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…

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…

Lemon Custard with Lemon Curd Topping

I love lemon curd, but for some reason didn’t think of making it myself until a year ago when I found myself with a dozen egg yolks left over from a big merengue I was making. So many of my recipes are created out of the leftover ingredients of other cooking endeavors, but I am…

Chapati with Cilantro Chutney

Earlier this year, we threw a giant Indian party with almost 20 guests in attendance. It was a huge hit. Seeing the photos, my students requested Indian food for the gallery openings at Carver, and my dad requested Indian food for his birthday. I have been bringing these recipes back out regularly because they are…

French Baguettes

I started making baguettes a few years ago, but really worked on the recipe in earnest once Nico and I started dating. He loves baguette, and would probably just eat baguette with a side of orange juice everyday if I didn’t make something else for dinner. Over the past couple of years, my baguettes have…

Homemade Yogurt

I love to have yogurt for breakfast, but I do not love visiting the yogurt aisle at the grocery store. I am a firm believer in full fat yogurt and I like mine plain so I can avoid food coloring and artificial sweeteners. I prefer to add on some granola, fruit and a bit of…

Mango Ice-cream from 4 Ingredients without an Ice-cream Maker!

The days are getting warmer and warmer, and fruit and ice-cream seems more and more delicious every time you think about it! I was walking around the grocery store this week and noticed that mangos were on sale for 50 cents a piece…I bought eight without hesitation. While dragging them home, I started daydreaming of my…