Salads

The Art of The Fruit Salad, Bone-Crushed Tired, and Self-Care

The Art of The Fruit Salad, Bone-Crushed Tired, and Self-Care

I’ve been so tired lately. I’ve been bone tired. Bone crushingly tired. Guts-smashed tired. I’ve been the tired-est of my tired. Rock bottom tired. Yes, I had the flu. But it’s more than that. It’s years and years of work, and raising a family, and […]

Summer Charcuterie Board

Summer Charcuterie Board

Hello, hello!  It took longer than I expected to post this as I’m still pushing my way through my disaster of a house.  We’ve lived here long enough now to just start trashing the place, apparently.  No worries!  Such is life! Hey, before I list […]

Taco Salad, We Love You!

Taco Salad, We Love You!

I seem to remember some kind of controversy surrounding taco salads back in the 90’s.  I don’t know if it came from TV or health class or some kind of fitness magazine – but suddenly, the “unhealthiness” of taco salads seemed to be something worth […]

Cold Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad

Cold Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad

I’ve been writing recipes like mad lately, and I had my whole freezer stocked with the goodies for my “Light Summer Series”, of which I was going to start photographing this week.  One recipe per day, I figured.  It was a perfect plan!  Until my two-year-old turned off […]

Fresh Persimmons with Moroccan Rosewater and Okinawan Honey

Fresh Persimmons with Moroccan Rosewater and Okinawan Honey

Persimmons are in season right now in Okinawa. I’ve had several people ask me what they taste like. An orange? A mango? Yes. Kind of a combination of orange and mango, but with flesh like a mango. Sort of. The skin is firm and almost […]

Persimmon Pico de Gallo

Persimmon Pico de Gallo

It’s autumn in Okinawa.  While the leaves are not turning, and we are far from the light frost of the winter, you will find an abundance of Asian fall fruits in the local markets. Global cuisine.  It’s a new phenomenon.  We modern humans so well-traveled, and have such accepting […]