I love pasta. I love eating pasta. I love making pasta. I love rolling pasta out by hand; I find it therapeutic. In fact, a couple years back, I did a one-week pasta class with a former chef from Flour + Water while at the Dublin Cookery School in Ireland. It was such a fun week … Continue Reading

Pondering what to make for dinner? Running low on time and/or motivation? A stir-fry is the perfect solution. It’s quick, versatile, and flavorful. Once the ingredients are chopped and your wok is hot, it’s just a manner of minutes until the finished dish is ready to be enjoyed. For today’s stir fry, I used thinly sliced … Continue Reading

  Blood oranges have a relatively short window.  So, when they made their annual appearance, I immediately snatched up a basketful.  Blood oranges look unassuming enough from the outside. Their skin, not much different from a typical ‘orange’ orange, with flecks of deep orangy-red. However, when you slice open a blood orange, pizazz…the most vibrant … Continue Reading

  If you couldn’t tell from previous posts, I have a strong affinity for Asian flavors.  Love that deeply satisfying balance of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy.  Love fish sauce, lemongrass, bird’s eye chiles, sriracha, tamari — to name just a few. Always crave a subtle kick of heat and enjoy making my own hot … Continue Reading

 This is part II of a three-part post I will refer to as, A Taste of Spain.  Part I: Squid and White Beans with Balsamic Reduction; Part II: Chickpeas with Black Sausage, Pine Nuts, & Raisins; and Part III: Rock Shrimp (or baby clams) with Eggs (to follow). All three of these dishes remind me of … Continue Reading