cantaloupe jam with tarragon
Relishes, Jams and Jellies

Melon Jam with Tarragon – Home Made Summer Giveaway

Melon Jam? with Tarragon? What is Tarragon anyway? You can use it in more than Béarnaise sauce? Is the jam any good? Yes. Yes. An herb. Yes. Yes. I understand your confusion. Melon is not the first fruit that comes to mind for jam making to me either. Sure, I have made Watermelon Rind Preserves, but I never thought of… Continue reading Melon Jam with Tarragon – Home Made Summer Giveaway

10 tomato free salsa recipes
Appetizers, Relishes, Jams and Jellies

10 Tomato Free Salsa Recipes

What do I have against tomatoes in salsa? Not a thing. I love a good tomato salsa, particularly Pico de Gallo in the summer time when tomatoes are at their peak! But, I also like other kinds of salsa. So, in honor of the pseudo-Mexican holiday next week, I thought it would be fun to… Continue reading 10 Tomato Free Salsa Recipes

Bahia Fruit Salad - Pineapple and Melon Salsa or Fruit Salad based on the one served at Café Bahia in San Diego, CA.
Desserts, Fruit, Sauces

Spice Up Your Meals with this Melon and Pineapple Fruit Salad.

Have you ever made something and people ate it wrong and it turns out they created something equally awesome? It just happened to me on Sunday. I had "fruit duty" for Easter dinner, so I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and make some Bahia Fruit Salad so I could get some better photos of it… Continue reading Spice Up Your Meals with this Melon and Pineapple Fruit Salad.

Fruit, Relishes, Jams and Jellies, Vegetables and Salads

Fruit of the vine

Ah summer time........ when gardens are bursting with fresh produce.  Here in Southern California, vine fruits are in season.   I'll offer some suggestions on other produce in future blogs, but today it is melons and grapes. All kinds of ripe melons are beginning to become available at low prices at the grocery store, which is… Continue reading Fruit of the vine