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Green Salad with Roselle / Rosa de Jamaica / Hibiscus Vinaigrette

One of our favorite recipes from Cemaco’s Kitchen and Table Catalog, this salad has a guatemalan touch with the hibiscus infused vinegar. The tartness of the hibiscus pairs perfectly with the Green Salad. Why green, you ask? Well, you have lettuce, green apple and celery. You can even add some green bell peppers if you like.

This salad recipe came together one Sunday afternoon when we had no tomatoes nor carrots for the salad. So we started with the lettuce, then celery for a good crunch, followed by the tartness of the green apples. That’s a good base. To make it better, we added both the grated parmesan cheese and the sliced almonds.

Now, the infused vinegar. We love to have a batch in the fridge at all times, specially during these summer days. This infusion gives this salad a bold and fresh lemon, tart, very berry-full flavor. And adding this to our crunchy salad, makes this combo a winner!

Helga & Kitty

Green Salad with Hibiscus /Roselle/Rosa de Jamaica Infused Vinegar

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Shortbread Cookies

Hi! We are already on recipe number three from Cemaco’s Kitchen and Table Catalog. This time, let’s have something sweet. These classic Shortbread Cookies are just too cute not to bake. Not only we got to prepare the dough on the always reliable KitchenAid, but we got to use some new cookie cutters by SiliKoMart. We cannot tell you how much we loved using these cute cookie cutters. They come in three different shapes: rectangle, circle and heart. They come with a great embossing design that makes this cookie picture ready, even if you are not adding sanding sugar, sprinkles or something more elaborate.

We also tested out  their 16-inch rolling-pin, and we are hooked. Rolling out the dough was a breeze. Our only recommendation is that you can dip the cookie cutter in a bit of flour, avoiding the cookie dough to sticking to the cookie cutter. Do this every 4 or 5 cookies. After you’ve cut all the cookies, transfer them to a baking sheet and add the sprinkles or sanding sugar. We baked half with sanding sugar, and half without. Both batches were equally cute and delicious.

Helga & Kitty

Classic Shortbread Cookies

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Chicken Ginger Skewers

Our second recipe from Cemaco’s Kitchen and Table Catalog, is an amazing set of Chicken Ginger Skewers. This dish, is also very summer friendly. If you have a grill (no matter if it’s a big garden grill or a small countertop electric one), this is the perfect recipe to for grilling. Cemaco has a great selection of grilling items, including this Set of 4 skewers that worked like a charm.

Since we were cooking indoors, we used a countertop electric grill. Make sure to read your grills’ manufacturer instructions to heat it just in time to start grilling. To put the skewers together, start and finish with a cherry tomatoes. This will keep the rest of the veggies and chicken in place when in the grill. As with the rest of the recipes we are posting from this series, the products we used from Cemaco are listed at the end of the post.

Helga & Kitty

Chicken Skewers

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