You can't just say ceviche.  It's CEVICHE!  It doesn't get much fresher than this.
From simplyrecipes.com
The recipe says it serve 4-8 but depending how you serve it, i.e. salsa style, it will serve more.

Preparation time: 15 minutes to prepare, 3-4 hours to let sit. Always use the freshest fish possible. Make the same day you purchase fresh fish.


  • 2 lbs of firm, fresh red snapper fillets (or other firm-fleshed fish), cut into 1/2 inch pieces or smaller, completely boned
  • 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup of chopped fresh seeded tomatoes
  • 1 serrano chili, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • Dash of ground oregano
  • Dash of Tabasco or a light pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Tortillas or tortilla chips


In a non-reactive casserole dish, either Pyrex or ceramic, place the fish, onion, tomatoes, chili, salt, Tabasco, and oregano. Cover with lime and lemon juice. Let sit covered in the refrigerator for an hour, then stir, making sure more of the fish gets exposed to the acidic lime and lemon juices. Let sit for several hours in the refrigerator (3-4 hours), giving time for the flavors to blend.

During the marinating process the fish will change from pinkish grey and translucent, to whiter in color and opaque.
Serve with chopped cilantro and slices of avocado with heated tortillas for ceviche tacos or with tortilla chips.

8 loaves in 6 days

That's what is it going to take.  A loaf and a third a day. Plus there are 3 packages of hot dog buns, two packages of rolls, two packages of bagels, two packages of tortillas, some focaccia bread and a partridge in a pear tree.  That's what happens when the cooks don't coordinate on a family vacation.  Did I mention the 4 pounds of butter?  And the toaster is broken!  I am not throwing out bread.  It goes against my principles.  This recipe put a small dent in the situation. 
Cinnamon Toast
Serves 8


  • 16 slices bread (whole wheat works great)
  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar (more to taste)
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Smush softened butter with a fork. Dump in sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg, if using. Stir to completely combine.

Spread on slices of bread, completely covering the surface all the way to the edges.  About 2 T per slice.
Place toast on a cookie sheet. Place cookies sheet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil until golden brown and bubbling. Watch so it won't burn!
Remove from oven and cut slices into halves diagonally.
Posted by on April 25 2010

Hi Ya Folks

Ya say you got old fruit lying all over the kitchen counter and ya can't even walk into the kitchen cuz of all the fruit flies swarming in the air.  And your down in the mouth cuz ya can't get your favorite snack let alone make dinner for fear of being carried off.  Is that's what bothering you, Bunky?  Lift your head up high and take a walk in the sun with dignity and sticktoitiveness and show those flies, show those flies where to get off!  You'll never give up, never give up, never give up!
Fruit Fly Trap

Apple cider vinegar
Dishwashing liquid

Pour vinegar into a small bowl.  Add a few drop of dishwashing liquid.  Set on counter, possible near ripe fruit.

Next time I am going to use a very small bowl and fill it to the top so there is little room for the little buggers to sit and chat. 

Garden Bounty

Cherry Tomatoes with Parsley


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped mild onion
  • 2 pints red cherry or grape tomatoes
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley


  • In a large skillet, melt 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup chopped mild onion and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes, until onion begins to soften. Add 2 pints red cherry or grape tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 5 minutes, until tomatoes begin to soften. Stir in 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley and transfer to a serving dish. Serve hot. Serves 8.

Grapes from the Garbage

DS (name not designated son) saw a spot of mold on a grape and ask me what to do with them.  Throw it away.  Key word being it.  Not them.  The audacity. The unmitigated gall.  Grape, DS?   

Easy Chicken Pasta Salad
Makes a lot

4 cups of your favorite chicken salad or diced cooked chicken
1 pound box of shells, I prefer the small
4 cups of grape, or desired amount

Prepare pasta shells according to package directions.  Let cool.  Can be slightly warm.  Add chicken salad.  Cut grapes in half.  Mix.  Add more mayonnaise if desired.  Salt to taste.  Can add shredded cheese if desired.

It Can Always be Rinsed

Even if chicken is cooked and has turn dry yet slimy, the slime can still be rinsed off.  Then to moisten it add back the slime, like say mayonnaise. 

Chicken Salad Sliders
From Paula Deen
Serves 12

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 1/2 cups finely diced cooked chicken
1 cup finely diced celery
1/3 cup slivered almonds
12 mini slider rolls 

In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, mayonnaise and salt. Toss with the chicken, celery, and almonds in a medium bowl. Serve on mini slider rolls or any small roll.