Category Archives: brunch

Savory Grilled Peaches

  Simply grilled peaches are a delicious and unexpected break from tomatoes on the savory table. In just minutes, they grill to perfection. They also happen to pair nicely with soft, tangy cheeses, and salty meats. This is what summer … Continue reading

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Spiced Beets with Dill

I bought my third mortar and pestle recently. And she’s a beauty. I know most people don’t see the need for three mortar and pestles (or even one perhaps) but there’s something about the design of this implement that I just adore. Apart from … Continue reading

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Wild Rice with Wild Greens

So, I belong to a neighborhood beach club. It’s rustic and beautiful and a great place to meet up with friends all summer long. Usually, we end up meeting up around dinner time so the kids can have an early … Continue reading

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Spring Celebration Salad

And…. we’re back! Spring seems to be finally springing this week and it’s about time I say. Farmers’ markets all over the county will be opening this weekend, including my local TaSH market in Tarrytown. In honor of what you’re bound … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Apples…

I love cookbooks. I guess that must come as no surprise but I think it warrants stating. Even though I rarely “cook from a book,” I love to while away the hours flipping through their pages. So when I recently … Continue reading

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You Say Frittata, I Say Tortilla

For some reason, last week every time I went to the market, I thought I needed more eggs, leaving me with 3 dozen eggs sitting in my fridge, taking up space. Annoying. But sometimes a silly mistake like that is … Continue reading

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Tomato and Nectarine Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Technically speaking, it’s a fruit salad. But practically speaking, it’s a sweet and savory accompaniment to any main course you may be grilling up this summer. Tomatoes and nectarines make beautiful music together in a dish that is truly a celebration of summer. … Continue reading

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Vodka-Cured Salmon Gravlax

Sometimes we forget that just as vegetables and fruit have a season, so too do fish. Sure there are farm raised fish available throughout the year, but sustainable, wild caught seafood is definitely the better way to go. Late spring ushers … Continue reading

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Grilled Cheese with Leftover Greens

As promised, I’ve put those leftover kale greens to good use. Absolutely yummy lunch made by foraging in my fridge. It smelt and tasted like victory. Makes one sandwich 2 slices wholewheat bread 1 teaspoon mustard 1 teaspoon mayonnaise 2/3 … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cherry Tomato and Bell Pepper Tart

Tomatoes and peppers and onions oh my! Late summer vegetables are in full swing. But at this point in the summer, I’ve had about 9 million tomato salads and I’m ready to put them to more inventive uses. That means … Continue reading

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