Corn Chowder

I am going to ruin your summer day, I’m sorry. I’m going to say the phrase that you have been avoiding since March. It’s the phrase that you haven’t needed because you’ve been diligent about eating fresh and delicious things, whether or not you have noticed they are healthy. I’m going to say the phrase…

Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes alla Romana

Guys. Let’s talk for a second about fresh summer tomatoes. How incredible they are. How versatile they are. How it doesn’t matter which kind you get– the big juicy ones, the misshapen funny-looking ones, or the pop-’ems– because no matter their size/shape/flavor, they always taste the way I imagine sunshine tastes: bright, warm, and tangy-sweet.…

Lentil Salad with Tomatoes and Feta

We’ve been lucky in New York and have had a relatively mild summer. No, who am I kidding– this summer has been almost positively balmy, with temperatures barely squeezing past the eighties. Which is why the past few days have felt almost torturous. After a spell in the seventies (thanks, Polar Vortex), this weekend finally…

Fina’s Grilled Baby Back Ribs

I spent this weekend at home, getting a break from the city and some much needed time with my family. It was nice to be able to walk around barefoot in the grass, take a nap outside, and eat some excellent food. Being at home is always exciting simply because it is a break from…

Garlic Scape Pizza

I’m not sure what was about the evenings this week, but they really made me go overboard when buying fresh produce. Maybe my subconscious is finally ready to shed the winter comfort-food weight. Maybe it was because the official start to summer was just around the corner (happy summer, everyone!). Or maybe it was just…