Zucchini, Soy Sauce Flake, and Pickled Ginger Salad

Zucchini, Soy Sauce Flake, and Pickled Ginger Salad

Now This is a Salad Worthy of Discussion. Here is a salad that knocked me out.  As you’ve heard me say, salads do not take a back seat in my meals. They’re never an afterthought. In fact, there are many times when I decide on a particular salad and build my meal around it. When […]

Pork and Foie Gras Country Pâté

Pork and Foie Gras Country Pâté

A French Classic for a Very Good Reason. I’ve long wanted to make this kind of pâté and finally got around to doing so. This is the kind of cooking project that I love. Nothing is complicated, but it has to sit for 4 days to cure after it’s been baked. The anticipation of eating […]

Sumac and Maple Roasted Tomatoes

Sumac and Maple Roasted Tomatoes

Melt in Your Mouth Perfectly Roasted Tomatoes. There are those times when comfort food is necessary. This meal came about due to one of those times. I had a double batch of my homemade ricotta sitting in the fridge and decided mid afternoon that dinner was going to be simple.  Earlier in the week I […]

Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes

Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes

Crisp and Chewy Coconut Milk Rice Cakes are Out of This World Delicious. In my continuing cooking journey through Ixta Belfrage’s new cookbook, Mezcla, I made Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes. Wow. Wow. And wow. Just imagine this. Sticky rice is baked in a mixture of coconut milk, fresh ginger, scallions, garlic, and […]

Pistachio Olive Oil Cake with Crackle Glaze

Pistachio Olive Oil Cake with Crackle Glaze

There’s Also Brown Butter. Need I Say More? I’ve been wanting to make a pistachio cake for awhile. None of the recipes I could find were exactly what I had in mind, so once again, I came up with my own and it’s a beauty. First and foremost, I wanted it to be full of […]

Bacon and 3 Onion Quiche

Bacon and 3 Onion Quiche

So Creamy It Melts in Your Mouth. After making my Potatoes Au Gratin the other day, I still had a big chunk of Comté cheese left over and decided to bake a quiche. Even after eating quiche for so many years, it still feels special. A well made quiche is truly a thing of beauty. […]

Pork Larb

Pork Larb

So Much Flavor and Such Fun to Eat. I don’t know about you, but I love wrapping intensely flavored meats in lettuce leaves. The crunch and freshness of the lettuce is such a perfect balance with the salty and chili flavored meat. In this case I made Pork Larb, which I understand to be the […]

Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin

Luxuriously Creamy Potatoes with Comté Cheese. Whenever I’m lucky enough to grab a big wedge of Comté cheese I start thinking about ways to use it, besides eating it out of hand. It’s in my top 3 of favorite cheeses and this time I chose to make potatoes au gratin. There are many different ways […]

Black Rice, Plum, and Cherry Salad

Black Rice, Plum, and Cherry Salad

And It’s Topped with Crispy Breadcrumbs! If you’ve never eaten black rice, this is a great place to start. I love it because it’s chewy and a little nutty in flavor, which makes it great for salads. When it cooks it ends up being a beautiful deep purple color that I thought would lend itself […]

Chilean Sea Bass with Orange Béarnaise Sauce

Chilean Sea Bass with Orange Béarnaise Sauce

In My Book, Fish Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This. Chilean sea bass is a remarkably delicious fish. I’m so happy to now be able to purchase it sustainably sourced as I had stopped buying it for years because it has been over fished. When deciding what to do with it, I couldn’t get the […]