Fig, Orange & Pecan Conserve

  Fig, Orange, & Pecan Conserve About this conserve (or jam):  What makes a jam a conserve?  Apparently, if you have two or more fruits in jam, it is a conserve, much like the Balsamic Cherry Tomato and Onion Conserve.  … Continue reading

Green, green, green soup: French flageolot bean with Cajun Chaurice sausage and Kale

   A little French bean, and a little Cajun sausage…when the two collide, it’s a happy combination!         You will need:  1 1/2 cups dried flagelots 2 cups diced onion 1 medium red pepper, diced 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Homemade Sausage: Chaurice, aka Green Onion Sausage

A good, basic, green onion fresh sausage. This is very similar to the recipe that Chef John Folse uses here http://www.jfolse.com/recipes/meats/pork25.htm  There are other recipes that include more red things (paprika and chili powder) which make it more similar to … Continue reading

Green Chile Chicken Salad

Great on a toasted bun, wrapped in a tortilla, or served on crackers. We also enjoyed it wrapped in some greenleaf lettuce, sans bread.  This was very quick and easy to put together.

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced celery
  • 1/2 of a 4-ounce can diced green chilis
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon adobo

You can mince everything by hand, or throw the chicken, red onion, and celery into a food processor. Pulse a few times until it is coarsely chopped. Transfer to a mixing bowl.

Add half of a 4-ounce can of diced green chilis, the mayonnaise, and adobo. Mix well, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Mango Salad with Red Onion and Cilantro, and How to Cut a Mango

One of my daughter’s favorite stories to hear is how we used to eat mangoes at lunch at our little school. I think that she finds it very romantic that during mango season, we would not go home for lunch, … Continue reading

Heirloom Bean, Turkey & Pork Green Chili

Ever since I made Green Chili last year, my daughter has been asking me to making it again in subtle ways. Daughter:  Mom, what are you making?  It smells good. Me:  Chili. Daughter:  Oooh, is it the green chili?  The … Continue reading

Creamy Green Chile Enchiladas

Ready to bake, or freeze.

Creamy Green Chile Enchiladas Serves 4-6 Makes 8 Enchiladas 3 cups chicken, cooked, diced 1 14-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup sour cream ½ cup green enchilada sauce 3 tablespoons cilantro, minced 1 cup cheddar or monteray … Continue reading