Peil de Sandia aka Pickled Watermelon Rind

Pickled Watermelon Rind for Salads \ PasstheSushi.com

Food lets us travel and explore places that we may never actually get to experience. Culture is so deeply rooted in flavor and food that there is so much we can enjoy about a far off place just by taking the time in our own homes to adventure with a recipe or two. This is another recipe from the beautiful collection featured in  Charcutería: The Soul of Spain, a collection of traditional Spanish recipes by Jeffrey Weiss. This cookbook is stunning, gorgeous and made for the serious culinary enthusiast. The recipes are thorough, some require seeking out special ingredients that you aren’t […]

Grilled Corn Chowder

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I had a rant about #sharkweek, a rant about the weather, and a rant about the bookshelf I purchased and finally assembled that I think just doesn’t fit in… I am not sure I can return it. Oh noes. But then I finished a great novel last night, The Alloy of Law, and am spiraling down a deep dark nerdy path this morning looking up new books by favorite authors and watching fan made trailers. Which I didn’t know existed until twenty five minutes ago. Some were ok (and kind of have me craving a not craptastic Zac Snyder stylized […]

Watermelon Salad with a Balsamic Reduction

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I feel like I haven’t been cooking as much this summer, when I think the truth is, I just have gotten way to used to cooking as much as I do and it doesn’t feel like as much. The other day I knocked out three different cupcakes and icing and realized it didn’t take all day and wasn’t that big a deal. I remember when piping icing used to be huge ordeal. I need a new hobby. Speaking of hobbies, I really want washi tape. Not sure why. But it seems all cute and crafty. Which I am neither. Here’s […]

Farmer’s Market Sweet Corn Ice Cream

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Back in my days of hocking jewelry to the highest bidder, there was a small Mexican ice cream shop down the street that would often draw my attention. They were always open, always had people in, and always had a variety of flavors that sounded amazing. Sadly, I never did stop in to that small ice cream shop… But lucky me, I found a recipe for one of their famous flavors, Sweet Corn Ice Cream. We have had a great selection of corn coming in this season from our local farmer’s market and I knew with my weekly goal being […]

Melon Granita

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This last week was amazing. Fast. A blur. But amazing. A huge thank you to all the bakers, bloggers, and bidders who helped us raise $2812 in the Muffins for Muffin Bake Sale for Response-A-Bull Rescue!! Every item we had up for auction went, bids started coming in before the auction even went live and continued to fill my inbox all day long. My wonderful clients and friends at Captain Blue Hen picked out cupcakes and muffins and donated as well – and showed a ton of patience as I managed the bake sale while trying to ring them up. There […]

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Nothing screams summertime like an ice cream sandwich. And I have been quite shamefully indulging in my fair share of ice cream sandwiches this summer. From chipwiches to these red velvet ice cream melts, I’ve had more ice cream in the past 4 weeks than I have had in the past 4 years. But I bike now… so I’ve earned it… or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. So, after a long day of web work, slinging comics, and riding, these creamy, sinful ice cream sandwiches are perfect. And melty. But perfect. The ice cream isn’t really an ice […]

Warm Summer Potato Herb Salad

Warm Summer Potato Herb Salad from PasstheSushi.com

Why hello Summer. You blasted in with out warning. It’s cool, I wasn’t ready for you yet. Hadn’t swept the back deck or gotten out the lawn chairs. The plants went from frost warning to brown stumps of dried out hat. But it’s ok. Come on down, we’ll make room at the table for you. Ignore my passive aggressive attitude towards Mrs. Nature again. It’s been like 9 billion degrees all week and I just wasn’t ready for that. I love the summer, and everything that comes along with it. But we were getting a great dose of spring in […]

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Syrup

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Whoever hit the fast forward button can stop now.  Seriously, I would like about 5 minutes to myself without anyone, including my over pushy personal bubble lacking cat who insists on opening the bathroom door and barging in invading my bubble. (Not happening) Last week was a whirlwind of running (another great 5k – now time to upgrade), team meetings, website designs, an attempt to adopt a pup who is in need of some extra snuggles, dinner with friends, barbecues, chickens on BMX bikes, a remodel at my shop, and family. I am not sure that I blinked, but damned if the week isn’t […]

Strawberry Basil Gelato for Pass the Cook Book Club

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Here’s a little something from your childhood that grew up just in time to save your taste buds from another happy hour disappointment at the local Sonic. (Maybe that’s just my local Sonic). And it’s another month of the Pass the Cook Book Club. My little club is finding it’s feet – and I’m finding I need to be a little more organized. But in the end, sharing recipes together is a blast! I’m always curious to see what others are making (and nosy so that I pick something yummy). All the other group members are great and I am really enjoying reading […]

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

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Last year while on a group ride that was a little too slow for even me, a rider looked over and told me some day I would have to get a ‘real bike’ if I wanted to be taken seriously. Wow… really? First, I think anything you have to pedal yourself is a real bike. I mean, lets be real, the bike will never make the ride – it will always come down to how well the rider can handle the bike. And on that note, I am still a novice. But, I finally got a ‘real bike’. Actually, I […]

Bahama Mama… I think

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When it comes to tossing back drinks, I’m never one to get sloppy drunk (except for that once, but the Storm Troopers made me do it) but sipping an occasional cocktail and letting my hair down. Yeah, I am all about that. Especially if be occasional, we mean on a daily basis and if by hair down we mean giggling like a school girl then yes. Exactly. While hanging out at The Guesthouse at Lost River, I figured I’d try something new. Asking the young bartender what he was good at making, he started whipping up what he called a Bahama Mama. I hate a […]

Peanut Butter Banana Pops

Peanut Butter Banana Pops from PasstheSushi.com

Spring has sprung. The first touch of 80+ degree weather came and went and now it’s just a race to hot and humid summer days. I have scaled back some promotions on the site because I didn’t want to become ‘that blog’ (said with my blogger nose in the air as if I’m above free swag and not just too busy to write a proper review these days) but I wanted to share a few products that have quickly become staples in my pantry in the past few weeks.   Desert Pepper Salsa – HOLY WOW. That is all I […]

Broiled Caprese Salad

Broiled Caprese Salad from PasstheSushi.com

They aren’t all pretty. They aren’t all supposed to be. Mom’s tuna noodle casserole isn’t photogenic, but sometimes it hits the spot. Same for meatloaf. Yeah, try to gussy that up for a great food photography shot without using some hairspray. Other wise, it’s a brown lump of meat with some red smeared on top. But damn, it’s delicious. This Caprese salad did not turn out catwalk ready like I had envisioned it. But that doesn’t matter because it was amazing. I even ate tomatoes. Strait up. And didn’t try to pick around them (mainly because it was darned impossible). So serve this simple […]