Archive for July, 2018

red cabbage slaw with peanuts and dukkah

red cabbage slaw with peanuts and dukkah

red cabbage slaw with peanuts and dukkah

We have lately entered the phase that I assume is a rite of passage for all parents, where at least part of our dinner a couple times a week is “whatever our toddler didn’t eat.”  (This is especially because one…

{Sacramento} Park Winters Summerland

Park Winters Floral

Park Winters perfectly captures the ideal of simple country luxury. This magical bed and breakfast and estate is a hidden paradise in the farmlands of Winters, California. A few weeks ago I was invited to experience the myriad pleasures of…

Caramelized White Chocolate Peach Scones

I rarely bake scones, since my son was deemed the scone expert in the family. But, I had a craving and he was busy being a teenager, so I set off to make these caramelized white chocolate and peach scones…

Cibo da strada: Roma e il supplì


Plum and Rhubarb Crisp

I’m not sure if I just returned from lunch, or if I was privy to a top-secret breeding ground for a race of super lovely people, that also happen to be amazing cooks.
serving crisp plum rhubarb crisp

When I walked into the home of Rachel…

minimalist barbecue sauce

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Eggplant and Yogurt Spread with Saffron

When Anissa Helou told me she was writing a book on the foods of the Islamic world, I was surprised, and a little curious. I didn’t know much about the food, but I am always drawn to the flavors, and ingredients…

Lavender Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée was the first French dessert I’d ever had in a restaurant. When I was in junior high school, I’d take the train into NYC from CT to visit my aunt. She was fashionable, impossibly sophisticated and took me…

we got this

Recipe: sour cherry pie Slowly, but surely, Yuki and Neva have sorted out who is the boss (Yuki is the boss) in the four weeks since we brought our puppy home. Don’t worry, Neva has never wanted to be the…

Margarita muy caliente mangue ananas et piment jalapeño

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Margarita muy caliente mangue ananas et piment jalapeño

C’est un fait, j’ai toujours aimé les cocktails. Plus jeune, (entendez avant que mes deux grossesses ne me laissent quelques souvenirs), je me serai bien vue sur un bar usant du…

On mange quoi en Islande ?

Après déjà une semaine passée en Islande, nous continuons notre périple vers des sites fabuleux. Nous nous arrêtons à Dettifoss, la chute d’eau avec le plus gros débit, c’est impressionnant.

Notre route nous mène dans un endroit quasiment désertique, avec…

The Quarter and Eighth Sheet Pan

Of all the favorite finds I’ve come across in the last few years, one (or two) of my favorites have been these mini sheet pans. Most professional bakers use what are called full sheet pans, or half sheet pans. They’re…

Perfect Peach Pie with Lattice Crust

When the peach season is a good one, and this year it is spectacular, it is best to keep peach pie simple. There is nothing more beautiful than a perfectly ripe, juicy, smooth, sweet peach, so don’t fuss it all…

Clafoutis pêches et groseilles

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Fruits rouges et fruits jaunes, voici une association qui ne manque pas d’intérêt. Les groseilles et leur petit côté acidulé donnent encore plus de pep’s à la pêche, de quoi terminer votre repas en gourmandise. Cuits dans une poêle à…

bourbon peach smash

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