Pickled Okra Recipe

Pickled Okra Indian Style One of the most delicious ways to eat okra. Having grown up in the South I’ve had spicy pickled okra, sweet pickled okra, okra canned with peppers and cauliflower, steamed okra (least favorite), and fried okra seven ways to Sunday. It’s a Southern thing I suppose. I generally love okra every … Continue reading Pickled Okra Recipe

Sailor Man Soup

I absolutely fell in love with these easy herb-boosted soups when I was traveling through Brussels and Ghent for work back in the early 2000’s. Whether it was this spinach dill recipe or some chicory, asparagus, tarragon, savory, or lovage variety…I was absolutely smitten with those flavors. When we would have conference breaks (yawn), I would … Continue reading Sailor Man Soup

Tonto Meet Chili

Hi Ho Chili, Away! This recipe is a a nod to the old Lone Ranger and Tonto episodes. My mom had to work weekends as a server due to how many tips you generally earn during those times and that kept the heat on!Rich southern aristocrats would come in with their Southern swagger and order … Continue reading Tonto Meet Chili

Mapo Tofu Recipe

Mapo Tofu, Just Like Mom Used to Make Ok, well not my mom but someone’s Chinese mom made this. This super fast and easy mapo tofu recipe came from a penpal I have who lives just right out of Suzhou, China so naturally thanks goes out to her. I had this dish a couple times … Continue reading Mapo Tofu Recipe

Gazpacho Recipe

Back when things were still fairly unconnected I grabbed my backpack and headed to Spain. It was an interesting time of finding out a bit more of who I was. I called my buddy from France we traveled from north to south and ate everything along the way. It was when we landed in Seville that … Continue reading Gazpacho Recipe