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

Spinach-Ricotta Ravioli with Mushroom Brown Butter

Finding a cooking companion is kind of like finding a good traveling partner. It’s best if you have a similar level of expertise, a mutual vision of your end result (and are willing to make little compromises along the way) and ideally have a comfort level with one another such that you can do a … Continue reading

Herb Salts

The holidays have slowly, then rapidly, crept up and now with the start of Hanukkah last night and Christmas in 4 days, I think it’s safe to say they are here. Though that doesn’t mean that we have all finished shopping, preparing, cooking, or gifting in any way. Home-made herb salts are a lovely gift … Continue reading

Breakfast Sandwich Woes

I want to tell you a story… There once was a girl who worked at Gap. While she didn’t buy breakfast at work all the time, she really really loved getting a breakfast sandwich sometimes. Despite being a little obsessed with fresh, good quality food, she like the commercial simplicity of it – English muffin, … Continue reading

Sweet and Spicy – Corn Gets a Kick

I’ve been a little lazy with my cooking lately. Well… maybe more like lazy with the creative cooking/blogging… I actually had a really good run last week of bringing my lunch, super tasty salmon and roasted potatoes with rosemary, and making dinner, just eggs, grilled cheese and pasta – you know, the normal stuff. So … Continue reading