Simple Ceviche

Simple Ceviche

Have you ever been to the grocery store or some marketplace with a serious seafood spread laid out and seen something you couldn’t resist?  Like a glistening pink-striped salmon fillet that looks perfect for grilling, or a bunch of succulent giant scallops for serving with roasted broccolini?

Whenever I see some really thick, plump white fish, I always think of ceviche.  Unfortunately, where I live in Arizona, it’s not always reasonable to expect the best of the best when it comes to seafood selections.  So when I go somewhere and find some amazing-looking fish, I know it’s gotta be time for something epic.

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Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

I’m not really a die-hard swimming fan.  I know some people really go out of their way to jump in the water if there’s a pool or ocean or lake anywhere nearby.  I wouldn’t say the same about myself.  Mostly because I don’t love being cold, and I usually find myself far out of my temperature comfort-zone.  But here in Arizona, with the 100 + dry heat summers, it can be one of the best (and one of the only) things to do outdoors! 

This weekend, it finally hit the 100s in Tucson.  I definitely missed the nicer – and totally weird – low 80s May we were having, but it made for the perfect weekend for a pool party.  Yep – pool party weather!  So I finally managed to go swimming for the first time this year, and let me tell you, it was glorious.  

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May Asparagus Recipe Roundup

May Asparagus Recipe Roundup

Did you know:  Asparagus is technically a type of grass? 

Yep.  It’s an extremely delicious, edible, versatile type of grass.  A wonder-grass, if you will.  And this month, May, is officially Asparagus month!

Anyway, because I so love this deliciously edible embodiment of spring, I have developed a few different recipes that capture it’s flavor the best!  I also have a couple recipes brought to you by blogger friends of mine for you as well.

But first.  My everyday favorite recipe.

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Mother’s Day Recipe Roundup

Mother’s Day Recipe Roundup

Dear Mom,

I think that even though you deserve thanks and appreciation every day, Mother’s Day is one day to make extra sure you hear it.  So this is a letter from me to you, letting you know how much you really mean to me.  Hopefully the fact that everyone else on the internet can read it, too, makes you proud for having such a thoroughly unashamed daughter.  Or maybe you’ll at least laugh a little.

By the way: Don't forget about the fun giveaway I'm hosting from now through May 12! It's super easy to enter.
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