Homemade Herbed Ricotta and Tomato Salad

This is my first year growing tomatoes, and I have been patiently waiting while my first three tomatoes ripen. Today was the day, they smelled delicious and their skin was a perfect red, we decided to harvest our first tomatoes! How do you do your first tomatoes justice though? I didn’t want to cook them…

Fresh Mozzarella with Blood Orange, Coriander and Mint

The caprese salad is a legend, I can rarely resist one on any menu, especially when it comes with mozzarella di buffalo or a heavenly burrata, but sometimes you want to branch out with your flavors! When I was in London in April, I HAD to go to NOPI, Yotam Ottolenghi’s beautiful restaurant. All of…

3 Ingredient Cantaloupe Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker!

Has it finally stopped raining? Well at least its sunny for the weekend! After spending a fabulous afternoon floating on a giant pink flamingo at my friend Teresa’s home, I decided I should make some more ice cream! I bought a cantaloupe at the market last weekend, but I forgot to eat it and found…

No Fuss Tomato, Ricotta, and Salami Pizza

This past weekend I made a delicious Chard, Sausage, and Ricotta pizza for my parents. My recipe there called for dough to make two pizza crusts, I always follow this pattern. When I have the time, I make a double batch of pizza crust and I save the second, either in a bowl in my…

Homegrown Chard, Sausage and Ricotta Pizza

I have been growing a beautiful little patch of chard in my garden this year, and with my first harvest coming in, have been looking forward to turning it into a delicious dish. I wanted something flavorful and beautiful, but a little different than what I have been cooking recently. This weekend, I went to…

Introducing Chez Nous – The Cookbook!

WHY CHEZ NOUS: COMMUNAL DINNERS? I have long dreamed of publishing a cookbook. In fact, over the past decade, I have made dozens of editions of cookbooks. They have made their way into Christmas presents and personal archives, finally, after years of work and research, I am thrilled to announce the first public edition of…

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….