Monday, April 12, 2021

Hard Cider BBQ Ribs

Earlier this year, a good friend asked if I would create some images for a hard cider guide he was writing. Or maybe I...

Pasta Carbonara with Ramps

Ramps. Ramps. Ramps. The best thing about spring is ramps. Because I grew up in the Southwest, I had never even heard of ramps....

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...

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...
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...
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...

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...

Seafood Chowder

I’m not sure where my mom learned to make clam chowder. She did grow up for a while in port city Hamburg, Germany. But,...

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...