Appetizers

Hot Pepper Habanero Jelly

I like a hot pepper jelly I can drizzle. Maybe I should call it something rather than a jelly because it is much thinner. I think of a jelly as something that molds to the jar and comes out almost in pieces. Not this at all. My hot pepper jelly […]

 

Rosemary, Flax and Sesame Seed Crackers

Its crazy how crazy everyone is for crackers.  And it  is  crazy easy to make them, too!  Here is a really cool recipe for making your own. They go together fast in the food processor and take just minutes to roll and cut.   A pink salt slab is my […]

 

Roasted Feta with Figs

My farmer’s market finds today were goats milk feta and figs. Such a perfect combination. Warm, melted and oozing with flavor, roasted feta is great with all kinds of toppings and dippers. A slightly sweet drizzle is one of my favorites and here is an option featuring in-season produce. Figs […]

 

The Fruit of the Passion of Christ Flower Makes a Delicious Dip

Passion fruit always seemed so exotic to me. Imagine my surprise as I was walking through the woods along the Flint River and found a green pod, and then another and another. A few days later, a neighbor happened to mention that maypops were ripe. She described the green pods […]

 

Chimichurri over Tiny Steak and Veggie Bites

Below is my Tiny Steak and Veggie Bites video. They are so fun to make and can be served as a little appetizer next to a great chimichurri sauce. Skip to the end of the blog for recipes. Hope you enjoy the video. Chimichurri sauce brings out the umami in […]

 

Nutrition, Dermatology and Immunology

The culinary medicine lecture for the UCF College of Medicine second year medical students focused on nutrition issues in dermatology and immunology. The class started with a case study of an infant with a skin rash. The infant had additional issues at 1 year of age when other foods were […]

 

Tangerine, Blood Orange and Grapefruit Caprese Salad

The Dean’s Society Menu: Hors d’oeuvres Fire-Roasted Tomato Bisque with Basil Micro-Greens Tangerine, Blood Orange and Grapefruit Caprese Salad Roasted Pumpkin Cashew Curry Miniature Desserts Sharing culinary medicine at the Dean’s Society Gala is as sweet as it gets. An elegant harpist, a Christmas party and lots of food at […]

 

Rare White Truffles from Italy are Reminiscent of Morels

Andria surprised me for my birthday with a trip to an Italian village known for rare white truffles. It felt almost like a secret mission where we were shown the goods in a very clandestine fashion-truffles wrapped in a piece of suspicious looking cloth with bits of dirt still clinging to […]