September 2012

6 Ways To Organize Your Pantry

by zesty on September 28, 2012 · 22 comments

Happy Friday to you! I have been asked by many readers about posting some ideas on how to organize a pantry!  I put together some rules I try to live by in the pantry ( one of my favorite rooms in the house).   Now of course you will likely have more/different ideas, so let me [...]


Chicken Curry w/ Spinach Lemon Cous Cous

by zesty on September 24, 2012 · 0 comments

Happy Monday to you!  I have about 8 minutes to complete this post and than head on to a client call so bear with me for the quick and simple low down on how to make tender chicken legs with little to no effort.  Slow roasting food, all be it takes some patience, but it [...]


How to Take Amazing Food Pictures

by zesty on September 21, 2012 · 79 comments

Happy Friday everybody!  So I have been blogging about 4  years now…. crazy I know and I have had a lot of people ask me about food photography.  I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about just that… FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY.  This is very much an art in itself.  I consider myself very much [...]


Dark Lindt Chocolate Drop Cookies w/ Sea Salt

by zesty on September 19, 2012 · 0 comments

Good Wednesday morning to you! What do you get when Dark Lindt chocolate meets Cooking? Well you might say you get a match made in the oven.  Or you may say that you get one addictive cookie that you swear has ….. in it. Regardless of what you say, I am pretty sure you need [...]


Happy Monday!  Hopefully you had a nice weekend and are ready to get back to the grind.  The fall is creeping up and routines will soon be created.  One routine that we want to work on this year is more family time at the dinner table.  So we can talk about the day, share our [...]


Simply Roasted

by zesty on September 14, 2012 · 1 comment

You know sometimes the simple things in life really make you smile. – Watching your garden flourish… makes me smile.  - Cooking with fresh vegetables from your garden as opposed to not… makes me smile. – Tasting homemade food made by you… makes me smile. – Asking your son who is 7 to follow a [...]

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An Abundance of Tomatoes… What to do?

by zesty on September 12, 2012 · 4 comments

Happy Wednesday to you.  The garden flourished this year to say the least and there are no shortage of tomatoes.  It seems every time I turn around there are a bowl of freshly picked tomatoes on the counter looking at me funny. What are you going to do with me this time? Sometimes, I pop [...]


Cranberry Roasted Pork Tenderloins

by zesty on September 10, 2012 · 12 comments

Is it raining where you are?  Holy jeepers, All I have seen for the past 3 days is RAIN and lots of it.  Not that I am opposed to rain but after a while it gets pretty old.  OK, enough of me whining and complaining about the weather – let’s get on with a really [...]


Quick Coffee Cake Muffins

by zesty on September 5, 2012 · 21 comments

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Halfway thru week is almost over… crazy isn’t it.  I thought I would share with you a simple muffin that you can make when you need something sweet in a hurry.  I made these a few weeks ago and they are actually pretty tasty. These muffins are very flexible.  You can mix [...]


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