Category Archives: fresh and seasonal

Mangoes for Mother’s Day!

I can hardly believe it’s 2 years since my mom passed away, so for Mother’s Day,  I’m celebrating her life with mangoes, one of her favorite fruit and mine!  Eaten on its own or in a salad or salsa, the creamy, smooth champagne mangoes are divine.  Mangoes always conjure up sweet memories of my childhood…



March Events (Updated)

Wok Star interview on ChatChow.tv Jumping for joy, my interview on Chat Chow TV is UP! Chat Chow TV already garnered 5 awards since they launched April 2011. So excited because I absolutely adore what they are doing. As they say, “a mouth-watering video podcast where we go behind the scenes with the chefs, owners…



Essensia Seasonal Supper

This delightful ‘seasonal supper’ and wine pairing was the first in a series put on by Chef Julie Frans, Essensia Restaurant at the Palms Hotel and Spa in Miami Beach. It’s become very popular to ‘educate’ us as to where our food comes from and a ‘seasonal supper’ with like minded folks was a nice…



How Do I Come Up With A Dish?

It’s like anything in life, the more you do it, the better and easier it gets! Folks are always asking me how I come up with a dish? Well, I started a series on my main blog: Be a Wok Star, on my ‘thought process’ and how I come up with a dish. Yesterday’s post,…