Crab Cake Watermelon Salad

Crab Cake Watermelon Salad

Crab Cake Watermelon Salad I like to go shopping to the market when looking for some good fresh seafood and the Asian markets here sure do have a lot of good bargains when the seasonal crab supply is plentiful. The Dungeness Crabs are coming in at $10.50 a pound and are fresh caught and shucked of their meat if you wait around. It sure saves doing it at home sure makes a nice treat. Cracked cold crab claws are most delish but I like tasty crab cakes more. Once you have your supply make sure the rest of the ingredients are fresh. Let’s start with; 1 lb fresh shucked crab...
Roasted Lemon Chicken with Dirty Rice.

Roasted Lemon Chicken with Dirty Rice.

Roasted Lemon Chicken with Dirty Rice. Start by marinating a whole fryer chicken in lemon juice and peels placed into a zip bag. I use about 3 lemons which I first zest keeping the scrapings in a bowl. Quarter the lemons, place the chicken into the bag and squeeze the pulp and juices into and over the bird. Shove a few of the squeezed wedges into the cavity and under the breast neck skin.  Let rest for a least 2 hours or 4 if there’s time, turning the bag each hour to revive the marinade. Remove after marinating and place onto a roast pan. Season the skin with salt...
Cheesy Vegetable Medley

Cheesy Vegetable Medley

Rural Open Air Tailgate Markets provide a nice change from the grocery stores. Helping out area farm is a great way to support these hard working farm families. The great thing is the produce is fresh picked and the selection endless. Find your road side vendor and reap the benefits by purchasing local. As I explore the available food sources here in Woodstock at the Your Farm Market store is where I can get fresh from the farmers field produce and cheese’s. I’m always on the lookout for tasty cheese and artisan condiments. Ever since the large corporate food...
Garlic Infused Lamb Rack

Garlic Infused Lamb Rack

Garlic Infused Lamb Rack. Cover the lamb rack with several whole garlic buds and rub in 2 tbs of olive oil ,salt, pepper fresh fine chopped basil, parsley and oregano with a tbs of pommery grainy mustard. Do the same with the shaved corn segments and potato spears. Loosely wrap the lamb rack in some heavy gauge foil and place in a very hot 400 oven or on a BBQ grill for 35/40 minutes. Remove and let rest but do not open. After you get your plates set up open the  foil bundle and remove the rack and slice a few thick cut ribs off  then place back on the BBQ grill char...
Skinny Sexy and Smart Mango Chevre Tarts.

Skinny Sexy and Smart Mango Chevre Tarts...

Skinny, Sexy and Smart Mango Chevre Tarts. Peel and cut even strips of 2 fresh mango over a bowl into a sieve. Collect all the juices and add juice from one lime. 1 heaping tbs. of marmalade into the juices. Add 1/2 cup cream cheese and 1/2 cup goat cheese. Mix and blend together using a spatula. The juices and the marmalade should be enough sweetener. Once blended keep to the side. In another bowl add a cup of Anna’s cookies gingersnap crumbs and a cup of ritz or graham cracker crumbs. Drizzle a few tbs of melted butter over the crumb mix and form into small ping...
Cobb-Cobb Salad.

Cobb-Cobb Salad.

Cobb-Cobb Salad Fixing’s One of the best salads to make when you want to impress. Once you serve it you will be on the receiving end of many fine compliments from your guests. I enjoy making and eating this salad and take great pride in gathering all the fresh ingredients. The next time you want to make a salad stand out give this recipe a whirl. Just remember that it will only turn out good if you start with the best tasting ingredients at hand. You will need to shop at a reliable produce market to get the tastiest veggies. It may take extra energy to find good...