Category Archives: Food Inspiration

Mmmmm…a tasty burger

Mmmmm…a tasty burger

“My girlfriend’s a vegetarian, which…pretty much makes me a vegetarian too but I love a tasty burger” – Samuel Jackson, Pulp Fiction. This is a very memorable Venison burger from Toad Hall in Motueka.  As always, thanks so much to North Coast Photographic Services for such great scans.  This is Provia shot on my Pentax… + Read More

Edamame and Tots

Edamame and Tots

…the sleeper lunch hit of 2010! East meets West in this unlikely, yet delicious pairing.  Quick, easy, nutritious, crunchy – what more could you ask for? Okay, okay…a little Sriracha auce did make it all better. + Read More

Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili

Jaime’s a vegetarian which pretty much makes me a vegetarian too…but I love a tasty burger.  When that’s not an option, my vegetarian chili is pretty meaty for a non-meat dish.  I’ve been experimenting with different combinations of ingredients for years and, while no two are exactly alike, this recipe is pretty close the ideal… + Read More

Lavender Blood Orange Martini

Lavender Blood Orange Martini

This is a really nice summertime drink that’s actually quite well balanced and not as sweet as the ingredients might lead you to believe.  In the spirit of full disclosure, we tried a LOT of different combinations of ingredients that were suggested by you and struggled to make something work for us.  We have a… + Read More

Excuses, excuses…

Excuses, excuses…

I could blame a lot of things for not having a recipe on time this week (family overload, Jaime battling walking Pneumonia, Jicama and Watermelon salad not really that exciting, travelling to shoot a wedding, Mother’s day, etc…) but I saw a sign today that read “no excuse is better than a bad excuse” so… + Read More

Jicama!

Jicama!

I have to be honest, I got an hour or so into the prep and realized I had family coming over for dinner and was not even close to having any food ready…so I decided to opt for something simpler – but no less tasty – than my first choice. I have little experience with… + Read More

Greek Fava Bean Salad

Greek Fava Bean Salad

For this week’s recipe, I chose the Fava Bean.  I thought instead of making something really tricky, I’d keep it simple and give the bean a chance to showcase its slightly nutty flavor and buttery texture.  You can buy pre-cooked Fava Beans at many grocery stores now but I chose to buy fresh ones in… + Read More

What’s for dinner?  Cornish Game Hens!

What’s for dinner? Cornish Game Hens!

So for the first installment of our new weekly personal culinary challenge, I took a difficult item, something I’ve never made before just to keep it real.  I decided to make oven roasted Cornish game hens in a woodsy, European style.  Being this was my first effort, I’ll be candid in admitting that it was… + Read More

What’s for dinner?

What’s for dinner?

We love food. Who doesn’t? You have to eat, and it’s recommended that you do it at least 3 times a day…so why not enjoy it? In the spirit of the Iron Chef Japan series (one of my favorites of the 90’s), we have decided to give ourselves a weekly challenge. Each week, we will… + Read More

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