cheap sensors to measure water and soil composition — could help them do that. You’d have to work hard to make a breakthrough improvement on the smartphone at this point….

Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeno with Passion Fruit Aioli

If you like some heat, this is a good dish for you. It’s simple to make and a hit at an appetizer party. HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED 3/4 pounds of chorizo 10-12 jalapeno 1 tablespoons of passion fruit concentrate One egg yolk 3 tablespoons of canola oil SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU Cut jalapeno…

Refreshing Treat: Ice-Cold Hibiscus Tea

What a refreshing summer treat: a nice cold glass of freshly made hibiscus tea. Pour over some ice and sip all afternoon! Hibiscus tea is known as a sour tea. So don’t expect that good ‘ol Southern sweet tea many of us grew up with. I know some people add a little more sugar than…

WORTH READING: “The Un-Restaurant Trend”

A nice article about the changing culture of “dining out”. Read more from FOOD AND WINE.  “The real innovation is the overall experience. Lazy Bear didn’t feel like any dinner party I’ve ever been to; a more apt comparison might be a meal in a luxurious private club where the member who invited you got…

Chili Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Ribbons and Raspberries

The assignment: Mexican food for a Meetup dinner party. I always do a dessert but wanted to avoid the traditional. So, I decided to do a Mexican chili chocolate cheesecake with chili chocolate ganache ribbons and a raspberry on top. It was a little spicy but the layers you see in the photos help give…

Paleo Szechuan Chicken Lettuce Wrap

They may look overly simple. But wraps can pack quite a punch and are often very healthy for you. This recipe was for a quick lunch bite on the balcony with an ice-cold glass of hibiscus tea. HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED ¼ pound of ground chicken ½ cup of chopped mushrooms ½ chopped onion…

WORTH READING: How to Turn Your Love of Cooking Into Extra Cash

MoneyTalksNews  posted a nice article about the trend of local or private chefs embarking on a new trend in dining – shared dining. We call it the “Uber of dining”.  We are happy to be a part of Eatwith.com in Austin Texas. Check out the listings here. Meantime, give the MoneyTalkersNews article a read: “No fewer…

Easy Gluten-Free Focaccia

Ingredients 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons tapioca flour 1/4 cup rice flour 1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoons of granulated sugar 1/4 cup of whole milk 1 1/8 teaspoons of dry yeast 1 large egg whites, lightly beaten 3 tablespoons of…

Tasty Mojito Ice Cream- A Cool Dessert for Hot Summer Evenings

This will mix a favorite drink (a mojito) with a favorite dessert (home-made ice cream). This is also a wonderful pairing with the “Super Mango Mojito Sorbet” for a tasting party. Here’s what you will need. 2/3 cups of lime juice 1 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of your favorite rum 2 cups of heavy…