Musings on Food and Life

Musings on Food & Life

Food is my passion. I create, read, write, breath, eat, photograph, love and live food. As a chef and culinary instructor, each day is a quest to learn something new about a food ingredient, recipe, history, or fact about all things edible. Three silly dogs share my passion for eating and I'm blessed to be married to my best friend Tracy. Tune in for my thoughts on food, recipes, dogs, travel, music and life.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

Welcome to my first blog entry! This 90+ degree heat wave of summer is oppressive but we're trying to keep cool by grilling and preparing food that doesn't need a lot of oven time. One of my favorite quick meals is to rub fish with a light coating or spray of olive oil and then season with salt and pepper. Add a simple spice rub if you like and then grill or bake until it just begins to flake, about 10 to 20 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish and the cooking temperature. A fresh fruit salsa is quite refreshing and creates a happy dance for your taste buds. The colors and flavors of summer also add eye appeal to your dish. This recipe came from a coworker several years ago and it's been a winner ever since.

Watermelon Mango Salsa

1 cup diced fresh mango (chopped small dice, 1/4 inch)
3/4 cup diced fresh seedless watermelon (small dice)
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup diced English cucumber (seeds removed)
1 finely chopped jalapeno pepper (seeds removed)
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 - 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
kosher salt & fresh-ground pepper, to taste

Prepare by mixing ingredients together and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix 1 hour before serving. Serve with baked chicken or fish (tilapia, flounder, snapper).


  1. OH I figured it out! Welcome to blogging Rosemary! I hope you find it rewarding and I'm looking forward to seeing some of your great recipes. Cook on!

    Your friend in the kitchen,


  2. Believe it or not--this is the first blog I've ever read and the first comment I've ever posted on a blog. Only for Rosemary! I'm still looking for the ''easy'' recipes.