Ahi Tuna Lettuce Wraps With Sesame, Ginger Mayonnaise And Crispy Onions

Ahi Tuna Lettuce Wraps With Sesame, Ginger Mayonnaise And Crispy Onions 3
This time of year is the best for lettuce from the garden. Our new favorite to grow is Boston Bib or Big Boston from our heirloom seed collection. We buy almost all of our seeds from Bakers Creek because we know they are committed to saving heirloom seeds from all over the world….I highly recommend checking them out at rareseeds.com. Today’s lunch of lightly seared tuna with an awesome Asian inspired mayonnaise was delicious! And the little crunch from the crispy onions (also from the garden) was perfect!
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Cuban Sandwich

Cuban Sandwich

On Tuesday I shared a fabulous Cuban Mojo Pork Roast inspired by my husband’s recent trip to Florida – with the intention of making today’s Cuban Sandwiches with the leftovers. I first had a Cuban Sandwich about thirty years ago in Panama at Niko’s Cafe. Since then they’ve been a favorite of mine – but I hadn’t made them in my own kitchen until now. Citrus-marinated pork, thick slices of Tavern Ham, Swiss cheese & Dill pickles pressed between two slices of rustic bread that’s been slathered with Roasted Garlic, Peppercorn & Cilantro Aioli & a dollop of Dijon. Grilled to perfection. Now that’s a sandwich! Continue reading

Grilled Smoked Gouda & Prosciutto With Roasted Garlic, Tomato & Onions

Grilled Smoked Gouda & Prosciutto With Roasted Garlic, Tomato & Onions 2

Sometimes a grilled cheese tastes like the best tasting sandwich in the whole world. As a little girl in kindergarten back when kindergarten was 1/2 a day, I would come home and want a grilled cheese sandwich (American cheese) and tomato soup (Campbell’s). Although I wouldn’t pass on this American delight still, I think my pallet has heightened a little. I’ve said it before in a post last year… Wow! Last year? It was when I shared my Creamy Roasted Tomato & Garlic Soup with Grilled Cheese on Rosemary Garlic Bread….Well, today I decided to incorporate the roasted tomato into the sandwich with a smoked Gouda… Continue reading

Meatball Sliders

Meatball Sliders

Ok, ok… I know this might seem a bit parochial, but I think it’s a real time saver for the holidays. Meatball Sliders! My mother always fried her meatballs before she put them in the sauce, but I don’t. I put them into the sauce raw and let them flavor the sauce. Take note, I don’t use a fatty meat. I use a lean beef. Anyway, if you’re like me and have lots of visitors over the holidays…this is a quick and simple dish to have around. Who doesn’t like a meatball sub?! The perfect bite for you or your guests… Continue reading