According to the Chinese zodiac, the 2022 lunar new year officially begins on Tuesday, February 1, and celebrates the year of the tiger, specifically the water tiger. Let’s talk about food and the Chinese New Year. I had the privilege … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!
I hope everyone had a safe, healthy, and wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ve been fortunate to be extremely busy with work, which is why you haven’t heard from me in a while. Regardless, I’m always thinking of you, what might whet your … Continue reading Cherry Tomato, Caramelized Onion & Herb Ricotta Tart
I’ve meant to post this recipe for a while, and now that my arm is finally out of the cast, I’m actually getting to it. I’ve had this idea in my head to create a really flavorful lasagna using fresh … Continue reading Ravioli Lasagna with Tomato and Alfredo Sauces
I’ve recently read that it wasn’t an apple that tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, but a fig. And I fully agree. Few things are as tempting, and in my opinion, it’s one of the most seductive … Continue reading Figs and Their Waspy Secret
I didn’t tell many people, but I fractured my wrist three weeks ago due to a ridiculous accident that I could have avoided had I listened to my significant other’s words of wisdom not to wear my slippery socks on … Continue reading Oatly Orange Sunrise Smoothie
I’ve been experimenting with summer fruit Bundt cakes lately, working with stone fruit combinations such as peach and cherry. And whenever I’m experimenting, I often look back to review what I did in the past. Perhaps to draw inspiration from, … Continue reading Oatly Vegan Carrot Bundt Cake
Roasted Marrow Bones with Gremolata, Toast Points, and Salad is my answer to that inevitable question that many chefs are asked, “What would be your last meal?” Most definitely, this is one of them. This dish just does it for … Continue reading Roasted Marrow Bones with Gremolata, Toast Points, and Salad
This recipe is really all about the carrot tops and transforming them into something delicious to eat rather than tossing them or composting them (although the latter isn’t a bad thing to do). I hadn’t thought about carrot-top pesto in … Continue reading Carrot-Top Pesto with Pasta and Diced Carrots
My last virtual cooking class was so much fun! The company that hired me was kind enough to forward the link to the YouTube video, so I thought I’d share the recipes and the class with you. OK, I agree … Continue reading Virtually Yours
In preparation for a recent virtual cooking class for a beautiful local farm, my client asked me to submit a list of ideas that would be vetted by the registrants. I thought I’d keep things pretty veggie-centric, focusing on sheet … Continue reading Cauliflower-Vegetable Fried Rice
Happy New Year! Lately, many people have been asking me how to care for and maintain their cast-iron skillets and pans. Since I’m still recuperating from 2020, rather than writing a lengthy post, you can watch this quick video. As … Continue reading Cleaning & Caring for Cast-Iron
I’m so happy to announce the winner of the “I ❤ San Marzano DOP Tomatoes” recipe contest! Joan Velush’s Tomato, White Bean Soup with Rosemary recipe really “crushed” the competition (yes, the recipe uses crushed tomatoes)! Congratulations to Joan and … Continue reading The Winner!