Blog to Taste: June 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Easy Party Planning: Fiesta Menu

Do you ever struggle to figure out exactly what to cook on vacation or when having people over to your own home? Summertime is here, and it is the season to vacation and entertain, so today I am sharing a tried and true, tested and vetted dinner menu that is great for a crowd, or for your own family.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Recipe

Image MapHappy Friday foodie friends!! I'll start with a bit of an apology. I was definitely supposed to post last week, but I got a bit distracted by a cold and Netflix. However, I'm back and ready to give you a recipe that I have been playing with for a while.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Kitchen Herb Garden 2016

Every year I like to share some photos from my garden. I typically have a variety of herbs, fruits, veggies, and flowers. Lots of flowers. This year is no different. Though, I've had trouble finding a basil plant with the growth rate I'm looking for, I think my garden has some successes this year. A fresh herb garden is a delight for those who like to cook with herbs, and you'll know exactly where at least some of your food came from. This post is more of a picture story, so I'll let you enjoy the photos with some captioning.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Review: Whole Foods Soda

I am a girl that loves fancy soda. I am not really into the run of the mill, major soda brands. Although, I do go for a 7-Up or ginger ale occasionally. But I have weakness for fancy sodas. San Pellegrino sodas, I will drink any day. Homemade Italian sodas, yes please. Fizzy, sweet and delicious are hard to be mad at. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Spicy Shrimp Soup Recipe

Spicy Shrimp SoupThis is one of those everything-but-the-kitchen-sink type of recipes. I got so excited in the produce section, and I wanted a little bit of everything. What this created is a colorful bowl of chunky veggies, shrimp, and spiciness. My focus was the broth. I love a good broth, and the best way to create that is by stewing the ingredients together for a long time on low heat. This Spicy Shrimp Soup recipe is for a day when you really just want to cook. It's not quite as quick and easy as other recipes I've posted, and it has a complicated flavor. That's how I like my soups, though, slightly mysterious.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Oven Baked Fajita Recipe

Image MapImage MapI love fajitas. My household loves fajitas. Not just fajitas, all Mexican food really. If I had to choose one cuisine to eat for the rest of my life (and I am glad that I do not!), I would have to pick Mexican food. I would miss sushi badly, but I am sure I would make it through. Again, especially because this is a ridiculous scenario that would never happen. 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Lemon Blackberry Crisp Recipe

lemon blackberry crisp Happy Friday, foodie friends!!!! We made it another week. This week flew by with a holiday on Monday and non-stop work and school all week. I'm excited to announce that my term is over. I just have one more paper to write and then another final exam. This term has kicked my booty, and I feel like today's recipe is the perfect toast to the end of a treacherous term.  :) I kid, I kid...or do I?