I’ve never met a chile pepper, hot sauce, or chile-based condiment that I didn’t like. Do you have an affinity for heat? Don’t you just love that endorphin, light-headed, nose-running, tongue-numbing, feel-good-all-over rush you get when you eat something spicy? Somewhere along the way I discovered yuzu and yuzu kosho. Yuzu, an ever-so-fragrant and utterly aromatic, … Continue Reading

Within the past few days, I’ve cleaned out my local grocer of their supply of blood oranges. I can’t get enough of them. Wasn’t planning on doing anything in particular with them, save for enjoying them. Not everything needs to be blogged about, right? Well, that was a short-lived notion. When I sliced open the … Continue Reading

Happy Independence Day weekend. Any plans for the long weekend? My plan, sit on the rooftop and watch the fireworks with a slice of pie (and something sparkling to drink). Let’s celebrate with a summery fruit galette (and a glass of bubbly). I spotted these lovely tart cherries and berries (blueberries and black raspberries) at … Continue Reading

Oh yeah, it’s officially strawberry season. Are you EXCITED? Sweet. Juicy. Luscious. What a strawberry should taste like (not like those sad, out-of-season, flavorless ones you typically find languishing at the grocery store).When strawberries are this good, nothing beats simply popping them straight from the bowl (or garden, if you are so lucky to have … Continue Reading

After a heavy Thanksgiving meal and next-day leftovers, perhaps a light and refreshing salad is calling your name. This is a delicious, winter-appropriate, grapefruit salad with layers of flavor, texture, and crunch. It’s not your boring old salad by any means. It’s bright and colorful, and certain to wake up your taste buds. Love when … Continue Reading