Salsa Cruda

Let's make this quick, just like the recipe. Cruda translates to "crude" in English meaning unmilled, not refined nor processed. In salsas, the crudeness refers to the ingredients as they are raw and roughly chopped not blended like most other salsas. With that said, Salsa Cruda is assuredly more approachable than Sonoran Salsa but I…

Smoked Salmon Sandwich

I am a sandwich queen. Whereas some folks pick up habits in the street, I inherited this trait honestly, directly from my Father. Whatever Mom made for dinner, meatloaf or baked chicken invariably it would end up between two pieces of pillowy pumpernickel or corn rye bread from a venerable Jewish institution, Grossman's Bakery, RIP.…

Turnip Greens

This is a public service announcement: Unemployment has NOT improved under the Trump administration. There was no such thing as a homeless person in the 1970's. And turnips are not radishes. The tops of turnips are nutritious and part of the African Heritage Diet I grew up on. Turnip Greens 3 Bunches Organic Turnip Greens1…

Award Season Gin Spritzer

I'm not that interested in films because I think real life is more intriguing. But if you are or even if you're not, here's an interesting cocktail for your Oscar night jamboree. Robin's Gin Spritzer 1 Tablespoon Nolet's Gin1 Jigger (3 Tablespoons) chilled Organics Sparkling Grape Juice6 Dashes Peychaud's Aromatic Cocktail Bitters1/3 Tablespoon freshly squeezed…

Black History Month Virtual Potluck: Red Beans & Tri-Color Quinoa

When Mayor Pete Buttigieg introduced The Douglass Plan it made me question why he thought naming his project to benefit African Americans after a 19th century, Antebellum figure was a good idea. The name alone demonstrated Mr. Buttigieg had not consulted any African Americans during the devising of his plan. Fredrick Douglass was an elder…