easy appetizers

Summer Ceviche

Summer Ceviche Makes 8 – 10 servings 1 1/2 pounds seafood, diced small, such as shrimp, scallops, yellowtail or tilapia 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 3 medium tomatoes, diced 1 red onion, diced 2 English cucumbers, peeled and diced 1 ear fresh sweet corn, kernels only 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish 1/3 cup Sriracha 1 cup Clamato with Clam Juice…

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Aioli Deviled Eggs

Aioli Deviled Eggs   6 eggs, room temperature 1/4 cup Stonewall Kitchen Aioli Salt and pepper Crumbled bacon, cilantro leaf, parsley leaf, paprika, or dill sprig for garnish Mayonnaise (if needed)   Place eggs in a pot large enough for the eggs to be in a single layer. Cover eggs with cold water, enough to cover eggs by 1-inch. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook eggs. 14 minutes for large eggs, 12 minutes for…

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Early Summer Recipe

Late Spring and early Summer is the prime time to find green tomatoes at the Farmers Market. What exactly are green tomatoes? There are two types of green tomatoes, those that are green when fully ripe (generally heirloom varieties), and unripe tomatoes. Here are two recipes for a favorite dish using this seasonal fruit. Fried Green Tomatoes 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 pinch cayenne 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk kosher salt fresh ground black…

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My Fig Tree, the Birds and the Squirrels

My fig tree is as tall as the storage house at the back of the lot. It is as big as the storage house. I can only reach about 7 feet to pick the large, luscious figs that are beginning to ripen to their sweetest. I COULD get a tall ladder and move it a few feet at a time around the tree to pick the figs. (.Don’t tell.) I devised a plan for harvesting those figs. I was willing…

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