Cherry Clafoutis

We have had some of the most amazing sales around here lately on bing cherries — which has been such a treat. I love...

Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow)

Every week that I’ve been at the market this summer and passed by the bunches of fresh, vivid, and wonderfully fragrant Thai basil…I crave...

Red Sangria

Summertime = Sangriatime. :-) So for a happy hour with some friends at my place last week, I decided to put some fresh fruit...

mailbox monday: “stocking a spice cabinet”

mailbox monday: “stocking a spice cabinet”

Hey Ali! My name is Jessica and I just found your blog through Foodgawker. I really love it! Whenever you have time, I wondered...

site updates!

site updates!

Hey hey! We’ve made some fun new updates to the site (with more to come). So if you have a few minutes, take a...

Strawberry Shortcake

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…fresh, red strawberries and thick sweet whipped cream…warm shortcake biscuits with almond-y “zing”…these are a few of my...

Creamy Lemon Popsicles

When life gives you extra lemons . . . well of course, you make lemon popsicles!!! I’ve long been a fan of frozen lemon...

institute of culinary education: day two

institute of culinary education: day two

Oooooh la la! That’s right! Today I wrapped up my week of culinary adventures with a final day of “hors d’oeurves boot camp” at...

institute of culinary education: day one

institute of culinary education: day one

This morning I took the train down into the heart of NYC for my final culinary adventure — “hors d’oeuvres boot camp” at the...

foods of new york tour: greenwich village

foods of new york tour: greenwich village

Back in the Big Apple!!! For the fun culinary adventure of the day, I spent the afternoon in Greenwich Village doing a “Foods of...

culinary institute of america: day three

culinary institute of america: day three

Ok, Mom — here’s a picture of me. :-) We finished up our final day of “Mexican Cuisine Boot Camp” today at the CIA...

culinary institute of america – day two

culinary institute of america – day two

It’s been another gorgeous day at the CIA! For those of you who are just tuning in, I’m finishing up Day 2 of a...