Fresh Corn and Scallion Griddlecakes with Maple Jalapeno Mascarpone Cream

  Sweet, savory and mildly spicy. My Fresh Corn and Scallion Griddlecakes make the most of a summer staple, but turns up the volume by combining fresh, sweet corn just moments from the cob, with bright, verdant scallions, and tangy buttermilk. Served hot from the griddle, with crisp edges and topped with a generous dollop… Continue reading Fresh Corn and Scallion Griddlecakes with Maple Jalapeno Mascarpone Cream

Fennel and Apple Salad with Orange Honey Vinaigrette

Yes, there are tons of similar salads such as this floating around out there. But, what sets this apart, I think, is the inclusion of toasted pecans and the divine and oh-so light orange honey vinaigrette. A mandoline or food processor makes quick work of the slicing and the vinaigrette comes together in a jiff.… Continue reading Fennel and Apple Salad with Orange Honey Vinaigrette

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

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

Honey Whole Wheat & Oat Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

First thing to know about these pancakes is that I love them. I want to eat them. Every. Day. In fact, I’m craving them right now.  This is fairly big news in my little world because, as you probably don’t realize, I’m a bit of a pancake curmudgeon. Yes, pancakes are great. In fact, I… Continue reading Honey Whole Wheat & Oat Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Syrup