Charissa chicken grilled

charissa chicken

Fashionably late is how I usually arrive (or at least that’s what I like to think) but I’m arriving later than that to the cHarissa party. If you’re like me and are asking yourself “Cha-ri” what? Here’s the scoop, cHarissa is a Moroccan spice rub. It’s a blend of cumin […]

grilled potato salad

grilled potato salad

Potato salad isn’t something I make often, or crave if we’re being honest, but after making this version I know I’ll be trying it again and creating lots of variations. Grilled potatoes, parsley, crumbled bacon, sautéed shallots and a dijon vinaigrette combine to create a delicious salad. It’s […]

turkey burger

turkey burgers

It’s TBT at dollop of zest! Yes, it is Thursday, but we’re not talking about throwback Thursday “TBT”, we are talking Turkey Burger Time. Adding a few herbs and dollops gives this burger great flavor and helps save it from falling into the the dreaded dried out […]

grilled eggplant tower

grilled eggplant, tomato, cheese & basil towers

The taste of summer is in this tower, and ohhh does summer taste good! Tomatoes are ripe for picking, basil is fresh and fragrant and the eggplants are plump and purple – yep they’re all ready for towers! These work great as a side for any […]

marinated flank steak

marinated flank steak

I enjoy impromptu gatherings and believe wholeheartedly in the saying the more the merrier! But the key for me to enjoying a spontaneous dinner (or lunch) is not getting caught without something tasty to serve. If you’re thinking uhhhh is she nuts and the idea of a popup dinner party […]

lime mint chicken kebab with tzatziki

lime & mint marinated chicken kebabs

Don’t you just love summer evenings and all the opportunities that come with lighter later and a nice warm breeze! Concerts in town parks, outdoor theatre, movies on the lawns, bands playing at the vineyards until twilight, sunsets at the beach, and that’s just what I […]