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Entertaining

Pasta with Shrimp and Kale

I love experimenting with shrimp. There are endless combinations and this crustacean often guarantees one thing–a quick dish can be a reality. This meal took maybe 20 minutes and I am pretty sure anyone would be happy if this was plated in front of them at a dinner party.  I did not have a recipe […]

To The Core…

  As I mention in the About Me of my website, I am an explorer to the core. I have been that way since the beginning. I recently traveled to Iceland. It was such an adventure–new landscapes, new foods, new stories. Every time I leave for a trip near or far, it reminds me of […]

Fava Beans, Peas, Raw Mushroom & Olive Salad

I developed this recipe back in the late spring, yes–when fava beans are actually in high season and was delayed on posting it.   I am posting it now because so many of my recipes are about mixing and matching and using ingredients you have on hand to create your own version. With the produce […]

Lobster Lettuce Wrap w/ Lime Vinaigrette

A blog post about lobster feels very appropriate as I am spending some time in Cape Cod, visiting family and tending to baby duties. I love lobster, and have for as long as I can remember. My parents always, around this time of the year, repeat this story: we took a day trip to Martha’s […]

Roasted Carrots with Hazelnuts & Avocado

Roasted carrots always seem to find a soft spot in my edible heart. When roasted,  dressed in a decorative array of spices and then tossed with nuts, avocado and herbs– this is an stellar dish (which can even be the foundation of a meal). These carrots bring brightness to both your table and your circulation […]