Mint Lemon-Limeade

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We have so much mint in our garden that I’m always looking for ways to use it. It grows like a weed! I’ve used it in salads before, but I find that I really like it in beverages – especially in the summertime. When I made this today […]

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Strawberry Granita

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We’re still eating up all of the fresh fruit that we have and I knew that we wouldn’t finish our strawberries before they spoiled, so I searched for a recipe that would use a lot of them all at once.  I found lots of strawberry recipes, but the ones that looked most appealing to me […]

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Mojitos

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We arrived on Shelter Island yesterday afternoon for the Fourth of July weekend.   Finally we’re having some nice weather!   The boys headed straight for the pool when we got here.   The water was too cold for me, but I was very happy to sit beside the pool reading magazines with my girlfriend Lisa while the […]

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Corn and Black Bean Salad with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette

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I love corn salads and I love bean salads, so for me this salad is heaven!   Like most great recipes that I find, I’ve made it twice within the last couple of days, and I’ve had three helpings this afternoon alone.   The vinaigrette makes the salad taste so fresh which I attribute to the lime […]

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