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Strawberry Tart

Strawberry Tart

I’ve been candid about my love-hate with traditional American fruit pies before. Maybe my classic French training is to blame or perhaps it’s my fondness for French food generally. Whatever the reason, my preference is for a fresh fruit tart such as this strawberry tart. […]

Quick Pickled Okra

Quick Pickled Okra

Let’s chat a bit about okra. Some people are scared by it, but I love it. Okra, also known as “ladies fingers” or “ochro”, is a flowering plant in the mallow family (the same family that includes hibiscus and cotton) that’s cultivated for its edible green seed […]

Stracciatella Ice Cream

Stracciatella Ice Cream

At my kids suggestion, I kicked off summer this year with a new Cusinart ice cream machine. Seriously, best decision ever made. The motivation; our family trip to Copenhagen last Spring. The food scene in this charming little city is truly amazing. From fine dining, […]

Tropical Pineapple Smoothie

Tropical Pineapple Smoothie

The wait for summer sometimes seems endless. It’s funny, I remember feeling that way as a kid, but I guess some things never change. Summer not only means warmer weather, it means longer days, more laid back attitudes and for me (and many parents out […]

Golden Berry Gin And Tonic

Golden Berry Gin And Tonic

Ever have a golden berry? My guess is it’s unlikely. For those unfamiliar, golden berries are also known as Inca berry, Peruvian ground cherry, poha berry, goldenberry, husk cherry and cape gooseberry.  Golden berries are small, bright, orange-colored fruits closely related to the tomatillo. Like […]

Scallops With Cheese Grits

Scallops With Cheese Grits

I love scallops, but shockingly, I am the only one in my family who does. My husband will eat them if I make them into a ceviche, my younger son will sometimes eat them, and my older son will not touch them no matter what. Because […]