Monterey Bay & Fresh Crab

I hate to brag, but I think my weekend was better than your weekend. I found myself down in Monterey Bay for a couple of nights; out of the hustle and bustle of SF, enjoying a weekend of relaxation, good eating, and the best company. I loved sleeping in, stopping by the aquarium to see the stunning … Continue reading

Bastille Day: Moules à la Marinière

Happy Bastille Day! I know it seems a bit odd of a holiday to be celebrating, but this day will always hold a special place in my heart because it is my parents’ wedding anniversary. 33 years (that’s right, 33 years!) ago today, my parents tied the knot, which was just the beginning of a long-lasting, … Continue reading

Coconut Poached Salmon

Something amazing happened last week. I didn’t buy lunch (and only dinner once) at all! Aren’t you proud of me?!?! I am. It’s quite a feat between my social calendar, general laziness on a work night, sometimes it a struggle to find the time to bring or make food. I have a couple of weekend … Continue reading

Salmon in Bengali Sauce

So I’ve never actually heard of ‘Bengali sauce’, but when Elle published this recipe in their March 2012 issue it struck my ‘cook more international foods this year’ chord and I was anxious to try it. And while I don’t normally turn to Elle for recipes, this was part of an article about a party … Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts with Walnut Vinaigrette

I never had brussels sprouts growing up. To this day when I try to convince my dad they’re actually good, he scoffs and says no way! I tell him they taste kinda like broccoli & good cabbage so long as you don’t over cook them. I even tell him you can cook them with bacon … Continue reading