Birthday Martini

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Birthday Martini

Well, technically it was a few days after my birthday (28th in case you are wondering). I do get a tad picky when it comes to certain things and I was on the hunt for martini glasses that had a certain look/feel to them.
Once found and purchased, then it was time to obtain some ingredients and there you have it…Sour appletini with a slice of Granny Smith.

Enjoy.

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What I’ll be looking forward to tomorrow…Weekend Breakfast

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Well with the weekend almost here, I can almost taste what awesome breakfast I can cook and enjoy out on the balcony. This one here is last weeks French Toast with a fresh mixed berry sauce and a side of bacon. Thinking of doing some type of omelette for this week. hmm….

Keeping it simple with an outdoor Lunch

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Sometimes it is not about going “all-out” in the kitchen but just being able to get away and enjoy a meal- and with the nice Spring weather it is even more enjoyable when you can sit outside and relax.

In this particular case, I made a simple chicken salad with leftover bbq chicken from the night before. I then did a simple potato salad as a side.

Since we decided to have a “semi-picnic” at Heritage Winery, we enjoyed a nice bottle of their Rose.

Asian-Style Short Ribs

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Just wanted to share some Asian-style short ribs I had made a few days back. The ribs were intitially done with a dry rub including ground up garlic, chile powder, scallions, and salt. I made a soy-garlic-ginger reduction which I then basted on the ribs while they were cooking on the grill. Served with a side of breaded cauliflower.

 

Enjoy.

Springtime Breakfast

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It’s that time of year again…Springtime.

Now that is warm and sunny in the earlier part of the morning, the weekends when we don’t have to hustle and bustle we can take some time and just relax.

This past weekend that included making some homemade banana-almond-chocolate chip pancakes with a side of bacon.

Can’t forget the caramel cappuccino for me and the hot chocolate for the wife.

 

Lunch-time Salad

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Typically i try to reserve the “good stuff” and by that I mean the not quite as healthy food for dinnertime, so a lot of times when it comes to lunch I eat a bit lighter and have been leaning towards salads as of late.

In this instance, I went with a base of Romaine Lettuce and added in fresh Spinach leaves. From there I tossed in some chopped up carrots and cucumbers.

Somewhere along the lines I decided to toss in some strawberries and pineapple pieces as I figured they would bode nicely along with the pan seared tuna (seasoned with salt and pepper and sauteed in peanut oil).

Instead of actual dressings, I usually top my salads with some variation of oil/vinegar combo- I have various oils I may use such as sesame or olive and have various balsamis and white vinegars i.e. Juniper-Berry, Sherry, Honey-Chile…

 

Enjoy.