Sorrel Pesto Squid Ink Pici

Sorrel Pesto Squid Ink Pici

Pasta isn’t an easy thing to make. The first time, your pasta is always garbage. You swear that you’ll never do it again because the store bought stuff is totally better than this crap you just made. But just like with anything, after you do 

Ejjeh Quiche

Ejjeh Quiche

Ejjeh: a Lebanese omelette or frittata of sorts made with tons of herbs. I’ve seen it as a very thin green omelette that is then stuffed into a pita with tomato. I’ve also seen it as little herb and zucchini fritters. Which leads me to believe that 

Coconut Sugar Pie

Coconut Sugar Pie

I had dinner with a friend a few weeks ago at a new-ish Ford Fry joint, Beetlecat. We dined, we chatted, we stuffed our face with octopus over labne, ginger curry shrimp, lobster rolls, and tostones with oooeee sauce. Then like any good northerner turned southerner, we 

Turkey Leek Meatballs

Turkey Leek Meatballs

Guys. Flash photography is not easy. Especially if you’ve never used it to photograph food. For the last 5 years, I’ve only used natural light, and the occasional light box when I’ve timed my procrastination incorrectly, for all the photos you see on my blog. 

Veggie Couscous in Coconut Miso Broth

Veggie Couscous in Coconut Miso Broth

  This is my favorite time of year. The weather mellows out and it’s time to start thinking about warming soups, roasting vegetables, braising meats and really just taking the time to cook slowly. During the sunny months, when the last thing you want to 

Green Tortilla Soup with Urfa

Green Tortilla Soup with Urfa

I had a soft serve ice cream cone off of an ice cream truck this past weekend. It’s better than I remember. Plain sugar cone with a large vanilla soft serve swirl that is too white to be naturally flavored. It’s dusk. Imagine 14 adults all 

Olive Tapenade Spaghetti

Olive Tapenade Spaghetti

One of my best friends thinks that I’m Italian. Maybe it was because I made rigatoni Bolognese during my first cottage weekend spent with her. Maybe it’s because I really enjoy feeding everyone. Maybe it’s because I have dark hair and olive skin tone. Maybe 

Banana Bacon Fat Cornbread

Banana Bacon Fat Cornbread

  Dear Sean Brock, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being the one to catch my cornbread attention. As a New Yorker and Torontonian, I believed that cornbread was something that was made for Thanksgiving brought by someone who didn’t 

Pomegranate Molasses BBQ Ribs

Pomegranate Molasses BBQ Ribs

You know that kind of North Carolina style BBQ sauce that makes you cough when you inhale it because of the amount of vinegar in it? Well this is that kind of saaawwce. It’s sweet and sour and tangy and my ultimate BBQ sauce for 

Creamy Boursin Spring Pasta

Creamy Boursin Spring Pasta

  When I was in high school, my best friend and I decided to cook a spring dinner for our boyfriends. I know, cute. The only thing was that we had never attempted making more than just some Kraft macaroni and cheese. The menu consisted