Spring Feast | Easter Thoughts, Antipasti Basics

By On 04.14.15

Why you shouldn’t pass up entertaining on Easter? Forget the expectations, and try something new each year. Growing up, grandma and mom bought one of those golden-sealed, spiral-cut hams that we doctored… Read More


Putting Best Fruit Forward | Life & Thyme

By On 03.16.15

I am so thrilled to share that the inaugural print edition of Life & Thyme magazine (Issue One, Spring 2015) includes my story “Putting Best Fruit Forward.” The essay honors my grandfather,… Read More

Moments in Places

Words from Les Caves in Burgundy

By On 03.3.15

Even when you are dining alone, you are never alone. That is the culture of wine. There is always a conversation. Rotem | Lucien Le Moine To mix one cask with another,… Read More

Moments in Places

U Fragnu | Venzolasca, Corsica

By On 01.10.15

In the evening, Sharon took us up into the hillside just outside of Bastia to wander through the ancient stairwells of Vescovato before dinner. The village 300-400 years old, but still a… Read More


Minestrone at Buvette | New York

By On 01.18.13

It’s blasphemy to return to New York City to only repeat a dish. But the minestrone soup I found at Buvette in the West Village is a magnet. Every once in a… Read More

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Summer Garden: Blushing

By On 07.10.11

Countdown until the perfect ruby red becomes full and vibrant...… Read More

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Summer Garden: Epic Growth

By On 05.22.11

It’s been exactly two months since my last garden check in. As you can see, these babies are THRIVING like crazy. I’ve already enjoyed the Calabrese broccoli (steamed and topped with a… Read More

young tomatoes

Summer Garden: Transplanting

By On 03.22.11

My favorite movie as a kid was The Secret Garden, and I always imagined I could be Mary with the secret key, walking among delicate vines and an abundance of flowers...… Read More


Winter Minestrone

By On 03.1.11

I followed all caramelizing protocol and it became a bubbling, savory pot that blankets all chills and rids any thoughts of misery.… Read More

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Garden Project: Thinning Seedlings

By On 02.11.11

It’s been about 4 weeks since I started my little seeds. After one week, their petite leaves popped up from their snug mossy havens, and I could barely distinguish the different varieties… Read More