Three-Bean Chili

Three-Bean Chili

Deliciously smoky and spicy, this is the perfect bowl of comfort for a cold, winter night. My secret ingredient is the cacao. This superfood brings a sweet depth and balances out the spice just right. Plus it adds a good dose of powerful antioxidants. Who says chocolate must be saved for dessert? You can opt [...]

Olive Oil Cake with Sauternes Roasted Pears + Homemade Whip

Olive Oil Cake with Sauternes Roasted Pears + Homemade Whip

After a week of Holiday indulging I had a hard time deciding what to make for my dessert party on New Year's Eve. The first thing that came to mind was, keep it simple. I did not want another decadent chocolate cake, or  sugary icing, or anything 'candy cane'. I was done with Christmas and [...]

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Hamptons. Salmon + chicken skewers.Fresh Mango Salsa.Housemade Chimichurri. Local Corn and tomatoes. Wedge + Blue CheeseSalad.Good wine. S'Mores. Great Friends.

Small Bites: Big Flavor

Small Bites: Big Flavor

Since finishing my internship at Pure Food and Wine, I have been experimenting with recipes, dabbling into their cookbooks and making new creations of my own. I wanted to bring my favorite dishes from the restaurant into my kitchen, taking some of their flavor inspirations and techniques and layering them into my daily meals. One of my [...]

A Warm Welcome: Cioppino

A Warm Welcome: Cioppino

Just back from tying the knot and honeymoon-ing in Italy...it was an incredible whirlwind of a dream and now the only thing that I wanted to do all weekend long was eat comforting, home-cooked foods and settle back into reality. The jet-lag was taking longer than expected to recover from, even after trying to strategically [...]

Happily Ever Napa

Happily Ever Napa

I realize that it has been a few weeks since my last posting and I promise a good reason for this. I recently had a birthday so my boyfriend planned a trip to Napa. We had both never been, and have talked about it for many years. The flights were booked months ago, just as [...]

4th of July Done Right

4th of July Done Right

Hamptons. Piled-high burgers. Corn on the cob. Beer. Local wine. Drinking games. Friends. Fun.