Seven Herbs For Tex-Mex Foods


The coming summer months are the best time for cool drinks and the fiery flavors of Tex-Mex foods. Many of the ingredients can easily be grown in your garden, even if you don’t live in the Lone Star State. Here are seven herbs that provide just the right kick for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and other

Some Fresh Ideas For Summer


Ah, summertime. The spring planting frenzy is past and herb gardeners are beginning to enjoy the fruits of their labors. They dust off the lawn chairs and fire up the barbecue for a sweet time relaxing with family and friends. As you journey through the coming summer days, don’t forget to add a few snips

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

If you subscribe to food magazines or food blogs, you’ve probably seen a recipe or two of Jamaican jerk chicken or pork. This mix of seasoning comes to us courtesy of a British invasion and the flight of African slaves. As the story goes, when the British took over Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655,

Turning Disaster Into Dinner

The other night I was starting to cook a soup based on ground Italian sausage. That’s what I started with but about two minutes into browning the sausage I got distracted with something on the TV. By the time my mind wandered back to the job at hand I had a minor disaster. The sausage

Pearls of Wisdom

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London


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