Tag: spring

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 […]

Gruyere, Ham And Arugula Quiche

Gruyere, Ham And Arugula Quiche

Although quiche is considered a classic French dish, it actually originated in Germany in the medieval kingdom of Lotharingia, which the French later renamed “Lorraine“. The word “quiche” itself comes from the German word “kuchen“, meaning “cake“. Quiche is a savory dish consisting of a pastry crust filled […]

Sake + Starfruit “Caipirinha” Cocktail

Sake + Starfruit “Caipirinha” Cocktail

I have blogged about making a sake cocktail before. New to the sake world, I am enjoying it’s versatility and flavorful notes. This lovely cocktail is based on the National drink in Brazil called a Caipirnha cocktail traditionally made with cachaça ( also known as aguardente, pinga, caninha), […]

Rosemary, Black Olive And Sea Salt Focaccia

Rosemary, Black Olive And Sea Salt Focaccia

Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread product that is similar in style and texture to pizza dough. Crispy on the bottom, thanks to the generous amount of olive oil it is baked in, and soft, almost pillowy on top. This tasty savory bread is fantastic served […]

Vodka Blackberry Breeze Cocktail

Vodka Blackberry Breeze Cocktail

Hello Summer! Is it just me, or have you been waiting for it as much as I have?  Long sunny carefree days and no school lunches is something to celebrate in my house. After living in California for 11 years now, I need warm temperatures […]

A Blood Orange Greyhound Cocktail

A Blood Orange Greyhound Cocktail

A Greyhound is a cocktail consisting of grapefruit juice and either gin or vodka; it is traditionally served over ice.  “Greyhound” is also the nickname given to my husband by a friend in law school due to his tall, thin physique.  Although the two are […]