Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Can you tell I love tomatoes? One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is Oven Roasted. The flavor is so concentrated and smoky, and great for making sauces, pizzas, tossed in pasta or salads…so many uses.  Also, very easy to make. I like to use locally grown Hamakua Cocktail Tomatoes [...]

Weekend Gourmet's Signature Green Salad

Not all green salads are created equal.  Personally, I don’t like just plain greens. Rather, I like my green salads with a little something extra you can sink your teeth into.  So for this salad, I add cooked Broccoli, Balsamic Marinated Cherry Tomatoes and Avocado.  Extra texture and extra taste.  Extra healthy and extra delicious! Here’s the recipe:

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Balsamic Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

I use these Balsamic Marinated Cherry Tomatoes in many of the salads I make, including my Weekend Gourmet Signature Green Salad and my Independence Day Orzo Salad. Quick and simple to make, fresh and delicious. Without the tomatoes, it’s a simple balsamic viniagrette recipe.

Balsamic Marinated Cherry Tomatoes 

1 Pint Box Organic Cherry Tomatoes

Balsamic Viniagrette
1 Tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 Tsp [...]

Heaven on Earth Scalloped Potatoes (with Mushrooms)

My friend Karla decided to host a Christmas party at her waterfront home in Hawaii Kai. Fortunately for us, the party coincided with the date of the Hawaii Kai Boat Parade of Lights.  How cool to watch the parade from the ideal location on her lanai, while enjoying a lovely dinner party and Christmas celebration!

The [...]

A'Table Gourmet Cooking - Private Chef Classes & Dinner Parties

My girlfriend, Kasandra, got an amazing gift for her birthday this year: a private in-home gourmet cooking class and meal. I was fortunate enough to be invited to share in the food and fun. The class was conducted by private chef, Aline Steiner of a’ table Hawaii, on Oahu.

Not to be confused with a caterer, [...]