10 Essential Kitchen Gadgets… AND A GIVEAWAY!!!

August 30, 2010

10 Kitchen Essentials I have a confession. I love to shop. I know, it’s hardly a revelation. -  most women love to shop. But it’s what I love to shop for that is a bit.. […]

Kiwifruit Mousse!!

August 27, 2010

Kiwifruit Mousse During the summer, there are a few items you will almost always find in my refigerator – salsa, beer,chutneys and lemon curd. Yeah, I know – salsa, chutney, sure. But lemon curd?? Well, […]

Tomatoes with Feta Mousse – Summerfest 2010!!

August 25, 2010

Tomatoes with Feta Mousse The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived!! No, it isn’t the first day of school – it is Summerfest 2010 – Tomatoes!!!! We are obsessed with tomatoes. […]

Pluot and Almond Crostata – Summerfest 2010 – Part 2

August 23, 2010

Pluot and Almond Crostata Well, as I mentioned last week, I had a really hard time deciding what recipe to choose for Summerfest 2010 – Stonefruits! So,  I decided to feature 2 recipes – and […]

Spicy Hoisin Glazed Shrimp and Plum Skewers – a piece of summer in your hand

August 18, 2010

Plum and Shrimp Skewers with Spicy Hoisin Glaze Summerfest 2010 is back again!!! This week’s theme is stonefruits – peaches, plums, nectarines, pluots,  and apricots -  a piece of summer that  you can hold in […]

Savory Madeleines …Julie, Julia and Me

August 16, 2010

Julie and me! Happy Birthday Julia Child!!! In case you weren’t aware, yesterday, August 15th was Julia Child’s birthday. This week, countless bloggers will be posting about this American icon  – and I am one […]

Strawberry and Kiwifruit Pavlova

August 13, 2010

Strawberry and Kiwifruit Pavlova In culinary school, you have to take classes in both cooking and pastry.  After the first few classes, most people have a clear preference – they are either cooks or bakers, […]

How to Calculate Food for a Party!

August 12, 2010

So, how much food do I need for my Party? This is the most frequent question that I am asked.  Now, I wish I could say that there was an easy, fool proof formula for […]

Summerfest 2010 – Green Beans with Tarragon Vinaigrette

August 11, 2010

Green Beans  with Tarragon Vinaigrette  Are you ready for the next installment of Summerfest 2010??? I hope so, because here it is!! This week’s theme was beans, herbs and greens and I decided to make […]