compound butter
Food, garden

Compound Butter

Compound butter is easy to make and adds notes of fresh flavors. Simply soften butter to room temperature, then mix in fresh herbs. I snipped fresh parsley and chives from our garden for this one.

basil parsley Fiji garden
Food, garden

Tropical Garden Starters

We have a lush garden in our yard in Fiji. I can't take credit for it. Our gardener has been working the yard for many years, and previous tenants have installed their own touches. Before we moved to Fiji, we imagined being able to eat from our garden. After we arrived, we started small by… Continue reading Tropical Garden Starters

Shrimp fettuccine
Food

Shrimp Fettuccine

Fettuccine is my favorite Italian noodle. Toss it up with shrimp, minced garlic, chili flakes, and lots of parm and olive oil, and you've got a very tasty meal. To enhance the umami, try adding a couple chopped slices of bacon. I experimented by mincing mint leaves picked from my garden and stirring them into… Continue reading Shrimp Fettuccine