Monday, May 29, 2023

London Broil

My dad made a mean London Broil. He started using the oven broiler but then moved it to the grill in later years. We...
Heirloom Tomato Salad

Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad

It’s simple. It’s tasty. It’s pretty. And it’s healthful. There’s really no reason not to make it. My local Trader Joe’s has had packages of...

Watermelon-Elderflower Margarita

Last summer was pretty idyllic for me. I did some traveling, was in a new relationship and had a new social circle. The latter...

Tortilla Soup

My dad calls it taco soup. Whatever he wants to call it, I’m obligated to make it every time the family gets together. I...
Presenting steamed mussels and clams.

Mussels and Clams

I love all seafood, but I love shellfish the most. Whether it’s oysters on the half shell, king crab legs, whole Maine lobster or...
Spicy Watermelon Salad

Spicy Watermelon Salad

Most things I cook and recipes I create are either inspired by something I’ve seen or tasted, with my own take on it, or...

Oxtail Soup

I have quite a few food memories while growing up. My mom had an extensive repartee of meals she would cook — some of...

Blood Orange Margarita with Elderflower

I’ve always been intrigued with blood oranges. For some reason, the blood oranges have been especially dark and sweet this year. Maybe they like...

Grilled Peaches and Burrata

This dessert was inspired by a plate; I’ve heard of this happening with chefs and thought it was weird, until now. I had discovered...


Cold soup is an oxymoron. Even so, I can’t argue that the many different varieties aren’t refreshing or interesting concepts. For me, the quintessential...