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

There’s something special about making pasta by hand. It truly is a labor of love.  What better way to spend a rainy, chilly Saturday than sipping wine and making homemade pasta? At least that’s how I planned to happily spend my day. I won’t lie, it’s a process. It takes time to make the pasta … 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

Now that we have fresh homemade tortillas, let’s make some tacos. I’m constantly searching for a tasty vegetarian taco. While I’m by no means a vegetarian, have never crossed paths with a vegetable I didn’t like (well, with the exception of beets — despite years of trying to embrace them). I’ve even tried making beet … Continue Reading

What’s not to love about pomegranate seeds? They’re tart and subtly sweet. When you pop the seeds into your mouth they burst with flavor (nature’s candy). And the color, when you get a really good one, is an intense shade of ruby red. We all need some color in our life this time of year when … Continue Reading