Sides

Herby Pasta Salad

It’s summertime and with July 4th rapidly approaching, it’s outdoor picnic and grilling season everywhere except for here in hotter than hell Florida. Summer is our rainy season, so it rains every single day. It’s not exactly ideal picnic weather down here, and you certainly couldn’t pay me any sum […]

 

Kimchi Rice Cakes

There is a sushi restaurant in downtown Sarasota that serves something called a “sushi pizza”. Sushi pizza sounds like an abomination, but in fact it is a big sushi rice patty that has been perfectly fried golden topped with fresh fish, kanikama, avocado and fish roe. The fried rice patty […]

 

My Ricotta Mistake

Two years ago I moved back to Florida with my husband and with no job lined up. I did the millennial boomerang and moved in with Mom at an age way too old to live with one’s parents and we all drove each other crazy. It was taking too long […]

 

Yucca Frita with Habanero Mayonnaise

Yucca…Yucca…Yucca. Never has there been a tuber more desirable than yucca. South and Central America have given us so much incredible native food like potatoes, tomatoes, quinoa. My favorite? Yucca. Hands down. I love it stewed or braised, and I love it fried. “What does yucca taste like, LJ?” you […]