Lemon-Basil Potato Salad

Potato salad and summer make a perfect pair. I like that you can make it in advance and in may cases it improves as it sits for a few hours. [Read more…]

Rosé Aperol Spritz

My parents recently returned from Italy where they enjoyed a few Aperol Spritzs along with the sights. They thoughtfully texted pictures of their drinks to us – a strong desire to photograph food/drinks must run in the family. [Read more…]

Herb Yogurt Cheese

Who grew up thinking Boursin cheese was about the fanciest cheese around? Back before we were obsessed with artisan cheeses this garlic and herb cheese from France was often served for special occasions. Boursin cheese was created by François Boursin in Normandy, France in 1957. [Read more…]

Strawberries with Ricotta

I was so excited last week when I saw strawberries were going to be at my local farmers market. We were having our friends, Reeve and Rosemary, for dinner that night and I knew that I wanted to make something simple to show off these luscious strawberries. [Read more…]

Hemp Seed Tabbouleh

I hadn’t really thought about how much I missed tabbouleh until I saw this recipe. The main ingredient in tabbouleh is bulgur which is made from wheat so it’s not an option for people who are wheat-free or gluten-free. For this version, I used hemp seeds which are not only gluten-free, but also a superfood. [Read more…]

Paloma Cocktail

If I were to ask you what fruit juice is best paired with tequila you’d most likely say “lime.” In America that may be the answer but in Mexico, the home of tequila, the go-to fruit juice is grapefruit. [Read more…]

Roasted Beet Hummus

Saturday is International Hummus Day. Yes, there’s a day for everything. In doing some research I did determine that this is a relatively new annual celebration having been around only since 2012. How did I find out about it? [Read more…]

Healthy Curried Chicken Salad

Curried chicken salad is a mixture of two worlds – Britain and India. And, it’s not surprising we have British royalty to thank for it’s creation. The first mention of it was for King George V’s silver jubilee in 1935 (known as Jubilee Chicken) with the more famous version being made for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 (known as Coronation Chicken). [Read more…]

Chorizo and Black Bean Nachos

With Cinco de Mayo almost upon us it’s time to talk nachos. The perfect nachos to me are a balance between yummy ingredients and technique. [Read more…]

Oaks Lily Cocktail

Last night I learned from my Uber driver, Elvis, that he raises Paso Fino horses in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. No, I didn’t make it up (my friend, Bryn S, was with me) although I suppose he could create stories to make the time go by (he also has a pet spider monkey). He told me horses are in my blood – and I told him he was right. [Read more…]