Raspberry Strawberry Jalapeño Jam!!
And no, there’s no pieces of jalapeño still in the jam; I simmered the pepper with the fruit, so it released all if it’s heat, but then fished it out afterwards. Nothing but a sweet and spicy fruit jam!! It’s great on crackers or toast with cream cheese x)

Raspberry Strawberry Jalapeño Jam!!
And no, there’s no pieces of jalapeño still in the jam; I simmered the pepper with the fruit, so it released all if it’s heat, but then fished it out afterwards. Nothing but a sweet and spicy fruit jam!! It’s great on crackers or toast with cream cheese x)

Tried cooking with tofu for the first time; gotta admit, at first glance, it’s pretty scary when first opening up the package. But it takes on a wonderful crispy texture when pan-fried with panko, and tastes great with a soy chili sauce x)

Tried cooking with tofu for the first time; gotta admit, at first glance, it’s pretty scary when first opening up the package. But it takes on a wonderful crispy texture when pan-fried with panko, and tastes great with a soy chili sauce x)

Farmer’s market bounty~

Farmer’s market bounty~

And sometimes, it’s okay to cheat a bit for dessert. Raspberries, macerated in sugar and limoncello, and topped over Publix’s amazing chocolate parfaits x)

And sometimes, it’s okay to cheat a bit for dessert. Raspberries, macerated in sugar and limoncello, and topped over Publix’s amazing chocolate parfaits x)

Monday nights can be special too!!
Sirloin filets on the grill, red wine reduction sauce, herb roasted corn salad, and potato shrimp “boats”~

Monday nights can be special too!!
Sirloin filets on the grill, red wine reduction sauce, herb roasted corn salad, and potato shrimp “boats”~

A good rainy day calls for a good soup session: Roasted Butternut Squash, red chili pepper, and ginger soup!
Based on Lorraine Pascale’s  recipe x)

A good rainy day calls for a good soup session: Roasted Butternut Squash, red chili pepper, and ginger soup!
Based on Lorraine Pascale’s recipe x)

And the cap off for mom’s day: Jumbo Lump Crab Cake~
Happy Mother’s Day!! x)

And the cap off for mom’s day: Jumbo Lump Crab Cake~
Happy Mother’s Day!! x)

Mother’s Day, a day early~
For mom’s special meal: Heirloom tomato mâché salad, scallops Provençal, rosemary focaccia bread, and for dessert, chocolate soufflé with dark chocolate ganache center, raspberry coulis, and raspberry mascarpone cream.

Mother’s Day, a day early~
For mom’s special meal: Heirloom tomato mâché salad, scallops Provençal, rosemary focaccia bread, and for dessert, chocolate soufflé with dark chocolate ganache center, raspberry coulis, and raspberry mascarpone cream.

Congratulatory meal for making it half way through the week: chicken thighs poached in an herb-infused oil, then seared skin-side down for some crispness. Served with basil Parmesan potato purée and avocado endive salad~

Congratulatory meal for making it half way through the week: chicken thighs poached in an herb-infused oil, then seared skin-side down for some crispness. Served with basil Parmesan potato purée and avocado endive salad~

Cinco de Mayo festivities with tilapia fish taco cups!! Cilantro marinated tilapia grilled, and served in crispy wonton cups with mango avocado salsa and wasabi crema~

Cinco de Mayo festivities with tilapia fish taco cups!! Cilantro marinated tilapia grilled, and served in crispy wonton cups with mango avocado salsa and wasabi crema~