tomato and mozzarella salad

tomato & fresh mozzarella with Caesar granita

I was trying to think of what to call this dish.  It’s not a true Caprese salad as I did not include basil.  Tomato and mozzarella salad sounds so blah but there’s an ingredient that most definitely does not make this any way shape or form, blah!  The other day I posted Caesar granita atop…

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oysters with caesar granita

fresh oysters with Caesar granita

A Caesar, a classic Canadian cocktail, is as popular as its American counterpart the Bloody Mary.  So what’s the difference, you ask?  The ingredients include Clamato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt (and perhaps celery salt), black pepper and vodka.  The addition of clam juice is what gives the Canadian Caesar its umami flavor.  Canadian bartenders…

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Strawberry Granita

Summer brings a host of welcomed changes…longer days, warmer sunshine, fresh fruits and vegetables, being outdoors more, freshly cut lawns, pretty flowers, outdoor social gatherings, and birds singing.  When the temperature soars, it’s time to cool down and a favorite of mine is homemade granita.  Originating in Sicily, granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from…

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