Harvesting & Juicing Meyers Lemons

Recently my friend, neighbor, and extraordinary Italian cook, Lisa Malcolm and I harvested Meyers Lemons from an overgrown tree that is adjacent to our homes. Lisa is also my co-host on GARDEN GOURMETS. We later took them into my outdoor kitchen where we record many Great Neighborhood Cooks TV show […]


Everglades City, Florida Annual Seafood Festival

My CULINARY HIDEAWAYS co-host Chef Ruth Manchester and I traveled to legendary Everglades City Florida recently for its Annual Seafood Festival held each year in early February. It’s definitely a “not to be missed” event for seafood lovers! Our first stop was the historic Rod & Gun Club established in […]


Kitchen Countertops

This is the 2nd episode in our ongoing series titled “Kitchen Designer” featuring Jim Gerard, owner of Kitchen By Ambiance in Bonita Springs, Florida and me Rob Kircher, Great Neighborhood Cooks syndicated Television culinary personality.


#14 Rob’s Food Facts – Wasabi

Did you know that the wasabi that most people purchase today is not real wasabi! Nope! Guess what? It’s colored horseradish. COLORED HORSERADISH! I don’t know about you, but I am completely disillusioned. It only goes to show that you really need to read the ingredient labels on the back […]