Monday, August 19, 2013

Fresh Corn Salsa

When corn is in season, we eat it like crazy! This recipe literally takes 5 minutes to prepare,and involves no cooking whatsoever! Serve it as a light side with fish or chicken,as a topping for a taco, or as I am here ,with some plain old tortilla chips! When the ingredients are fresh, you really don't need to do much to them! Enjoy!

2 ears of fresh corn, kernels removed
1 large clove of garlic,minced
1/2 of a small red onion ,minced
1 large plum tomato,seeded and chopped
1-1/2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1-1/2 Tbsp. canola oil
1/2 tsp.salt
1/2 tsp pepper
fresh parsley,chopped
   Mix the corn  kernels along with all of the other ingredients. Mix well and let sit for a few minutes so the flavors develop. That is it!!! Easy!
Serve with tortilla chips if desired.

*** For a little heat, add some minced jalapeno pepper.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My New Etsy Shop

Exciting news!! I have been hard at work creating a new Parnell's Pantry Shop on Etsy! It is not yet "officially" open, but will be in a few days. As of now, the shop will be featuring a variety of seasonal wreaths, including fall,Halloween,Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Each week,there will be a variety of different items available for purchase. I hope that you enjoy the variety of items that will be available to you. It is my intention to add a number of different things as we head into the busy holiday season. All of the items will be made by yours truly, and I hope that you love them as much as I do!! Whether you are shopping for yourself,, looking for a unique,handmade gift,or just browsing, I hope you will stop in often and see what is new and exciting!

You can find the link to my shop at the top of the blog's main page,or at . I am posting a few sample wreaths for you to see, and there will be many,many more to come! Enjoy!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Grilled Clams


This is a recipe from Ina Garten that I tweaked a bit. It is quick and simple, and it cooks in 5 minutes. I threw in a little extra bail and garlic, as well as roasting  my own tomatoes to add to the mixture instead of using sun dried tomatoes.
 24 littleneck clams,scrubbed
 3 cloves of garlic, minced
 1/4 tsp. pepper
 3/4 tsp salt
 1/4 c. fresh basil, chopped
 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
 3 Tbsp. olive oil
 1-1/2 c. fresh,toasted bread crumbs
 1/4 c. toasted pignoli nuts
 6 sundried tomatoes in oil, chopped( I roasted a bunch of grape/cherry tomatoes w/oil,salt & pepper instead)
2-1/2 Tbsp. butter,melted

Mix together all of the ingredients except the clams. Lay the clams out in a single layer on your grill, and  they will begin to open over 5 minutes time. As soon as they are fully open, toss in a bowl with the bread crumb mixture,and toss well.Drizzle on the melted butter and serve.