Apricot and Arugula Salad

June 16, 2014

“Schools out for summer!”… Oh, happy day! I love teaching… and I’m always a little sad to see my students go… but I am also more than excited to have a little more free time […]

Mint, Coriander and Honey Kebabs

June 10, 2014

I am a little embarrassed to admit this but I have a crush… a food crush to be exact. And who is the object of said crush??  Yottam Ottolenghi, the genius behind the eponymous food […]

Lemongrass Ginger Cooler

June 2, 2014

Sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami -  otherwise known as the 5 basic “tastes”  and the foundations of flavor. Although it’s  technically not a “taste” I would add one more – “spicy” or “heat” – […]

Sponge Cake with Lemoncello Cream and Strawberries

April 16, 2014

I am not really a “dessert” kind of person. Don’t get me wrong, I looove dessert and if I had my way, chocolate would definitely be on my ” I could give everything up but […]

Indian Chickpea Fries with Smoky Date Not Ketchup

April 6, 2014

  I have amazingly talented friends – some are photographers, fabulous food writers, bakers, food stylists…. and now product developers! My friend, Erika of In Erika’s Kitchen has recently launched a line of sauces called […]

Pixie Tangerine Mojo

April 2, 2014

They’re here!!!! They’re here!!! Pixie Tangerines from Ojai are here!!! These bright, sweet little orbs of tangerine deliciousness have arrived in markets – and they are bigger, sweeter and better than ever this year due […]

Baked Alaska

February 10, 2014

There is no question about it… my pants are tighter than they were 4 months ago. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s in Italy and the Superbowl it has been one long food fest here […]

Gai lan with Tangerine Glazed Chicken

January 29, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year!!! Since I missed celebrating New Year’s in the U.S. I am getting a second chance – the Chinese New Years is this Friday!! And to help me celebrate, the wonderful people […]

Aperol and Tangerine Spritz

January 17, 2014

I’m b-a-a-a-c-k!!!! Despite appearances to the contrary I’ve not abandoned this blog!!!   I’ve always been one who has believed I could “do it all” – the last 2 months  however, have taught me otherwise.  […]