I have notebook upon notebook filled with handwritten recipes. Something about writing down the recipes appeals to me…the sequence of events, from cookbook/magazine/computer screen/or where ever else I find inspiration — to brain — to hand — to pen-and-paper, is quite relaxing. When I’m feeling especially creative (and nerdy), I might even get out my … Continue Reading

I have an affinity for big, bold flavors. This Indian-spiced roasted cauliflower checks both boxes and has been a mainstay in my kitchen for years. Herbs and spices are the keys to heightening flavor. Take cauliflower, it’s rather bland on its own. Who likes raw cauliflower? Blah. But add some herbs and spices, roast it … Continue Reading

November, the time of year when we begin to desire comforting dishes to keep our bodies warm. Well, perhaps not this week given that NYC enjoyed a handful of days with temps in the 70s.  No complaints here. I’m not ready for boots and hats and scarves and snow… Nonetheless, the inevitable changing of the … Continue Reading

A year ago at this time I was preparing to set off on a journey.  Three months in Ireland.  One of the best three months of my life. Can’t believe an entire year has gone flown by.  Once again, I’m getting that urge.  My inner travel bug is nipping at me.  Long to escape, to feel … Continue Reading

I’m always on the hunt for new flavors.  This dish definitely hits the mark. Its flavors are bold and exciting.  A combination of flavor that I’ve not previously experienced. The base for the sauce is a kroeung, the Cambodian term for a spice/herb blend.  This version includes lemongrass, lime leaves and zest, dried red chiles, … Continue Reading