• Healthy
  • Warm Kale and Roasted Potato Salad

    Potato salad. Two words that strike fear in Simon’s heart. As one who despises most condiments—he holds a special place in hell for mayonnaise in particular—traditional potato salads make him queasy. So I wanted to create a summer salad, that could be enjoyed both warm or cold and that wouldn’t send him running. Plus, I […]

  • Healthy
  • Rustic Caprese Salad

    Ah, summer has arrived and with it innumerable possibilities for summer salads. I’m drawn to them for several reasons. First, I spent winter and spring inhaling chips and pizza, all the while resolving to get that coveted “summer bod” by the beginning of June. Well my friends, that moment has come and gone, but I maintained […]

  • Sweets
  • Fancy S’mores

    Please sir may I have S’more? I’m seriously getting that printed on a shirt. I crack myself up with those dad jokes… When I received a box of MAST brothers chocolate last week I immediately knew I wanted to make s’mores. Actually, I knew I wanted to dive in and try each enticing flavor from […]

  • Drinks
  • Basil Nectarine Whiskey Smash(ed)

    This drink is not kidding. It’s bold. It’s strong. It was needed at the end of this week. It was also simple—if you have some good quality whiskey, you’re almost there. Traditionally a whiskey smash is mint, lemon, and sugar muddled to death—followed by whiskey and ice. As usual I went a different route with […]

  • Appetizers
  • Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa

    With temperatures on the rise and summer solstice only weeks away it’s time for everyone to commence with copious amounts of grilling. Everyone, that is, except yours truly. My only real complaint about moving to The Valley (other than the heat) is the fact that I don’t have access to a grill at my new place. Insert […]