Since apples shine during the fall season, I always look for ways to infuse that sweet delicate flavor wherever possible. Not to mention the fact that I typically have WAY too many apples from a weekend of apple picking at a local farm. Pie? Check. Warm cider? Double check. Champagne cocktails? Yassss. The first time … Continue reading Calvados and Champagne ‘Apple Punch’
The summer hasn’t officially begun yet as of writing out this little journal entry, but that certainly wouldn’t stop me from sharing this delicious recipe for my new favorite cocktail, the Aperol Spritz. I think I was introduced to the drink originally years ago after a girlfriend of mine moved to Florence for a bit … Continue reading Aperol Spritz
After my inaugural season of ramps, and after many recipes swapping in the fresh ramps for onions and garlic whenever I could, I was down to my last bunch of the green herbaceous wondrous bulbs in the fridge. I did buy a few too many, and my sweet hubs was kind enough to amuse my … Continue reading Cheddar Cheese & Ramp Buttermilk Biscuits
I’ve been in a yellow phase recently. I think it’s because of all of the beautiful and warmer weather we’ve had recently, as well as all the gorgeous new produce that’s starting to appear in the grocery stores and farmers markets. Even my big yellow handbag has recently made an appearance, as I try to … Continue reading Lemon Curd
Most people don’t think of local farms and seasonal produce when they hear “New Jersey” but that IS the reality. It isn’t called the Garden State for nothing. And even though most may envision a gray shipping port in the dark shadows of the shiny heavenly skyscrapers just across the Hudson River, most of New … Continue reading Leek & Asparagus Quiche
It’s officially 2017! I can hardly believe another year has passed. So much tumult, so much anxiety, so much excitement – and yet, so much to be thankful for – it brought a whole lot of ups and downs, I’m sure, for everyone. But as the dust settles from the Tasmanian Devil known as 2016, … Continue reading Healthy & Spicy Shakshuka (GF/LCHF)
I grew up in Southern California, and up until September of 2015 I was living in Los Angeles for about 16 years, over half of my whole life! Like, what?! And as a SoCal-er, there’s one meal that epitomizes the weekend: BRUNCH. Now that I’m here in the Garden State, I need to work on … Continue reading Hakuna-Frittata!