Recipes

LEMON FLOWER ICE CREAM

My favorite author, Alexandre Dumas, was also an exceptional cook and epicure, food was his “Ingres’ Violin.” I picked up this phrase recently, referring to a person who is known for one talent but is so exceptional at another unrelated talent they could be equally well known for the second if not for the first. It’s inspired by the French […]
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CUCUMBER MELON SALAD

This is the salad equivalent to frozen grapes: super refreshing, your last chance against a hot summer day. The cool fruit combined with refreshing mint is enough, but with a bright honey/lime combo and some habanero, it’s exactly what you need when you’re sweating buckets. This works with literally ANY other fruit, by the way, so get creative with it!  […]
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SWEET PEA PISTACHIO GAZPACHO

I have a complicated relationship with puns.  I might groan and roll my eyes, but secretly, I kind of love them. This soup is a pun.  I was having dinner with my friend Yayo and his mom at Jason Neroni’s awesome restaurant, Superba, enjoying his delicious pea gazpacho, and Spanish vocab came up.  Yayo is from Hermosillo, and, as you’d […]
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ORANGE BLOSSOM

A mimosa is grand an all, but sometimes you want something with a little more oomph. The Orange Blossom does just that. Adding a bit of gin for bite and chamomile rosemary syrup, this low key drink works equally well for brunch as it does for evening cocktails. Plus, the little chamomile flowers are just too pretty.  INGREDIENTS 1 ounce […]
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SALAD BINGO

Salad fatigue is a thing, people. I try to eat leafy greens often, but coming up with new ideas for serving them can be a challenge. Then it occurred to me that every salad I whip together has more or less the same five elements (greens, protein, nuts, veggies, dressing). So here’s a helpful little grid with some of my […]
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HOW TO DRINK TEQUILA + MEZCAL

Tequila! Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-DAAAH Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-DA! That’s me singing the tequila song, while doing the twist. I love tequila. But I am not a “shots” person…at all. Because why? Tequila can be wonderful and delicious on its own, without the lime and salt. Imagine if someone poured a coke into a glass of single barrel bourbon, or made a cocktail out of a […]
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VINTAGE INSPIRED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Thumbing through a new cookbook, I can’t help but feel anticipation and excitement, especially if I’m thumbing through an old new cookbook – like my newest purchase, The Picnic Book by Nika Hazelton, 1969. Filled with psychedelic illustrations against a jet set backdrop, it’s hard not to be swept away by Hazelton’s world of daytime luncheons across Europe. This recipe […]
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FOCACCIA 4 WAYS

Now that is a sexy situation right there. I mean, damn. It’s almost not right, how good it looks. I mean, focaccia is my favorite for a lot of reasons – but its versatility has to be number one. You can put anything on it, and it’s wonderful. It’s also one of the easiest breads to make, so if you’re […]
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STRAWBERRY ROSE LEMONADE

Pink lemonade is one of the happiest things I can imagine filling a glass. I immediately think of summer picnics or fancy tea parties as a little girl. In this version, I made my pink lemonade just a little more special, with fresh strawberries and a touch of rosewater. This combination is so refreshing and fun, you can’t help but […]
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