Chicken Bahn Mi Sandwich

Posted by Wine & Spice on 8/25/2016 to Asian


Trying new and exotic spice blends is so much fun! I've never tried making a Bahn Mi Sandwich before. This sandwich is "street food" in Vietnam. I have seen them on menus at restaurants and in many cooking magazines. They looked great, but seemed very exotic to make—too many spices I would never use again. When Milford Spice Company introduced the Easy Bahn Mi blend—I jumped in.


The Easy Bahn Mi is salt-free and hand blended from demerara sugar, ginger, coriander, clove, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, sesame, black pepper and lemongrass. Great as a dry rub or marinade.


The final result was a sandwich with a complex layers of flavors—fresh, flavorful and delicious. This is easily a new family favorite. I marinated the chicken and made some quick pickled veggies.


We enjoyed an ice-cold beer with this sandwich.


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Heirloom Tomato Tart

Posted by Wine & Spice on 8/10/2016 to Brunch


I love going to the Farmers Market! It is so much fun to walk around and see what is new and what I must try. Today I decided that tomatos are my must have. Todd from Todd’s Heirloom Tomatoes is a tomato aficionado! He and his wife Tonya are delightful and full of knowledge. Their tomatoes (and other produce) are the top of the line quality and just amazing flavor. I visited them at the Parker Sunday Market on Main Street.






I am making a Tomato Ricotta Tart. This a simple but oh so tasty dish. Because there are so few ingredients, the quality of these ingredients are imperative. Please get the best you can possibly find and you will not be sorry. Use a full fat Ricotta, imported from Italy if you can find. My beautiful friend Stephanie (she is Italian) went on a luxury Italian cruise this summer, lucky girl! She was spoiled with the local ricotta and went on a quest to find a similar quality product here. Her verdict is Trader Joes! Check it out if you have one locally.


I used Buon Appetito, a salt-free balanced mix of Greek oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, rosemary and sage. This is wonderful in any Italian dish.


Hope you have fun adventuring at your local Markets!


A glass of Champagne pairs beautifully with this dish.


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