Month: April 2015

Camembert Apple Pie

Camembert Apple Pie

I’m sorta of into the whole apple pie thing at the moment and naturally, breaking away from the hard-fast-rules of what can and cannot be defined as apple pie, I just had to add cheese and transform “apple pie” into something rich and sumptuous. And when I say rich and sumptuous, I mean it. This […]

Baked Rhubarb and Oats

Baked Rhubarb and Oats

I recently read that rhubarb is in fact a vegetable. But apparently, at some point, the United States Customs Court ruled that rhubarb was a fruit. Really? A government decision to decide whether rhubarb should be labeled a fruit? And what about the laws of nature? Without plenty of sugar, brace yourself! Bamm, it’s bracingly […]

Hazelnut Pesto with Parsley and Arugula

Hazelnut Pesto

I mean who could say no to creamy homemade pesto made from fragrant roasted hazelnuts? The robust flavor of the roasted hazelnuts gets a nice brightness from the lemon zest and lemon juice, and when whirled together with a generous glug of olive oil and a large handful of flat-leaf parsley and peppery arugula, plus […]

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to infuse your table with the tastes of the Mediterranean. There is nothing more Mediterranean, than fresh, sunny, coastal flavors. Simplicity paired with quality ingredients is the centerpiece of this tasty combination of orzo tossed with tuna, artichokes, sweet pointed red pepper, capers and herbs in a […]

Tender Green Salad in a Champagne Vinaigrette with Asparagus and Strawberries

Tender Greens in a Champagne Vinaigrette with Asparagus, Strawberries & Avocado

Champagne vinegar is considered the “king of vinegars” in France as it is incomparably smooth, subtle, and light. It makes a great choice for dressing up delicately flavored salads using ingredients that are fresh, ripe and in season. In the early spring, blanched asparagus and spring strawberries make a perfect match. A buttery avocado also […]

Purple Viola Aspargus

Asparagus (Purple, White & Green)

Asparagus has a wonderfully subtle flavor that works well with almost anything—in summer salads or as a perfect side dish for pretty much any meal. When I see all sorts of asparagus start to appear at the farmers market each spring, I really can’t resist buying some and so starts my short stinted asparagus binge. […]

Roasted Tomato, Artichoke & Bocconcini Salad in a Lemon Caper Dressing

Roasted Cherry Tomato, Artichoke and Bocconcini in a Lemon Caper Dressing

Roasting tomatoes brings out their rich and sweet flavor, and in this salad, roasted cherry tomatoes are combined with artichokes, the tasty ones, the ones found at your favorite delicatessen or gourmet food store — yes, raise your hand if you love artichokes! All this together with fresh, delicate buffalo mozzarella (bocconcini), tossed in lemon […]