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

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

 Caught the tail end of strawberry season here in New York.  Seems like just a few weeks ago when these lovely red orbs announced themselves at the Union Square farmers’ market.  Sadly, in the seeming blink of an eye, they are just about gone.  That’s how it goes when you eat with the seasons and … Continue Reading