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4th of July Party Food Suggestions Recipe
Being a US citizen for a few years now, I always make sure we have a special celebration on July 4th! Not only am I proud to be an American, but the 4th of July is also a perfect opportunity to gather our loved ones and prepare a barbecue feast. Now that we're finally back from our European trip, I've put together a list of our  favorite recipes for a get-together - read on to find out what my favorites are. I might need a few days to catch up with the jet lag and will be back with new videos and recipes next week.

In the meantime, if you live in the Bay Area, I'm so excited to meet you at Barnes and Noble this Saturday. Be sure to stop by Barnes and Noble Blossom Hill, 5353 Almaden Expressway, Building B in San Jose, California. I'll be doing a cooking demo, followed by a book signing, on July 5th at noon.


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Lavender Grilled Chicken Recipe Recipe

Lavender Grilled Chicken Recipe

06.03.14 by Jackie

We recently threw a barbecue dinner, and as I mentioned in last week's video, we grow all sorts of lavender. I made a marinade for chicken legs with lavender honey, lemon juice, herbes de Provence, dry sherry, garlic and soy sauce and used half of it for the glaze. 

The glaze was thickened with tapioca starch; I used it as soon as the grill marks were visible on the chicken. I reinforced the lavender flavor with soaked sprigs of lavender. If you don't have fresh lavender, fresh rosemary would work fine too.


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Grilled Lobster Tail Recipe Recipe

Grilled Lobster Tail Recipe

07.16.13 by Jackie

I prepared lobster over the weekend because I wanted to cook something gourmet in honor of Bastille Day (the French equivalent of Independence day, but on July 14th). It's not a traditional thing to serve in France for Bastille Day, but it was a great excuse to make good use of our barbecue grill and cook up some seafood.

The dish is ultra easy. I simply grilled halved lobsters and garnished them with tarragon, chives, garlic and lemon, then drizzled them with truffle oil. It was almost too sinful to eat, but somehow I managed to find the strength!  


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Grilled Corn on the Cob (Chili Lime Corn Recipe) Recipe

We grilled a lot of meat and vegetables yesterday, but the star of the show was grilled corn. It was so sweet! We had several with salt and just a touch of butter, but I also made a rub of lime zest, lime juice, red chili flakes, garlic and caramelized onions to balance and enhance the sweetness. 

We're not very good about making use of our grill during the summer, but after today the whole family has been inspired to prepare barbecues more regularly. Hope everyone had a great 4th!


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Happy Fourth of July! Recipe

Happy Fourth of July!

07.04.12 by Jackie

This year's July 4th is especially meaningful to me because it's my first Independence Day as a proud US citizen. In the spirit of this patriotic holiday, I wanted to share with you a picture of my first few minutes as an American right after I took the oath last month. 

I hope everyone is having a blast. We're having a giant barbecue at our home. Here are a few dishes we're going to be eating. Enjoy the firework display and happy Fourth of July!


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