Melon with Smoked Salmon and Lavender Infused Olive Oil

Melon with Smoked Salmon and Lavender Infused Olive Oil Daria Souvorova 40 minutes, 5 minutes active serves: 3-6 I was walking in the market and smelled this amazing mellon, I decided I had to buy it! It turned out to be an Orange Flesh Chair Orange Honeydew. It is amazing! I highly recommend buying this…

Baltimore’s Crab Cakes

This is my third year in Baltimore, so for Fourth of July, along with a beautiful platter of Grilled Steak, Duck, Fennel, and Peaches, I wanted to serve some mini Crab cakes. I buy crabmeat whenever it is on sale and keep it in my freezer for anytime a friend comes to visit us. Baltimore…

Almond Stuffed Snapper or Bass

Every dinner must have a fish or vegetarian option, especially since we keep growing in number. Morocco is surrounded by two huge bodies of water, so there are actually quite a few fish recipes out there, despite the fact that Morocco is known for meats and couscous. But which dish to choose? I became a…

Seared Scallops and Fingerling Potatoes with Cilantro Chili Aioli

Fingerling Potatoes are at the market!  I love the sweetness of these delicate little potatoes, and their size makes it more reasonable to serve an entire potato than those giant fellows you get at the grocery store. Secretly (not so secretly), I hate peeling vegetables. I almost never peel carrots when a recipe calls for […]

Caesar Salad with Anchovies – A Meal for my Mother

Every Italian meal deserves a salad, right? This weekend, I made a Butternut Squash Risotto with Sage, and Chili Shrimp to celebrate my mom’s birthday, Mother’s Day, and another successful opera she put together with her company Belcantanti Opera. I was standing in pantry deciding on flavors and my stack of anchovy tins caught my eye….

Chili Shrimp – A Meal for my Mother

Mother’s Day is always a double hitter in my family, since my mom’s birthday always falls within a few days of the holiday. When I was a kid, the only gift my parents would accept was a good report card, or a piece of my art, but now that I give grades instead of receiving…

The Art of the Tea Sandwich

I had a friend who once told me his ex-girlfriend would never order sandwiches at a restaurant because if she pays for food, she demands more than someone just stacking ingredients between two pieces of bread. I can see the logic, but man, I love sandwiches! I order sandwiches all the time! There is an…