Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Heading South

We will be heading South to Florida to explore a few new ideas and look for some regional dishes to explore.  If you have any suggestions of somewhere in the Orlando - Kissimmee FL area that would be fun to try, leave a comment below.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Planting

Spring has arrived and it may be a great time to begin looking at planting some of your early season crops in the garden.  We had the opportunity to plant some peas in a container that is near our patio.  While the weather is cool and the soil is moist, the seeds take advantage of the moisture and warming temperatures and should begin to germinate fairly soon.  The container will warm up quicker than the ground and is a little bit easier to work with than the soil in the garden.  When it warms some more, I can hardly wait to get additional crops into the ground.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Over the weekend, I had the chance to taste some of the new coffees from LaheLahe.  The coffees were excellent.  If you enjoy a good cup of coffee with regional flair, give them a try.

Over the weekend, they were at the A.A. Stagg Craft Show and featured coffees from numerous countries.  My favorite of this weekend's group was the Sumatra Mandheling Peaberry.  It is a Dark-Medium Roast with a full flavor, but not harsh at all.  Quite a nice cup to start the day, or continue the day, or even finish a day.

Stop by their site and ask them about the new batch of Columbian Coffee they just roasted.  There is currently quite a story to go with it.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Honey and Soy Glazed Salmon

2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice  
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon water
2 6-ounce salmon fillets

In a small bowl whisk together honey, soy sauce, lime juice, mustard, and water.  Place salmon on a medium grill and brush glaze onto salmon.   Cook until done.  Transfer salmon to 2 plates.  Add remaining glaze to skillet and simmer, stirring, 1 minute. Pour glaze over salmon.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Guenther House Coffee

Recently, my wife was in San Antonio, TX.  At that time she had the opportunity to visit Guenther House and bring home some of their coffee.

The coffee was a very lightly roasted Guatemalan coffee.  The coffee was very low in bitterness and a very nice aroma.  A nice mild and enjoyable flavor.  They also sell it in their online store.