I’m Not Cooking so it’s Gazpacho time!

There are as many variations of Spain’s iconic gazpacho as there are cooks making it. Here’s our version, perfect for summer ripe vegetables. The heat wave continues, although the weather man promises some relief this weekend. In the meantime, it’sRead more…

Tostones! {Food of the World}

Cuban food is comfort food to Rick. He grew up eating a variety of Cuban recipes cooked by his mother, who lived in the island nation for a few years. Tostones are a popular side dish all over Latin AmericaRead more…

Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Parfait

Summer fruits are loaded with refreshment. When the heat is on there’s nothing more satisfying than a yogurt and fruit breakfast parfait to revive your body and bring a smile to your face. I’d never considered myself a melon personRead more…

Oil Free Potatoes and Green Beans with Pesto

I’ll admit I was skeptical that one of my favorite side dishes could be tasty without oil. But oil free potatoes and green beans with pesto is a delicious, low fat, change of pace. A couple weeks back we madeRead more…

More sandwiches: A Couple of Bocadillos

The heat wave continues! I’m going to keep the kitchen cool with a couple of Spanish style sandwiches called bocadillos. When you want a sandwich in Spain, you’ll probably be given a bocadillo instead of the familiar sliced bread version.Read more…