Caprese Salad

I’ve made this salad 10 different ways on 10 different menus and it’s the same basic components rearranged. The thing is, no matter how you put this together the flavors always work together. The main thing is to always use the freshest possible ingredients. Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil drizzled …

Bruschetta

This is another dish that started out as a way to use up leftovers but was so good that it took a life of its own. It’s really just toasted baguettes covered in a mix that’s typically made with chopped tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, cheese and finished with basil. But …

Couscous

A very simple side dish to make that’s a bit more classy than let’s say,  mashed potatoes . The basic history is rather simple, they are super mini semolina dumplings that were traditionally made by hand. The dumplings are coated in more flour and run through a sieve until they …

Elote

You really can’t tell me that Grilled corn covered in spicy mayo, crumbled doesn’t beg you to eat it on a hot summer day with some kind of smoked meat and a cold beverage. It’s simple, it’s got a ton of flavor and it’s not as boring as the coleslaw …