Simple Slaw

When I was a kid, my grandmother would make an amazing slaw (NOT cole slaw) out of thinly sliced cabbage, vegetable oil, white vinegar, salt and pepper. That simple. I remember her tasting it as she added vinegar and oil, making sure the balance was just right. Sometimes I make this the “real” way and […]

Banana Cafe Inspired Tuna Salad

Last year we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in Key West. Banana Cafe on Duval Street quickly became a favorite for us and we ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner there multiple times. French food with a subtle Key West twist, everything we tried was fresh and thoughtfully prepared. Danny, the owner, could not have been friendlier […]

Bloody Mary Green Bean Salad

Pickled Okra? Bloody Mary Mix? What more could you ask for in a salad? This fresh, acidic salad makes an amazing match for BBQ, pork butt, brisket, anything smoky with BBQ sauce. The dressing is a little spicy, a little tangy, just like a Bloody Mary. I first had this dish at a family dinner over the […]