Thursday, May 24, 2018

Berry Sangria

This is perfect for your outdoor barbecue, picnic, or holiday get together.

I used strawberries, blackberries, raspberries in the bottom of the pitcher.

Feel free to mix and match and use the berries that you like.


1 bottle dry red wine (or white wine)
1 c. each: blackberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries
1/4 - 1/2 c sugar (regular or sugar free)

Rinse berries in a strainer and drain on a clean paper towel lined plate.

Remove tops from strawberries and cut into slices. 

Set aside 4 strawberries and cut 1 small slit into them for garnish.

In a pitcher, place the berries, sugar and ice.

Pour wine over fruit, mix with a clean wooden spoon.

Put in fridge to chill until you're ready to serve.

To serve: pour wine in a clean glass. 

Garnish glass with a strawberry.

Serves 4.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Gin and Tonic

Need a drink to toast and celebrate the Royal wedding, try this.

This is also great for watching the Preakness or anytime.

4 - 6 oz. Dry gin
4 - 6 c. regular or diet tonic water
2 limes: 1 lime cut in half, other one cut into wedges.

Place ice into the bottom of a clean pitcher.

Cut 1 lime in half, squeeze lime over ice.

Cut other lime into wedges, set aside.

Pour gin over ice, top off with tonic water.

Place pitcher in refrigerator until ready to serve.

To serve: pour cocktail into clean glasses, garnish glasses with lime wedges.

Serves 4.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Thank You Readers. Cooking With Heide Turns 10

Thank you readers, I couldn't have done without you.

How time flies. Cooking With Heide turns 10.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Carne Asada

This is great for Cinco De Mayo or anytime.

I've used venison, but this is great with beef or lamb.

I've used a grill pan but this is also great on the grill.

1 lb. Venison
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
1 clove garlic: crushed, chopped
2 - 4 T. oil
Pinch each: turmeric, red pepper flakes, dried parsley

8 flour or corn tortillas or your favorite hard taco shells.
1 c. each approx.: shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes,
1/2 c sour cream

Peel, crush and chop garlic.

Rinse, chop lettuce and tomatoes. Place veggies into separate bowls and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

In a bowl combine, venison, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, red pepper flakes, parsley, salt and pepper.

Heat skillet to medium high heat.

Lower heat to medium and add oil. 

Add venison to pan and cook on 1 side for 5- 9 min or until done.

Flip venison on other side and cook on other side for 5 - 9 min. more or until done.

Let venison rest a few minutes before slicing. Slice venison into pieces.

Spoon venison into your favorite tortillas or taco shells. Top with your favorite fixings.

Serves 4.