What I Ate on My Summer Vacation(s)


It’s September, and for me September is when things truly start anew! Back to school and back to the routine - summer is gone and vacations are a memory. For me my strongest vacation memories are typically related to [...]

What I Ate on My Summer Vacation(s)2018-10-05T14:56:04+00:00

A Cornucopia of Fresh Summer Fruits and Veggies


Summer fruits and veggies are a plenty! Don’t walk...RUN Farmers marketing are bustling right now, so get your fill while you can! If you are blessed with local market stands, do not walk but RUN to take advantage of the [...]

A Cornucopia of Fresh Summer Fruits and Veggies2018-08-16T14:23:39+00:00

Lemons, Shoes, and Breathtaking Views


What a trip! Italy’s Amalfi Coast is as gorgeous in person as it appears in all those iconic pictures you’ve seen – sheer cliffs dotted with colorful structures right down to the sea below! I must have 50 pictures [...]

Lemons, Shoes, and Breathtaking Views2017-06-23T14:03:07+00:00

Homemade Ghee


Ghee – that clarified butter making the health rounds these days – can be a pricey proposition if you use it as much as I do. I’ve seen it range from $19.99 for 13 ounces on Amazon to $9.99 for [...]

Homemade Ghee2017-03-07T14:55:24+00:00

Broccolini with Pomegranate Seeds


Here's a bright and colorful and flavorful side dish that goes equally well with a slow-roasted beef tenderloin, a rack of lamb or a fillet of black cod. It's also a snap to make and looks great on a festive [...]

Broccolini with Pomegranate Seeds2017-02-27T20:06:59+00:00

Lamb, Zucchini & Tomatoes atop Roasted Spaghetti Squash


Lamb-haters - please don't stop reading! Use this versatile recipe as a general guide and skip the lamb! Substitute with bison, turkey, chicken or beef...and if you do, you should switch up the fresh herb used. For instance, with turkey [...]

Lamb, Zucchini & Tomatoes atop Roasted Spaghetti Squash2017-02-27T20:06:59+00:00

True Confessions


This tale starts with my most dreaded and most frequently-asked question once someone discovers that I’m a personal chef:  “Do you still cook at home?” My true confession/dirty little secret is that I DON’T. After I’ve cooked all day long [...]

True Confessions2017-02-27T20:06:59+00:00

Posset Anyone?


What’s a posset? Well, it’s like a syllabub. HA! Seriously, it’s a British dessert made of thickened cream traditionally flavored with lemon. The acid in the lemon causes the cream to ‘curdle’ in a good way. Unlike a panna cotta [...]

Posset Anyone?2017-02-27T20:06:59+00:00

Cacio e Pepe


For a recipe with so few ingredients, there are many variations on the cooking method. Keep in mind that the quality of the ingredients is key to the final result. Splurge on true pecorino and freshly ground pepper! Here’s the [...]

Cacio e Pepe2017-02-27T20:07:00+00:00

Cocktails Delivered to your Door


Recently I received a very cool gift – a subscription to Cocktail Courier. Yep, all the pieces/parts needed to make an unusual cocktail delivered right to my door. Each delivery includes a small (but not a miniature) bottle of the [...]

Cocktails Delivered to your Door2017-02-27T20:07:00+00:00
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