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My Caipirinha

My Caipirinha

On a hot Summer day, a Brazilian Caipirinha is a refreshing change from the ordinary. Fresh lime, raw sugar, cachaça and cold seltzer come together easily bringing with them images of sandy beaches, tropical breezes and vacation. Nothing to make ahead and no shaker...

Plum Frangipane Tart…Fancy Name, Simple Tart

I finally found some ripe plums.  This makes me very happy because it’s an excuse to make a plum frangipane tart.  I really like this tart because:  A)  the rich sweet almond flavor reminds me of marzipan and matches beautifully with ripe soft fruit and B)...

South Arlington Chunky Guacamole

In the Summer, I make guacamole about once a week.  Avocados are $1 each at the Hispanic market down the hill and they call to me.  Although there are many ways to make guacamole, I like mine chunky with lots of stuff in it.  If you don’t like tomatoes or onion...

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

You can’t buy this ice cream in a store. When it comes to mint chocolate chip, this is the real deal. That green is all natural and results from cooking (aka steeping if you want to get all technical) fresh mint leaves in half-and-half and cream. My mouth starts...

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