Minty Pea and Apple Rice

by zesty on May 16, 2011 · 1 comment

Good morning!  I have a tendency to use the ingredients on hand and come up with some odd pairings, unique combination or just all out crazy dishes.  For this dish, I combined the fresh taste of mint and crunchy royal gala apples, green peas and some jasmine rice.  Interesting combination?  Tasty?  I would say yes [...]

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OK, before I begin let me apologize and explain for my whereabouts last Friday and my lack of post. Let’s just say that last week was a long week with a lot of traveling and a few wrinkles a long the way. On Thursday afternoon I left West Virginia and had a pit stop in [...]


A Week Night Rush!

by zesty on June 23, 2010 · 4 comments

Ummmm Hi… I can’t really stay and chat for very long.  Ever feel like all you do is rush around to meet time lines and appointments?  Not only do the days fill up but now we are into the evenings, especially with summer finally here.  Soccer nights mean for a rushed dinner but you still [...]


Happy Monday!  It feels like I have been away for a long time which I guess is not that far from the truth.  Spinach and Mushroom Pasta was my last post since I had a special guest sit in on Friday with Sippity Sup.  This weekend was action packed and full of cooking.  A while [...]


Chicken, Broccoli, Rice and Soup?

by zesty on March 3, 2010 · 9 comments

SORRY for the last 13 hours of NO Cooking.  My hosting account was suspended due to excessive usage!!!  GRRR anyway we are backup and running and I have a post for you. Happy Wednesday to you! Before we get on to the most exciting part of your day ( I mean you reading this post) [...]


Maple and Butternut Squash Risotto

by zesty on January 13, 2010 · 17 comments

Let’s chalk up yesterday to just a crazy day that I do not want repeated.  Work was absolutely insane with people upset, deadlines approaching, phones a ringin’ and software not working.  But hey – It’s not the end of the world so just keep smiling and plug away.  Now onto something that automatically makes me [...]


A Very Simple Cabbage Roll

by zesty on October 7, 2009 · 11 comments

Happy Wednesday! What a Tuesday we had -  I am so tired I am pretty sure I could sleep standing up. So as promised, I told you I would share with you some traditional Lebanese dishes this week.  This first one is very simple and great tasting if you like cabbage.  Now there are a [...]


Indian Cuisine… Jamaican Style!

by zesty on May 12, 2009 · 12 comments


Happy Tuesday!  I want to share with you my first A la carte experience at the Grand Palladium.  First off it is very hot in Jamaica as you can imagine and for some reason men are required to wear long pants and closed toed shoes at the restaurants.  Well let me tell you, wearing the [...]


Beef, Beet Greens and Barbecue

by zesty on April 2, 2009 · 10 comments

The week is almost over.. well not really but I still find that this week has flown by. Have you ever had a 3 mile long to-do-list and it feels like you’ll never see the end of it? That is exactly how I feel!  But no need to fret, or that’s at least what I [...]


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