Summer Rolls with Marinated Chickpeas


This particular Summer Roll recipe was a serendipity. Originally, the dinner menu called for BBQ Chickpea Chopped Salad, but while gathering supplies at Newark Farmers Market the better half happened to noticed fresh Thai Basil. I was on the hunt for habaneros for my second batch of fermented hot sauce and it never occured to…

Summer Rolls with Lemongrass Ginger Shrimp


    Saturday, Harvest Ridge Winery hosted another Wine Pick Up Party for club members. We don’t always make it down to Marydel for every pick up party, but when we can make it we always have a great time. This month’s wine pack included: Blue Line White, a crisp, semi-dry, refreshing white wine Blue…

Smoked Chicken Summer Rolls with Avocado Poblano Sour Cream


  Inevitably, I always have a couple days worth of leftovers after I grill. Wanting something fresh and light, I decided to utilize leftover smoked chicken and corn in this Summer Roll recipe. Summer Rolls can be a bit time consuming but so worth the effort. To simplify this recipe, just omit the rice paper…

Summer Rolls with Pan Seared Szechuan Tofu


After spending Thanksgiving week up in the Smoky Mountains indulging in decadent smoked meats and moonshine, I easily decided on salad for our first dinner back home. I didn’t quite have enough on hand for a big chopped salad and since we were both exhausted from the 9 hour drive home the previous day, going…

Fresh Summer Rolls


The first time I experienced Vietnamese Summer Rolls was out on a date with Amy. She took me to a Thai restaurant in Wilmington, that neither of us can remember the name of now. According to Amy, they served the best Pad Thai around and also served fresh summer rolls as an appetizer, which she…