Month: June 2012

  • Caesar Salad With Shitake Mushrooms and Friday’s Favorites!

    This is the time of year when my family would usually travel a few hours to settle in the Alps for the summer and enjoy cooler temperatures and lots of hiking in the gorgeous of Les Alpes De Haute Provence. These days, everytime I look at our pine trees and feel a whiff of a […]

  • Roasted Peaches And Lavender Ice Cream With Lemon Salt Shortbread Cookies

    The first days of the Summer here in the South always bring back memories of my youth spent in Provence and Les Grandes Vacances (Summer vacations) spent in the Alps. The scent of lavender, rosemary, thyme. Juicy cut cantaloupe and proscuito salad. Fresh sardines and trouts over a makeshift barbecue pit dug in the earth. […]

  • Stone Fruit Love & Friday’s Favorites

    Summer…We are definitely in the thick of it now! Baked goods have been slowly but surely replaced with ice creams, sorbets and plenty of fresh, ripe and juicy stone fruits. Yellow peaches, Saturn peaches, apricots, plums, cherries have been my go-to desserts for weeks now. Mostly in their natural forms but also in tarts and […]

  • Tuna Nicoise Sandwiches & Portuguese White Gazpacho

    Starting this post with a little housekeeping note: one spot came available my workshop/retreat in Northern Ireland, July 19th – 23rd (details here) If you are interested, please email or call the Belle-Isle Cookery School where the workshop and retreat will be hosted, here. Speaking of that workshop in Northern Ireland, we are finalizing the […]

  • Scrambled Egg Tartines With Parsley & Garlic Mushrooms

    Hello everyone! I am on A Cup Of Jo today, sharing my favorite breakfast and recipe for Scrambled Eggs Tartines! Thank you Joanna for having me again. It was a lot of fun to be participating in this series! You can catch up on the first recipe I contributed, Roasted Tomato Soup With Parmesan Croutons, […]

  • A Week At Squam Art Workshops…

    Back from Squam Art Workshops where I had a wonderful time. Best students. Best cabin roomates. Best time. Took a whole day off. Oh yeah. And it was as good as marmalade on toasty bread. Here is what Squam is to me, in a few snapshots. There were deep conversations. Lots of “ah!ha!” moments. Lots […]

  • Mixed Berries Galettes, A Taste Of Summer

    This mixed berries galette has all the attributes that often make me weak in the knees when I think about an uncomplicated Summer dessert. One that is not perfect, a little tart and puckerish, refreshing and vibrant with colors. One that does not require lots of heating and whisking over a hot stove when the […]

  • Grilled Salmon Sandwiches With Pesto Avocado Spread & A Grilled Apricot & Prosciutto Salad.

    Even though it’s been feeling like Summer for a couple of months already, I am finally getting into the hot days groove seeing all the Summer produce at the market. Strawberry season is at an end. Peaches and plums have been on the stands for weeks and I got my first taste of cherries the […]