Cioppino Stew

Cioppino Stew is my fish monger’s favorite. And, since he gets fresh fish almost everyday it’s really easy for me to make! When making Cioppino Stew, I strongly suggest going to a fish market you trust. Before I had my very own monger at home, I got to know the seafood department very well. I…

Mahi Fish Tacos

Mermaids like tacos too! The beautiful mystical creature swimming in the deep depths of the sea, she hunts her prey devours and spits out the bones. If a mermaid where human for a day she’d probably devour these tacos! Ingredients and Recipe: mahi-mahi (skinned and boned) – napa cabbage – plain greek yogurt – several…

JJ’S Teriyaki Chicken

A Pimped Out Teriyaki Sauce   1 cup Coconut Amino Teriyaki Sauce 1/2 cup Shoyu 1/2 cup sake Minced ginger and garlic Toasted sesame seeds Red pepper flakes Mix together use half for chicken and half for stirfry. Teriyaki Chicken 2 leg quarters 1/2 cup Brown sugar 1/2 cup Ginger ale (optional you can use…

Clam Chowder and Steamed Artichoke

Another super simple meal… for my biggest fan and critic! My daughter. I don’t always get much time to cook for her anymore but when I do I like to whip up some of her favorites! I came up with a simple and less heavy recipe for clam chowder. It was damn good too! Maia…

Something For The Kids

I had so much fun playing in the kitchen for our Halloween menu! My daughter is a senior in high school now. I feel our Halloween days are going to be limited or come to an end. She will be off doing her own adventurous and more grown up things very soon! But for now…

Purple Slaw Dog

I heard somewhere that July is National Hot Dog Month. I guess that’s why every American I know is grilling dogs on the Fourth of July! I totally geeked out after finding this crazy all American news out and my inspirational muses started whispering sweet recipes in my ears. I’m kind of a hot dog…

Banana Bread

This lovely recipe was inspired by my need to clean out and organize my over stocked freezer. I had a bag of ripened peeled bananas I found buried in the freezer. I either needed to throw them out or use them. I haven’t had any desire to cook or play in the kitchen for awhile…

Pie Baking with Kate McDermott

Who loves pie? I know I do! I don’t consider myself a dessert lover but I do love pie! I love it so much, I nicknamed my daughter Pie, because she’s the most perfect thing in the universe…just like pie! So you can imagine how thrilled I was to be able to attend a pie baking…

Peaches and Brett Beer

My friend Joe stopped by with a rare beer he was very excited about getting in! He’s the Beer Specialist at Whole Foods Market Venice and this is his shameless plug…  

Freshly Squeezed Citrus Juice

My meyer lemon tree has been begging me to pick some of her beautiful juicy fruit and Whole Foods had some perfectly sweet blood oranges and tangerines. That was it. That was all I needed for a jar of freshly squeezed citrus juice! Sweetened with a little exotic manuka honey and this is one tasty…