Weekend Suppers With Friends: Fresh Market Tabbouleh Salad, Seared Lamb Chops With Olive Chimichurri & A Warm Mushroom Salad
During fall and the holidays, it's all about cozying up and having with friends around our table. We make a fire, text a few friends and start cooking, gathering, and setting up a feast. We take special care in making sure no one goes to a cold house and a lonely dinner. Weekend suppers with ...
Littleneck Clams With Chorizo & Spicy Tomato Gazpacho
It's clear that in the South the weather has no idea how to behave or what to dress for right now. It's ok. I can make pretend for a couple days that this is a prolonged Indian summer just as well as being able to put on a turtleneck or a scarf. I'm always in love with this time of the year ...
Rustic Apple Tart With Hemp Seed Crumb Topping
First morning with a clear crisp chilled air . Not the first weekend with apple pie on my mind. Oh yes, it's definitely apple season. And pumpkins, squash and long simmered dishes . Well, being in the South, we have to make pretend it is Fall because hot days and short skirts are lingering on. It
Grilled Baby Artichokes With Chimichurri
With the last days of summer right around the corner, there have been dinners on the patio after dinners on the patio. Friends, neighbors, just us. It's been lovely. Truly. A balm for the soul. Summers are a bit harder on me than any times of the year. Summer is the time when we have entire months
Roasted Carrots With Creme Fraiche & Za'atar & Roasted Plums With Honey & Whipped Cream
It's been a while since I visited my own blog, let alone write anything on this page. What can I say? I gave myself an unintentional break by enjoying the most of summer off line. There has been much cooking and photographing but not much free time to sit down and blog about it all. With longer ...
Announcing 3 Workshops in New Zealand - March 2014!
I am so thrilled to be able to share with you a project that has been in the works for a little while now. I will be teaching three workshops in New Zealand at the end of March. I have never been there but always daydreamed about the possibility of traveling to this gorgeous part of the world one
Announcing a Four Day Gourmet Cooking - Food Styling and Photography May 13th-May 17th In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!
I am really excited to announce that I am teaming up again with my dear friend John Ondo, Chef at Lana restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina for a 4 day workshop in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, May 13th-17th 2014 , combining cooking classes and photo/styling....! We were able to open ...
Blood Orange Margarita Granita
Update: While the one day workshops in Auckland, New Zealand are SOLD OUT, there are still spots available for the 2 day workshops I am teaching in Rotorua, New Zealand. (more information HERE ) This winter in Alabama has been quite different than all other winters I have spent in the South so far.
Spicy Pork and Kale Soup With Harissa and A Root Vegetable Soup
We had an unexpected snow day yesterday and since our offices at Oxmoor House were closed, my husband and I decided to enjoy it to the fullest. Took the dogs for walks in the snow and around the neighborhoods to check if we can help anyone. Tidied up the house floor to ceiling, caught up on our ...
Finding Comfort...Poached Pears With Sumac And Creme Fraiche
We had a rough week and an even rougher weekend. Our 17 year old coolie-sheltie got really sick one night and was diagnosed with a terribly fast spreading tumor on his liver. Within two days, it had taken over him almost entirely and we had to say goodbye this past Saturday. We had hoped to spend a