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 … Continue reading Lentil Salad with Tomatoes and Feta

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 … Continue reading Fina’s Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Bold Summer Corn Salad

A lot of the time when I am preparing to make something, I don't plan in advance. I might have an idea of what I am feeling in the moment, but most often (especially when I am lacking inspiration), I walk out of my apartment to one of the neighboring food markets and let the … Continue reading Bold Summer Corn Salad

Cherry Bourbon Ice Cream

Happy fourth of July, everyone! It's lovely to celebrate Independence Day and get an extra-long weekend, don't you think? I don't know what you guys were up to this weekend, but I have spent the past three days laying in the sun, playing lazy boardgames with the fam, and enjoying all of the things that … Continue reading Cherry Bourbon Ice Cream

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 … Continue reading Garlic Scape Pizza

Faux-Grilled (Roasted) Lamb Sausage and Summer Vegetables

Almost nothing screams summer to me like something cooked on the grill. Whenever I think of summertime food during other times of the year, it always has that just-grilled heat, that just-grilled tang, and the just-grilled caramelized sweetness. I love that the grill comes with the smell of fire and the heat of an outdoor … Continue reading Faux-Grilled (Roasted) Lamb Sausage and Summer Vegetables

Strawberry-Chive Vinaigrette

I have to admit: this week’s recipe was not borne out of creativity, but necessity. I needed to have strawberry vinaigrette this weekend. There was no other option. But Chicca—you might say—when does anyone ever need strawberry vinaigrette? And while I would have been asking the same thing earlier this week, desperate times call for … Continue reading Strawberry-Chive Vinaigrette

Toasted Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Rum Compote

This weekend is a weekend for celebration in more ways than one. We've celebrated my brother's and my cousin's graduations from college. We've celebrated Memorial Day, which, while it doesn't officially mark any seasonal change, is basically unofficially the start of summer. And in my apartment, we are currently in the process of celebrating the … Continue reading Toasted Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Rum Compote

Alfajores de Maicena – an Argentine Treat

When preparing to study abroad in Buenos Aires during my junior year of college, my Argentine friend told me that I was going to love the food down there, but I had to try one thing in particular during my stay: alfajores. In the moment, I had no idea what she was talking about. Little … Continue reading Alfajores de Maicena – an Argentine Treat

Swiss Chard and New Potato Galette

Spring has finally sprung in the good old C of NY and I have so many cravings for fresh green things that I am worried I have turned into a rabbit without noticing. Luckily enough for me, the farmer's market has been kind in supplying crunchy veggies, and I am slowly eating my way through … Continue reading Swiss Chard and New Potato Galette