Appetizers

Rainbow Veggie Platter with Two Delicious Dips

Rainbow Veggie Platter with Two Delicious Dips

It’s officially too hot to cook. Seriously, I’m melting. Enter the humble veggie platter. It’s my go-to lunch or dinner when the temperature goes through the roof, and you can easily customize it to make the most of whatever summer produce you have available. Veggie […]

Radishes with Homemade Butter and Salt

Radishes with Homemade Butter and Salt

My first and clearest food memory is standing in a field with my parents and putting a whole sprig of cilantro in my mouth. It tasted green, juicy, and fresh. I also distinctly remember the flavor of soil, probably because the farmer who had agreed […]

Cucumber Spears with Sumac Salt and Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Cucumber Spears with Sumac Salt and Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Author Margaret Visser describes salt as “the policeman of taste: it keeps the various flavors of a dish in order and restrains the stronger from tyrannizing over the weaker.” Until recently, I would have probably disagreed with Ms. Visser. To me salt was just… well, […]

Costa Rican-Style Refried Beans and Pico de Gallo

Costa Rican-Style Refried Beans and Pico de Gallo

Welcome, my fellow boozy oysters! I’m so excited to start sharing my love for cooking and cocktails with all of you. It seemed fitting to have my first recipe in The Boozy Oyster be the first thing I learned how to cook.  While I won’t […]