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First tastes are dark chocolate and sweet-wet berry. Then your palate begins to tingle & I just have to laugh at the spicy little trick I played on you!
Sustainably sourced sashimi: Seared Albacore with Avocado and Truffle Oil.
Is there a difference between, cake, gateau and torte? We'll use this plum confection with cardamom cream to try and figure that out.
I used a retro style warm bacon vinaigrette to dress this plate of grilled lamb chops with heirloom tomatoes and beans.
Gazpacho has a long and varied history & was made with a variety of ingredients before anyone heard of tomatoes! So why not watermelon gazpacho?
The sweet melon and the salty feta make this salad a wonderful combination of taste and texture.
Fresh fruit pie. We all aspire to that perfect triangle of sweet summer perfection. Here are a few hints.
Truffles, truffles and more truffles. Roasted Baby Potatoes with Summer Black Truffles.
Grilled leg of lamb with a super flavorful olive tapenade stuffing is so easy to prepare, but your guests would never believe it!
Purslane is a common weed in U.S. gardens. It is also a flavorful ingredient in this Turkish inspired salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and jalapenos.
Chinese broccoli has a deep green color that proves it is loaded with nutrients. Quickly steamed with flavorful ingredients it's the centerpiece in noodle and spicy clams recipe.
A bold spice rub and a stuffing of blue cheese elevate the flavors in a tender and juicy grilled filet mignon.
These swordfish stuffed shells are made with a raw tomato sauce and are served at room temperature making for a light summer meal.
This chilled Tomatillo and Yogurt Soup is both cool and spicy.
Blender? I don't even know her. Bright, thick & slushy this Mango Cooler is about as much fun as a Sno-Cone. But don't serve it to the kids!
Squash blossoms a have a very delicate flavor. Mild greens, creamy cheese and a few herbs are all that is needed to highlight their best qualities.
These insanely chocolate cookies have quite a long blogger pedigree, now you can try them too.
Is there a difference between Butter Beans and Lima Beans? Well, yes and no...
Kabob Party- Grilled Scallops Are Simple and Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking
The Sweet Basil Gimlet is not a serious cocktail it's meant to be lite and frivolous and every bit as friendly as the sweet summer sunshine.
These grilled salmon kabobs are brined in an sweet and salty anise mixture then sprinkled with wild fennel pollen.
Grilling brings out the natural sugars in fruit. These plums are glazed with rosemary honey and balsamic, making them even more intoxicating.
Italian Heirloom Yellow Wax Beans are a simple summer choice. I roasted mine with mint.
Skirt Steak. You know it best in Fajitas but it is also a great steak for the grill. Here I use classic steakhouse flavors, Worcestershire & Blue Cheese.
When the first summer corn starts to make its annual appearance I have one motto: Eat Corn Now! How about in soup with lobster & chive oil?
The Bramble is a Blackberry and Gin Cocktail popular in London in the 80s. Hey that gives me an idea for a TV Show.
Chard Wrapped Grilled Mozzarella can be made ahead & quickly grilled, because you gotta serve the hungry masses something while you fuss over the perfect steak.
Guanciale. I call it Magic Bacon because you really won’t believe how a few simple ingredients can come together in such a magical way. Pasta alla'Amatriciana.
I have been experimenting with Filipino cooking. This is Chicken Adobo and it can be made in countless ways. Mine is bold and spicy.
This simple summer squash tart is made with phylo dough sheets topped with fresh squash slices, kalamata olives and feta cheese.
Lamb chops make perfect picnic food. This version has a savory mint dipping sauce. Spread out a blanket and join me.
Perfectly Simple, Simply Perfect Sugar Cookies.
"Stingers, and keep them coming." –Cary Grant, Kiss Them for Me
First there was the grilled cheese sandwich. Then came the panini. Now it's the quesadilla's time to shine. Goat Cheese and Mushroom Quesadilla.