Monday, September 20, 2010

Pear Salad (redneck style)

This is a classic country dish, and by country, I mean the spot where you park your double-wide trailer.

1 Can pear halves
Cheddar cheese (shredded)

Bust open a can and plate your pears (you can serve them on a bed of lettuce if you're feeling ritzy). Spoon a dollop of mayonnaise onto each pear half and then sprinkle with cheese. Voilà!
If it's a special occasion, such as a birthday, wedding, or completion of terms of parole, adding a maraschino cherry atop each pear will make a nice touch.

If your trailer is actually a house, then you might want to upgrade your pear salad.


lettuce (not iceberg--never iceberg, ever)
3 Fresh pears
2 Tlbs Mayonnaise (or yogurt)
3/4 c. Crumbled blue cheese
3/4 c. Chopped walnuts

Dice pears and toss with mayonnaise then spoon onto lettuce. Sprinkle with blue cheese and walnuts. DO NOT add maraschino cherries, but raisins CAN be added, if desired.

Bon appetite!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jasmine Cafe

This past weekend we stumbled upon a terrific restaurant in downtown Tallahassee, Florida. Jasmine Cafe bills itself as "Downtown Sushi", but it's much more. Great sandwiches, salads, stirfry, noodle dishes, AND sushi.
Great service, too.
The Asian Style Crabcake appetizer was delicious and's going to be hard to go back and NOT order the crabcakes. All of the dishes we sampled were fantastic and plentiful at extremely reasonable prices. If you're looking for Asian eats in Tallahassee, Florida, I'd definitely give them a try. Map and menus can be found at