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The Art of a Plated Salad – Happy Mothers Day!

May 6, 2016 IMG_3917

The plated salad brings me back to my earlier days in restaurant kitchens when the Salad Plate was a popular item on every luncheon menu.  The salad plate quite often  consisted of tuna salad, egg salad and a scoop of cottage cheese, artfully presented on a bed of iceberg lettuce or maybe stuffed into a scooped out tomato.  When I was working in one of the Hotel kitchens our most popular plated salad was the Shrimp and Avocado salad stuffed into 1/2 of an avocado tossed with a very rich dressing and garnished with a few sprigs of fresh parsley.


Chilled Cucumber & Summer Spinach Soup

July 26, 2016 IMG_4982

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Serves: 4-6

Cucumbers with 96% water content are a great hydrating ingredient for this easy to prepare summer soup.  Serve this soup chilled as is or top with slice cucumbers and chopped herbs, grilled shrimp, crab meat or diced avocado.

Coconut & Blueberry Bliss Bites

July 2, 2016 IMG_4679

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Serves: 8-10

These yummy little treats are easy to make, the perfect little sweet treat with a surprise inside.   Bliss bites travel well and are a nice dessert option as is or with additional fruit and berries.