A Little Feast: Chilled Pea & Mint Soup, Herb Marinated Chicken, Heirloom Tomatoes with Charred Baguette, and Lemon Thyme Gin Sparklers

These weeknight mini feasts have turned into a bit of a ritual between my girlfriend and I. We dash off to the market immediately after work, pulling the few things we need into our basket, and head to my house to make cocktails, bash together a meal, catch up over some long-overdue chitchat, and totally… Read More A Little Feast: Chilled Pea & Mint Soup, Herb Marinated Chicken, Heirloom Tomatoes with Charred Baguette, and Lemon Thyme Gin Sparklers

Fresh Sweet Corn, Tomato, and Wild Arugula Summer Salad

Eating corn raw, straight from the cob is one of summer’s pleasures. Perfectly sun-sweetened tomatoes are another. Paired together on a bed of peppery wild arugula with fresh basil and doused in a bright red wine vinaigrette and I’d say you’ve got yourself a winner of a summer salad. Naturally sweet without any coaxing from… Read More Fresh Sweet Corn, Tomato, and Wild Arugula Summer Salad

A Little Feast: Orecchiette with Simple Tomato Sauce and Ricotta Salata, Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Lemon, and Roasted Peaches Stuffed with Amaretti Cookies

  This isn’t re-inventing the wheel, and I certainly don’t expect to win any prizes, but this meal was so simple, only requiring minimal input, but giving maximum output. With only a handful of ingredients per dish, this simple feast transforms a tired weeknight dinner into something rustic and very earthy. It’s a celebration of… Read More A Little Feast: Orecchiette with Simple Tomato Sauce and Ricotta Salata, Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Lemon, and Roasted Peaches Stuffed with Amaretti Cookies