I’ve been in a bit of a cooking rut as of late. Perhaps it’s just a blah time of year, February and all. The selection at the few farmers’ markets operating this time of year is, not surprisingly, relatively sparse (at least here in Philly) with the exception of root vegetables and hearty kale, which always … Continue Reading

I’ve had a busy (but productive) couple of days in the kitchen… Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon season has arrived!  The sockeye run in Alaska from late-May to early- August.  Check out this cool photo of a hungry bear (and this one too). Sockeye salmon’s naturally rich and stunning shade of orange is a feast for … Continue Reading

I’ve attempted to make sushi rolls on several occasions.  I emphasize the word attempt.  Every single time, I swear that I will NEVER, EVER make sushi rolls again.  Never.  This is one thing best left to professional sushi chefs.  It never comes out the way I envision; the rolls never seem to stick together, they fall … Continue Reading

I have a new found affinity for grapefruit.  Funny how your taste buds change as they’re exposed to new foods (you couldn’t get me anywhere near grapefruit as a kid).  But now, everyday, I walk down the street to the grocery store to pick up a grapefruit, not the small ones, but those jumbo-sized grapefruit.  … Continue Reading

I bought these beets because, well, they are quite naturally stunning, don’t you think?  A vibrant mosaic of  color — the varying shades of red, pink, and yellow pop off the plate.  No specific plan was on the horizon for these beets, so I stuffed them in the fridge and forgot about them.  While aesthetically … Continue Reading