Chef Master 19-Piece BBQ Tool Giveaway

Memorial Day is the kick-off to summer which means, if you have a grill, hopefully it's been prepped for months of extended use. Living in the city we obviously don't have the luxury of walking out in our backyard to fire up the grill.   However, when we venture outside the concrete jungle, we almost always opt for any meat and veggies that have been prepped on a grill. For the novice grillers out there, I'm thrilled to have received some best grilling tips from the myriad food-related events along my journey with My Judy the Foodie : … [Read more...]

Curious Chef Kids’ 6-Piece Prep Kit Giveaway

Crazy for cucumbers? Bananas about berries? No matter what your kids’ favorite summer produce is, you can help them bring the flavors of the garden into your kitchen with Curious Chef cooking tools for kids. I love Curious Chef because it inspires kids to get excited about food prep. And, with the year’s best produce ripe for the picking, it’s the perfect time to get them in the kitchen and teach them to cook. Obviously, I've been a fan of cooking together with my children as it gets them invested in their meals. Forget worrying … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Weekend Recipes

Fire up the grill this weekend and kick-off your summer with a smorgasbord of recipes that will quench your thirst and satiate your hunger. From sangria to salad to burgers, we've curated our summer favorites from the past five years of My Judy the Foodie. So, tighten your apron, get your spatulas ready, and bring on the FOOD (and drink): White Wine Sangria This sangria only takes about 5 minutes to make and it tastes so refreshing (I let it sit overnight in the fridge).  People will be impressed that you’re not just serving wine but, … [Read more...]

Finding Perfection in Unripe Fruit

Memorial Day is right around the corner and so are our fantasies of backyard BBQ's, fresh grilled food and succulent summer fruit.  However, this doesn't mean that you should shy away from using those fruits that aren't quite "ripe". Here are some creative ways to salvage your unripe fruits  in your recipes, to avoid waste but also to tap into their yet-to-be-discovered potential (advice from Celilia Estreich of Baldor Specialty Foods). Green Apricots This immature apricot is harvested early in the season and resembles a green … [Read more...]