Month: May 2018

Homemade Fettuccine

Homemade Fettuccine

Making pasta from scratch is one of those things that everyone should try at least once.  And speaking from experience, after you do it once you’ll be hooked.  This is obviously not something you’re going to do on a weeknight after a long day when […]

Spring Pea and Garden Herb Fettuccine

Spring Pea and Garden Herb Fettuccine

Late spring is my favorite time of year in the garden.  Everything is young and green, and excitement is so high to see how the plants progress.  It’s around this time I first start noticing the need to prune any herbs that are growing.  Pruning […]

Salmon en Papillote

Salmon en Papillote

Don’t let the fancy French name fool you.  This is hands down the easiest way to cook fish at home you’ll ever try.  En papillote means in parchment paper in French. Fish lends itself very nicely to being cooking en papillote – it doesn’t take too long to […]

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Broccolini

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Broccolini

Lemon and garlic.  Two ingredients that when used in combination will knock your taste buds straight to the middle of the Mediterranean.  I particularly think of Italy when it comes to lemons, and my fridge is never not without a few on hand.  The Amalfi […]

Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta with Fresh Mozzarella

Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta with Fresh Mozzarella

What to do when you got your hands on fresh mozzarella, and you want to make caprese salad but it’s not yet tomato season?  Yea, yea I know you can buy tomatoes year round at grocery stores.  But we’re talking about a dish with under […]

Rosemary Blue Cheese Scones with Walnuts & Pancetta

Rosemary Blue Cheese Scones with Walnuts & Pancetta

Scones are the type of dish that feel very intimidating but are actually far easier than a lot of other baked goods we’re used to making.  Maybe it’s the English tea time connotation that gives them a royal and therefore overwhelming feel. In reality these […]

Radis Au Beurre

Radis Au Beurre

If you find yourself in Paris and really want to do as the Parisians do, then you need to go to one of the markets.  My personal favorite is the Marché Bastille (sometimes referred to as the Marché Richard Lenoir) in the 11eme arrondissement.   The Marché […]

Smoky Turkish Cannellini Beans

Smoky Turkish Cannellini Beans

Istanbul is probably one of the most unexpectedly vibrant cities I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting.  In all of my European travel stints, I have visited two places multiple times – Istanbul, Turkey and Fes, Morocco.  I would also tell you that Turkey and […]

Sweet & Spicy Pomegranate Roasted Carrots with Orange Ginger Arugula Salad

Sweet & Spicy Pomegranate Roasted Carrots with Orange Ginger Arugula Salad

One of my favorite secret ingredients borrowed from Middle Eastern cooking is pomegranate molasses.  You can find it in most international grocery stores, and I’ve started seeing in pop up in the international section of some regular grocery stores as well.  It’s also really easy […]

Pesto + Mozzarella Breakfast Sandwiches on Baguette

Pesto + Mozzarella Breakfast Sandwiches on Baguette

When I was living in France after college, I taught at two different elementary schools in a town just outside of Paris.  One of the schools was just down the street from one of the neighborhood boulangeries and had the best baguettes and baked goods. […]