Tomatillo, Cilantro, and Avocado Salsa

Tomatillo, Cilantro, and Avocado Salsa

I did a TBT cookbook review of Nueva Salsa, a little book of perfected salsa recipes. Here’s an example using one common trio: tomatillo, cilantro, and avocado. In this version, tomatillos are roasted before going into the salsa. Ah, to roast or not to roast. It’s a...
Habanero, Jalapeno, Onion and Banana Salsa

Habanero, Jalapeno, Onion and Banana Salsa

A couple of years ago I posted a Banana Salsa with Pepper Zing. The peppers there were red bell and serrano. Just one serrano. Here’s a new twist. The serrano is gone, replaced by one habanero and one jalapeno. And, there’s onion this time, preferably a Vidalia. And...
Cilantro Cream from Dos Caminos Tacos by Ivy Stark

Cilantro Cream from Dos Caminos Tacos by Ivy Stark

There are no little things, or so someone said to me. Several times before she left. Anyway. It turns out, there are small things, tiny gems that can adorn a plate or a dish and promote it from good to great. Take sour cream. By itself, white and stingy to the palate....
Sweet Potatoes with Garlic, Ginger, and Cilantro

Sweet Potatoes with Garlic, Ginger, and Cilantro

  When Suzen tells a group that has come to do a group event at Cooking by the Book that they will be preparing a sweet potato side dish, you can see the frowns on many faces. “Trust me. You haven’t had anything like this,” she reassures her audience. We never...