Category Archives: Food

Sweet Summer

Summer is almost here.  I can hardly believe it.  There’s just something exciting about the summer months– a carefreeness, parks, concerts, street fairs, the relaxed open air, long days, warm nights, beach, sun, sand, wind-in-the-hair and of course, endless fruits. …

Honey

It’s so old school—honey!  The bees bring this gem to us and it’s the perfect natural sweetener.  Because it’s so potent and rich you don’t need a lot in your tea or coffee.  A teaspoon or two will do. Aside …

Citrus Orange

January is a good time for oranges; they’re in-season and just about everybody has some kind of runny nose and cough.  I particularly love peeling oranges with my hands and then biting into them but I reserve that for all locations …

Spice it Up

When one starts to cook with spices one clearly knows what one is doing. I, on the other hand, am not sure I fully know what to do with these spices.  In a “Master Chef” kind of way.  Buuut I know …

The Bread Basket

At most restaurants I am pretty good.  Pretty good at exercising self control when the waiter plops the bread basket in front of me, most of the time.  Except… at French restaurants, especially at Bottega Louie and here too. With the softest- …

Garlic: a love story

Get ready! Because it’s my goal to help you fall in-love with, garlic. Yessss.  Garlic!  It’s probably one of the world’s healthiest foods.  No exaggeration!  Garlic’s medicinal purposes are endless, and I mean endlesssss –It’ll blow you away.  As for …

Persimmons in the city

Persimmons could be considered my favorite fruit.  On a scale of 1 to 10 they’re a strong 9.  Okay… let’s say 8 and a half, right alongside watermelons and just below that one point for fruit I’ve yet to discover! …

Tomato Tomatoe

Tomatoes are pretty fabulous.  Growing up I’ve always considered the tomato to be a vegetable as I watched my mom prepare it as an ingredient in every meal.  And I mean, every single meal.  Mostly everything we ate was a form of stew …

Macarons

The perfectly-poised-portable dessert. Share this:

First Fruits: Poms

It’s one of the first fruits in the Bible.  Regal and precious.  Today it’s not rare but it still holds a kind of poise, still precious and not cheap.  Of course I’m going to tell you all about the benefits …

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