The first thing you want to do is make sure you bought more figs than just for this recipe. Black mission figs are as tasty as they are beautiful and I just want to motorboat a handful of these babies even before I get to making anything with them. Are you with me? Now let’s make one yummy salad.
Okay, I love making popsicles, no surprise there. I’ve been wanting to make a wine popsicle for quite some time. But I wanted one that really showcased the wine. I love using wine as an ingredient but not just to dump it into some sangria with no consideration to the tasting notes. Well I finally found my wine.
This particular recipe is a twist on the first recipe I ever tried out. My first try was this sour cream popsicle with bourbon soaked cherries. And yes, it was as delicious as it sounds. I took them to Dolores Park with some friends on a sunny Sunday afternoon and they were quickly devoured.
If you love hummus, O-M-G are these freaking good. Like, cut-a-bitch good if someone tried to take one from you. So you better make extra!
I love wine. You know what I love even more, using wine as an ingredient. Whether it is poaching pears or making boozy popsicles, it is quite a versatile ingredient. Like this savory sangria.
A few years back, watermelon was all the rage. Chefs allover were using the fruit in many new and interesting ways, for example, it was even being grilled! But, when it’s all said and done, this recipe is still my favorite use of the quasi-melon. Enjoy this gazpacho with an off-dry Viognier or any white with floral and honey-type notes.
It’s a lot like a creamsicle but with goat milk. Honey and thyme are used to round out the earthier notes found in the goat cheese but trust me, you’ll never notice. Plus, this thing is bursting with bourbon so who cares, right?
I wanted to create a popsicle that was both cooling and refreshing. And here it is! This pop, with both tomato and jalapeño, is not overly sweet but it is still dessert–trust me. The watermelon makes sure of that. And the heat from the peppers keep it bright and tasty.
These pops are super refreshing. The basil simple syrup makes them bright but the celery and salt tones down the fact that they are much sweeter than my usual recipe. I think you will be surprised.
Fresh and tart, this salsa just screams for a warm day and some cerveza. Serve it up at your next picnic. Or any meal for that matter.
So today is Have a Coke Day. And I been wanting to do a twist on my famous Mexican Bulldog Margaritas (see them in the Huffington Post) for sometime. Have a Coke Day seemed like the perfect excuse, no?
Potatoes roasted with garlic and rosemary are one of those staples that I will never get tired of. So easy to make and so tasty!
Made with coconut milk and fresh tarragon, the popsicles are creamy (Creamsicle, what?), bright and earthy. They aren’t as sweet as your average popsicle so if you tend to shy away from sweets…this is the dessert for you!
This side dish is slightly sweet and smokey (thank you bourbon!) with just a hint of spice from the cardamom pod. Of course, the thyme helps round out all those flavors and giving it a bright finish. This dish is as beautiful on the taste buds as it is to photograph!
I am always looking for fun and exciting ways to add heat to a meal. I put it in my sangrias, popsicles and pretty much everywhere. Well, sometimes I just want to go straight to the source.
Is it just me, or can you drink like 8 mango lassis every time you go to Indian food also? I just love them. I had been wanting to make them at home for a while but, honestly, just didn’t trust myself around them. I figured in popsicle format it might slow me down a bit? Eh…probably not.
On a warm day, gazpacho can be such a treat. This Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho is just that. Big on flavor, slightly spicy and ready for summer.
This salad recipe uses my Marinated Mozzarella Cheese which is bursting with lime, cilantro and basil–yum! It goes so well with the grilled mangos that it is bound to be a favorite.
his mozzarella is crisp and savory. Perfect for your next caprese salad. That’s a hint by the way.