Recipes

STRAWBERRY TART

What could be more sweet or delicate than a freshly picked strawberry? As a girl, I’d rub them on my lips, pretending they were lipstick, their bright, lip smacking tartness always reminding me of childhood. They’re simply good, and almost refuse adornment. My favorite way to eat strawberries as a little girl was with a spoonful of sugar sprinkled over […]
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LAVENDER LEMON ICE

Do you remember those frozen lemonades at the amusement park? They came with a straw with a little spoon at the end, and you’d sip the melted lemonade from the straw, and then scoop the leftover ice? Well, this, along with mouth puckering Sicilian granita, are the inspirations for this easy dessert/cocktail.  No ice cream machine, no fuss, just an […]
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THE JUNGLE BIRD

Visiting Toronto often is one of my favorite perks of my job(s). At this point, I have a favorite neighborhood, favorite restaurants, favorite streets, and even a favorite apartment I always try to rent. It’s walking distance from Rhum Corner, a delicious Haitian inspired bar and restaurant on Dundas, in the hipster-ish (gosh we need a new word for that) […]
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MY FIVE FAVORITE SANDWICHES

Sandwiches are the perfect food, to me. There’s something about an excellent sandwich that is innately satisfying – every flavor and texture gets a moment. For today’s video, I made some of my favorite sandwiches inspired by the best ones I’ve had recently, including some delicious and fresh vegetarian options. What’s your favorite sandwich? Enjoy! INGREDIENTS (BAGUETTE, CHIVE BUTTER, ARUGULA, […]
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FALAFEL

You know those warring Philly Cheese Steak spots across the street from each other in Philadelphia? Well, welcome to the French version, falafel-style. On this narrow street in the Marais, falafel joints compete for your affections, but L’As Dus Fallafel won my heart in the end. Literally my best bite in Paris and only 5 euro.  This blend of crunchy, […]
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S’MEACHES PIE

S’Mores + Peaches, known as S’meaches around here, are sort of a Kitchy Kitchen staple.  I make a ridiculous amount of them every summer and after sharing my love for the tasty treat on Instagram, a follower commented “this should be a pie!” and immediately I thought “YES. YES IT SHOULD.” So here we are with a fresh peach pie, cuddled […]
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APPLE MINT SANGRIA

I feel like mint gets a bad rap as a flavor, but it’s one of my favorites.  It’s not just a garnish, or something intended for an ice cream cone; mint can be earthy, mint can be subtle, mint can be everything you thought it couldn’t, because the herb mint is so so sooooo different than mint flavoring. Imagine the […]
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AUNT TINA’S CHECKERBOARD CAKE

I’ve teased my Aunt Tina that her buttermilk cake recipe is the foundation of her cake repertoire, and I’m not wrong. The buttermilk cake is a perfect vanilla cake – moist, not too sweet, and so versatile – so it’s no surprise it has served as the bedrock for most of my aunt’s vintage inspired cakes. In this recipe, it […]
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HEIRLOOM TOMOATO SALAD

So few things are perfect exactly as they come – but peak of the season summer produce are about as simply perfect as you can get. Their flavor is already fully realized, their textures ripe, their colors and juices bursting. When they’re at their best, I can eat a personal watermelon in one sitting. Honestly, a touch of acid, salt, […]
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