Monday, October 04, 2004


Cucumber, Chile and Lime

I know I haven't been writing too much about the classes I teach lately, mostly because a lot of the time the (awesome) people I teach want the same recipes (who knew certain things would be so popular!) as everyone else. Last night, my class was great, yet another fantastic couple who had a beautiful kitchen and were very eager to learn. It just gets me so excited when people who don't cook, want to get in there and try. Of course, cooking your own food is always healthier and always a better alternative to fast food. Speaking of which, I watched the movie Super Size Me this weekend, and really encourage all of you to see it.

This is my favorite snack, maybe you'll like it too!

1 large cucumber, peeled, deseeded and sliced into spears
1 large mango, sliced into spears
juice of one large lime
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of salt

Sprinkle the lime, cayenne and salt over the cucumber and mango spears and enjoy.

(Jicama is a traditional addition to this snack.)

On Sept. 22, Interstate Bakeries the company that makes Wonder Bread and Hostess
products filed for bankruptcy -- leaving the future of Twinkies, Fruit Pies and Ho Hos in doubt.

A science teacher in Blue Hills, Maine, has kept a Twinkie on top of his blackboard for more
than 30 years, and told the Associated Press last month, "It's rather brittle, but if you dusted
it off, it's probably still edible. It never spoiled."

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