Monday, July 30, 2007

Re; Photos

Chicken with Peppers
by Patty

Chicken simmered in fresh tomato sauce, garlic, and 5 kinds of peppers from the garden (anaheim, yellow chile, red bell, green bell and serranos.)

Classic Banana Bread
by Patty

Recipe from a recent issue of Cooking Light Magazine. This is very very good.

Strawberry Smoothie by Patty
In a blender, blend fresh strawberries, apple juice and orange juice.


Chargrilled Chicken
Grilled Corn and Pepper Salsa
Coconut Peanut Sauce
By Patty

Chargrilled Chicken marinated in pineapple juice, lite soy sauce, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, serrano peppers, anaheim peppers, and peppercorns. Blend marinating ingredients in blender and marinate chicken for 6 hours or overnight.

Grilled Corn & Pepper Salsa: Chargrill anaheim peppers, yellow chile peppers, and sweet corn.
Chopped all grilled vegetables, add minced garlic, golden boy tomatoes, onions and cilantro. Squeeze some lemon and season with salt and pepper

Coconut Peanut Sauce: Boil unsweetened coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, sambal, fish sauce, & sugar and some water. Season with salt and pepper.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Today' Lunch

Tomato Basil Soup Served with Toasted French Baguette Topped with Golden Tomato, Goat Cheese and Fresh Basil
by Patty

Having all these fresh tomatoes from our garden, today I started to make a batch of tomato sauce to be frozen for future use. Then I thought, I could fix a nice small pot of tomato basil soup since I also have some fresh basil from the garden. I also prepared some toasted baguette topped with goat cheese, golden tomatoes and fresh basil. Drizzle the soup and baguettes with extra virgin olive oil.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Raspberry Bread Pudding by Patty

I have officially od'd on raspberries! Thanks to our garden that has produced so much this season. Anyway, I got this Jacque Torres Bread Pudding Recipe from It's easy and it's very good!

Before Baking


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Haricot Verts with Prosciutto and Shallots
Stripe Bass en Papillote
by Kristine

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Orange Chicken
by Patty

Cut chicken breast in small pieces. Dip in beaten egg, and coat with flour and corstarch mixture. Prepared tempura batter mix can also be used. Fry until golden brown in hot oil. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix lite soy sauce, orange juice, vinegar, sugar and some salt. Set aside. Sauce is made with minced ginger and minced garlic sauteed in some hot oil. Add green onions, the sauce mixture and some chinese cooking wine. Thicken the sauce with cornstarch dissolved in some water. If sauce gets too thick, thin with canned chicken broth or water.

Tortilla Soup
by Patty

I used homemade chicken broth to make this soup. Shred and save the meat for later. In a large pot, saute garlic and some cut up corn tortilla. Add broth. Simmer for about 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat. With an immersion blender, puree the corn tortilla in the soup. You can do this in your blender if you prefer. Add the shredded chicken meat. Season with coriander, cumin, chili powder or any mexican seasoning from your pantry. I also added some pepper flakes. Serve hot in a bowl, top with diced avocado, minced cilantro, fried tortilla strips and fresh squeezed lime juice. Topping with shredded cheddar cheese is optional.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Gianna's Chocolate Whipped Cream Cake
by Patty

This is by far the best chocolate cake recipe I have ever tried. I got the recipe from the May 2005 issue of Country Living Magazine. I don't like putting recipes here, cause I usually don't have any or I don't follow them. But, I'll be glad to share this one if you're interested. Let me know if you want the recipe.