Actually, variations of this New Year’s dish can be traced back to the era of the Babylonian Talmud and North Africa where versions of the meal were eaten in celebration of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), but let’s face it, hoppin’ Johns and collards have become synonymous with southern cuisine and tradition.
Legend (or myth) has it that when… Read More “Hoppin Johns and Collard Greens: A Southern New Years Tradition”
I have a confession to make: I am a tomato fiend. To me, nothing tastes better than fresh, homegrown tomatoes in the summer. There are endless ways to utilize these wonderful fruits, of course- you can make salsas from them, use them on salads, sandwiches, or eat them sliced with a little salt, to name a few. But one of… Read More “Summer Recipe Series: Tomato Pie”
If you’re in the mood to take advantage of great-tasting, local fresh fish as well as create a nice, cool summer dish to beat the heat, then ceviche is the dish for you! Ceviche (pronounced seh-veech-ay) consists of fresh minced vegetables, fresh cilantro and uncooked fresh fish that you marinate in lime juice. The acids from the citrus effectively “cook”… Read More “Summer Recipe Series: Ceviche”