ceviche verde

Ceviche Verde

When it comes to making ceviche, I usually make them Peruvian-style, which you can learn how to make here: http://www.justeatlife.com/2013/08/30/ceviche/ But just recently I experimented with blending cilantro and mango with some lime juice, and it blew my mind. It’s as simple as my previous recipe, but if you’re a cilantro lover then this is the one for you! Ceviche Verde  … Read more →

Panzanella

Panzanella (Bread and Tomato Salad) + The Best Tomato Sandwich

I used to think panzanella was just croutons in a salad. I was dead wrong. Croutons are known to be mouth roof-scratchers, but the pleasant chunks of bread in this salad have better things to do, like make me smile. It’s also tomato season once again, and I look forward to this magical time all year—the combination of bread and tomato… Read more →

DIY Wine Cork Trivet

DIY Wine Cork Trivet

For months I’ve been asking people to save wine corks for me, so occasionally my collection built up. One night after dinner with Leo’s family, I asked if I could keep their corks, and Gina (Leo’s mom) squealed with delight and rushed out of the dining room. I was so confused, until she ran back into the room carrying a bag… Read more →

bacon-wrapped teriyaki hot dogs

Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Hot Dogs

  A few days ago I caught myself daydreaming, not about my future house or a tropical vacation in Hawaii, but about bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Always dream big, right? Hot dogs and summer weekends are a perfect match. Sure, you can enjoy them anytime of year, but the summer heat seems to intensify the flavor. That may seem like an… Read more →