Cherry “Clafou-tea”

If there’s one thing I can count on being in my fridge all summer long, it’s a big bag of cherries. As soon as they become available at our local supermarket, we snatch them up weekly. Even better when the local Colorado cherries arrive at the farmers market a block from our house. As cherry…

Horchata “Tea”

I’m skipping the traditional margarita this Cinco de Mayo holiday and opting for a sweet, homemade horchata with a strong and flavorful brewed tea as the liquid base. Also referred to as horchata “tea” in some Latin cultures, traditional horchata is not really a tea at all. It is a kind of infusion, however, which…

Chamomile Breakfast Quinoa

[Post updated September 2020] I was recently asked to describe my approach to cooking and eating. I described it as, “healthy with a dash of decadence.” While this recipe post leans way to the healthy side, I have no problem whipping up a creamy, decadent dessert or a fatty, buttery slow-roasted cut of meat. All…

Ginger-Infused Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

My brother and sister-in-law own an amazing Thai-inspired restaurant in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. It happens to be one of the best restaurants on the island. You might think I’m biased, but the reviews on Trip Advisor, Fodor’s and Yelp will back me up here. I’ve tasted almost everything on my brother’s ever-evolving One-Ten Thai menu,…