I have always been a fan of eggplant especially in the summer. Right now the farmer’s markets are overflowing with eggplants of all varieties. I love all the different color purples that range between the lightest almost white shade of purple to the deep dark almost black purples. I am constantly amazed by the color of fruits and vegetable.Read More
This past summer we embarked on an epic European vacation. One of these days I will get around to posting some of those pictures here, but until then lets talk about this apple pie/apple cake situation that we encountered on our trip. The first leg of our trip was LA to Amsterdam. We later went onto Denmark and Sweden but for the purpose of this post, lets talk all about Amsterdam and that apple cake.Read More
In this week's fridge foraging I am showing you the creamiest corn soup out there that has absolutely no dairy in it.Read More
Felt like I hadn't done a proper pie in a while, so without further adieu, presenting my peach and blackberry pie with a herringbone lattice crust. Yes I know I got a little crazy with the crust but you can swap out for a regular lattice crust or just a double crust.Read More
I wanted to start a new recipe videos series where I take 1 basic recipe then show you how to create three different recipes with it. Sound good? Today we are talking about galettes. Galettes are basically pie dough that wrapped around fresh fruit or veggies. Since we are in the thick of glorious summer I wanted to show three of my favorite summertime galettes: stone fruit, berry and tomato.Read More
I have been making a version of this salad for the last 4 days straight so I wanted to share it here. It has given me a whole new appreciation for celery. I know what you are thinking - celery is so boring and bland but this salad proves all of those theories wrong.Read More
Today I wanted to share one of my favorite summertime desserts, a tart shell filled with whipped mascarpone cream and topped with fresh fruit. Simple, oh so tasty and perfect for all those warm summer nights filled with BBQs and entertaining.Read More
To me, strawberry shortcake screams summertime. Like so many people I grew up eating strawberry shortcake - we even used to pick our own strawberries way back when.
We never made it by scratch but would instead buy shortcake cups from the grocery store (anyone remember those? They tasted like cardboard but we still ate them) then topped them with fresh strawberries and some Reddi whip. This recipe takes that version of strawberry shortcake up a notch but it is still super tasty and nostalgic.Read More
I do a weekly "fridge foraging" series on my Instagram where I cook from whatever I have leftover/can find in my fridge. I made this salad last week and cant' stop eating it! It is fresh, seasonal and has the perfect combinations of crunchy and creamy textures.
This isn't a strict recipe but rather a guideline. Feel free to swap out the feta for Parmesan cheese and use any type of nut, I just love hazelnuts. Also since grilling season is upon us and summer is just about here, this is the perfect easy salad to go with your next BBQ.Read More
Springtime asparagus frittata with leeks, peas and goat cheese - Totally delicious and super healthy, perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch.Read More
I am lucky enough to enjoy my local farmer's market all year long. LA basically has a farmer's market every day of the week. My favorites are the Santa Monica Farmer's Market and the Hollywood Farmer's Market. It is my weekly ritual to go first thing in the morning and stroll all the vendors admiring the gorgeous produce.Read More