Pear Walnut Cake, A Family Tradition
There are very few things that a cake won't cure. From gray days and heavy rain to sickness and nostalgia. This winter has been brutal for a lot of folks. Here we have been spared from the general malaise of being stuck in a never ending cycle of snow days, blizzards and freezing temperatures. We
A Mixed Vegetables & Greens Soup And Red Lentil Tomato & Saffron Soup
Well, looks like the flu is making the rounds at work and I was not immune to its path. This strain has knocked me down for the greater part of last week. I am just starting to feel my head being clearer although I am still hacking away and the most simple activity leaves me completely wiped of ...
Honey & Vanilla Cake & On Nourishing The Soul.
Is it too late to wish you a happy new year?! I think not! So here, Happy New Year 2015! May it be filled with your wildest dreams and greatest accomplishments! I went back home to France for the holidays and enjoyed some quiet moments and some wilder ones with the family! It's always comforting
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
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
Announcing Winner Of Lodge Cast Iron Giveaway!
This is probably my favorite picture I shot for Lodge Cast Iron Nation. I kow. It's corn. Creamed corn. Iconic dish of the US that I did not before I moved to the US and married a Southerner. Such a simple and non pretentious side dish and so easy to mess up. My mother in law makes it from scratch
Strawberries & Honeydew Melon With Lemon Sugar & Mint
Feels like Summer is officially here in the South. Don't let the calendar fool you! I spent my birthday last week in the company of the guy I call my surrogate brother, chef John Ondo, and a group of complete strangers on the beach while doing a food photography and cooking workshop. Well, we were