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Fourth of July Cherry-Blueberry-Almond Cake (#almostvegan)

July 4, 2014


Blueberry Cherry Almond Cake Original recipe is vegan, mine is “#almostvegan” (see notes below) Makes one 9″ round cake It’s a rainy 4th of July afternoon here in NYC, so Emma and I tucked the almost-birthday girl down for a nap, and quickly started our “me and you time” as she calls it, with focused […]

Goat Cheese and Eggplant Crostini

May 18, 2013


I am going to be alternating during the next few posts between desserts and appetizers/veggies dishes–from simple yet elegant (classic recipes I’m finally putting on the blog)–to fun, inventive, and adventurous. There’s alot going on here for us this spring–a time of wonderful changes, preparations, limited time for kitchen adventures but always inspiration in the […]

Easter Brussel Sprouts

April 20, 2013


Paris food posts coming soon! I’m still dreaming in cafe au laits, croissants, and escargot (in that order). But meanwhile, there are a few recipes from earlier this month that I can’t bypass… This Brussel sprouts recipe is pretty neatly adapted from Food and Wine, one of my favorite sources of regular inspiration (and at […]

Baklava. And a story.

April 3, 2013


Folks, At this point, you are very aware that the name of my blog is not just a clever tagline, but gets to the heart of what happens around here. In sharing this incredible baklava recipe with you today—what I would consider a success of plucking and choosing what I liked best about two recipes, […]


February 15, 2013


On this, the day when love is celebrated the world ’round…I wanted to share with you some fun recipes that we did to mark this as special in our household (and shared with schools, office, friends:)). First, I want to note that if FOOD could be considered the 6th love language, it would be mine. […]

Pizza and Croissants and Jams–Oh My!

December 30, 2012


What an epic food adventure this was. It started with croissants… This is the recipe I used last year, with great success. Only this time, I was hell bent on using whole wheat pastry flour… I don’t want to go into too many details about the disasters of the milk/yeast attempts, but I started over […]

Toddler Cookie Decorating Party

December 23, 2012


Yes, we bravely took on this challenge and it went well! My creative mom friends made it so fun, and even when the kids lost interest and started coloring and tearing up the apt, in turns, we sat around the table and enjoyed each other and our decorating pursuits for a few minutes longer. Recipes: […]

A Family Thanksgiving–in pictures

November 27, 2012


So in the middle of the day–in the midst of our food prepping labors–we found ourselves to be hungry. I whipped up this salad as a birthday lunch treat for my mom and we all benefited from the fresh and joyous burst of flavors and energy producing ingredients. Those little balls that look slightly like […]