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Choosing the right seafood is easier than you think. Buy American. These Blue Crab Cakes with Corn Okra Succotash help me explain why.
Café Cubano for this Americano
Everything about this Basil Berry Panna Cotta is cute. Super cute. So for that I’m sorry.
Blackberry Crumb Cake. What was I thinking? Another dessert? This blog is not about sweet treats. So why Blackberry Crumb Cake?
I’ve done 14 versions of roast chicken over the 5-yrs of this blog. There are many reasons for this, starting with– I like lazy roast chicken.
Clafouti is a traditional French dessert typically made with fresh cherries.
Polenta cakes are simple to make, but difficult to perfect. So try these. They didn't stick to the pan at all.
Some days skipping down the cobblestones takes longer than you’d think. For those days there's Groovy Default Pasta.
Almond-Crusted Tilapia Pan-Fried & Gluten-Free
Simple cheese ravioli from the book Sicilia in Cucina are finished with balsamic & almonds, two ingredients typical in Sicilian cooking.
Galettes are simpler than pies and tastier than Pop Tarts. The hazelnut filling enhances the natural tartness of the blackberries.
Salume Beddu Soppressa da Veneto paired with Gouda cheese
I used fresh baby lima beans which are so good in springtime in this simple to make soup.
Jerusalem artichokes aren't really artichokes, they're a tuber. Combined with onion, fennel, leeks, and potatoes they make a hearty soup.
Small round & green tomatillos look like unripe tomatoes, but one taste & you'll know they’re not. They make a heck of a sauce though.
Springtime Lamb Stew
If the standard Lemon Drop is just too sweet for you, try this version. it's made bitter with yuzu juice.
This Edamame & Shrimp Salad is a plate of super healthy food that's elegant enough to serve at a dinner party.
This is a classic of Venice Italy, big fat noodles of whole wheat pasta are tossed in a simple sauce of onions and anchovies.
These Pickled Spring Onions are a lesson in the value of holding on to the charms of spring.
You know it's Spring when Fava Beans make their first appearance. Fava Almond Mint Crostini.
Is there such a thing as 'Eggs in a Blanket'? Here they are served in a buckwheat pancake blanket sprinkled with cheese.
This Spring Onion Soup is two pounds of spring onions and not much else, because it doesn't need it.
Brownies have rules. You have to know them before you can break them. Double Chocolate Brownies with Crushed Almond & Espresso.
I love the little nips of heat from whole mustard seeds in this Marinated Wild Alaskan Salmon and Avocado Salad with Watercress.
I mean no disrespect to Carrie Bradshaw and her crew, but there comes a point in life when sweet pink drinks just don’t keep you coming back to the bar.
The Grapefruit Sabayon Cakes magically separate into a curd on the bottom and the lightest, fluffiest cake you can imagine on top.
Oyster mushrooms make this simple "default pasta" dish a satisfying vegetarian meal.
Savory and Spice (and Everything Nice) Raw Beet Salad
Green beans don't always need to be served 'tender crisp'. These are roasted until soft and luscious.
Sometimes I just want to put meat in the pan and cook it. Double Rib Eye with Pink Peppercorn Crust.
Cold weather calls for hot drinks. A traditional Hot Toddy is great, but I made something more modern with an old fashioned spirit, genever.
Make it yourself. Homemade Lox.
These glazed fennel bulbs make a stunning side dish. This is an adapted version of Thomas Keller's general technique for braising all vegetables.