Jules Tips in the Kitchen, What's happening right now

Salad Spin your Romaine Wedges!

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Have you ever cut your Romaine into single portions and then put them in the Salad Spinner like this?  It works great, and if you do it a day in advance and put it in the fridge, it will be dry, cold and super crisp.  Great if serving for a dinner party, just pull them out ready to go.  As I wash them I gently pull/push the wedges so that the water hits all the leaves. Try it sometime!

This Salad is in my Cookbook on Page 78.

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Things Growing in my Garden, What's happening right now

Ripe Tomatoes! Before and after!

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Roma Tomatoes before and after!  I am so happy!  I’ve never grown Roma’s before.  I love their shape, their firmness and their color. They are a plum variety with a dense, meaty flesh and they have a rich flavor.  It’s good to eat with baby Buffalo Mozzarella Balls like Caprese and I’ve heard it is one of the best Tomatoes for Sauces and Soups.  I jut love the firmness and robust color.


Yellow Pear Tomatoes fun to just take off the plant and “pop” in your mouth! Yellow Pear is one of the oldest varieties and is ideal for those who find other Tomatoes too acidic (good to know).

Happy gardening!



Food Suggestions, What's happening right now

Turkey Burgers from Trader Joes!


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I love Trader Joes Turkey Burgers!  4 to a box in the frozen section. Sauté in a Pan with Olive Oil and Fresh Herbs and Spices or just a sprinkle of Kosher Salt and Cracked Pepper. Cook approx. 4-5  minutes each side. Super easy and really good.  Must have Sandwich Thins are my favorite too.  *You have seen me use these for my Tuna Melts.  Dress up the burger however you’d like. I love this for lunch. Trader Joe’s Burgers not filled with all the fillers like the other Turkey Burgers I’ve tried. Whats for lunch?


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Fruit Trees, What's happening right now

Fruit Trees are Growing Fruit already!


Key Lime!IMG_3310

Ruby Red GrapefruitIMG_3311

Ruby Red Grapefruit


Meyer Lemon


And my first decent size Jalapeños!  Happy!

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Recipes, What's happening right now

Idea for Pork Tenderloin


IDEA: Take a Whole Tenderloin (and instead of cooking it whole) Cut into 2 to 3″ Medallions and cook like you would a Tenderloin (Filet Mignon).  Super fun and super yum!  Marinate and Grill.  *Marinade in this picture is Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar and my Kona Coffee Rub and Prime Rib/Meat Rub combo!  Super good together.

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