Monday, July 26, 2010


I tend to only drink beer and wine, but I do love a great Margarita! I hate those nasty margaritas that people make with that MIX....ewwwww. This is a very simple recipe and it makes the best Margarita, I don't think you will ever want to drink one of those mix margaritas ever again.

Recipe - this is for 1 drink
1 shot tequila- go for the good stuff
1 shot orange liqueur- I only had some cheap Triple Sec, but it still tasted great!
juice from 1 lime

We have a lime tree on out front steps. It takes a long time for the limes to get big, about 4 months, a few of them are ready for picking so I grabbed one off the tree and headed inside. It was so juicy!

Once you have all the ingredients, start pouring the drinks!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Roasted Corn Salad

Sorry for the delay in posts. It has been a very busy month over here. We moved from the West Loop to a house in Logan Square. We are super excited to have a new home. We just got internet this week so hopefully posting will pick back up! We just got a fabulous new grill, so I am super excited to start sharing some grilled treats! This is one of my all time favorite summer salads. It is based on an Elote - which is a common street food in Mexico.

This is a picture of my friend Melissa eating an Elote! This picture is about 5 years old! I was living in New York at the time and there is a delicious restaurant in Soho that serves Elote.

I really can't believe that I haven't posted this salad yet. I think I make it about 5 times each summer.

4 ears corn- leave the husks on
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lime
3-4 ounces queso fresco- one of my favorite cheeses for salads!
3-4 green onions- chopped thinly
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 serrano pepper- chopped small

First you need to run the corn under cold water. Then grill the corn with the husks on over medium high heat for about 10 minutes. Then take the corn out of the husks and place back on the grill. Cook for about 5-6 minutes, make sure to continually turn them.

Let the corn cool a little and then cut the kernels off the cob.

Chop the onions, cilantro and pepper. Mix all the ingredients together! I hope you enjoy this salad.

Today I plan to drink the best margaritas ever on my new porch. I will post the recipe next!