Watermelon Lemonade
May 27, 2008, 11:39 am
Filed under: gourmet, kids food blog, lemonade, melonade, recipe, smoothie, watermelon

watermelon lemonade – refreshing!

Simply delicious and bursting with flavor – this one is too easy not to try. I found the recipe in the Greenwise flyer – I should look through that thing more often.


3 lemons, juiced
2 tbsp honey
3 cups seedless watermelon
1/2 cup apple juice/cider

Combine ingredients in blender.

Serve over crushed ice with a silly straw.


Ginger Slaw
May 26, 2008, 5:52 pm
Filed under: cole slaw, ginger slaw, gourmet, kids food blog, memorial day, recipe
Ginger Slaw Girl

Our BBQ today pokes around my favorite flavor set – the far east. Here is the first entry!

Ginger Slaw! My Asian-inspired cool and crispy slaw is perfect on a burger or some Harryaki grilled salmon. We have been mixing a pre-cut bag of broccoli slaw with Makoto’s ginger slaw bottled dressing and I thought it was time to try my own. I’m serving it today with some Chinese 5-spice bbq ribs and tall glass of Watermelon Lemonade!


½ cup mayo

½ tbsp toasted sesame oil

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp onion powder

2 -3 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp grated ginger plus any juice that accumulated during the grating process

2 cloves garlic

½ tsp black pepper

2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 cups finely shredded Napa cabbage

4 cups finely shredded red cabbage

1 cup shredded carrot

1/3 cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

In a food processor or blender, combine first 10 ingredients until smooth. Add mixture to the cabbage, carrot and parsley and toss well. It’s that easy. Chill for an hour. Serve cold.

Lillie decided she wanted to eat a Napa cabbage leaf while we were making the slaw…

She took about five bites, started choking and spit/coughed the rest out. Yikes! Our human garbage disposal is growing up!

May 21, 2008, 12:03 am
Filed under: family food blog, funyuns, garden, gourmet, sauter
george’s funyun sprouts

I’ve been on my back for over a week recovering from umbilical hernia surgery (no really, its more fun than it sounds!) and you would think I’d be catching up on posting the 20 or so backlogged recipes sitting in pieces on my hard drive. But, for some reason, Super Mario Galaxy and Darvocet go much better together. The family food blog will have to wait.

I finally checked my email today and was psyched to see my old pal George “Gourmet” Kurtzer has been inspired by my gardening exploits and decided to plant one of his own. When we were stationed at RAF Lakenheath in England, I always used to make fun of the fact that he loved funyuns but hated onions. I had so much to learn….

thanks for the laugh, Geo!