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Harvest Celebration

October 14th, 2007 · 4 Comments

I'm staying with my friend Rachel in the West Village in NYC and we decided to host a little party – fall being our inspiration.  Over the summer when I had been in NY Rachel had taken me to an amazing restaurant in the neighborhood called, The Little Owl.  We had the most incredible meal [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Entertaining · Entree

Having a Ball

December 12th, 2006 · 4 Comments

Some of my favorite dishes are those that were inspired by leftovers.  This may be in part to the satisfaction that comes with being able to inventively transform one dish into another thus saving time and eliminating waste, both virtuous by-products of this transformation.  But perhaps another reason is that this process is sort of [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Sides · Snack

It’s A Wrap!

December 5th, 2006 · 7 Comments

I love summer rolls.  The cold chewy texture of rice paper wrapped around a little package of refreshing flavors is so fun to eat and pleasing to the palate.  There are endless combinations and the fun is in creating rolls that match your tastes.  I was inspired to make these vegetable rolls after I enjoyed [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Dip · Entertaining · Party Food

Hummus That Makes You Go Hmmm…

October 15th, 2006 · 5 Comments

(This one really couldn’t be simpler.)   A few months ago Kareem and I joined our friends Dan and Alicia for brunch in their neighborhood.  Since Kareem and I had never really explored that 'hood Dan, a fellow foodie, gave me a tip on a good gourmet market in the area.  On our way back [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Dip · Party Food

Macho Gazpacho

June 28th, 2006 · 5 Comments

I had gone for a long walk yesterday when the idea for gazpacho soup popped into my head.  The cool soup with refreshing flavors of cucumber, tomato, peppers, and herbs would be the perfect way to cool off after a long busy day of work.   I had made gazpacho a few times in the past [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Entree · Soup

One Potato, Two Potato

June 25th, 2006 · 11 Comments

One of the best things that I did upon graduating McGill back in 2001 was make plans to travel by myself around Europe instead of looking for a job.  My travels took me to famous cities and memorable little towns.  One of my favorite spots was a quaint little village in the Tuscan countryside called [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Entertaining · Entree · Sides

Holy Guacamole!

June 21st, 2006 · 20 Comments

I am very excited to share the first ever video segment on my blog. I hope to make this a regular feature on my site. As you'll notice when watching I'm a total newbie at the whole cooking on camera thing. (Most notably, I was so overly concerned with prepping my area that I completely [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Dip · Videos


June 18th, 2006 · 5 Comments

Although it isn’t officially summer according to the calendar, the weather has gotten significantly warmer and I’m seeing all the signs at my grocery store and local market that summer is in fact here. Today I bought a big round emerald striped watermelon for a mere $3.98. They were in a large bin out there [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Entertaining · Salads

Muss(els) with No Fuss

June 8th, 2006 · 4 Comments

As you’ve probably been able to gather from the number of seafood recipes on my site so far, I really love seafood! In addition to great flavor, seafood is incredibly easy to prepare and often takes only minutes to cook (it’s super healthy too). Mussels are one of those classics that seem (at least they [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Entertaining · Entree · Fish


June 1st, 2006 · 1,735 Comments

With the summer weather kicking-in here in Santa Monica I want to take full advantage of the little balcony that we have for some al fresco dining. To inaugurate our summer dinners a-la-balcony I decided to set up an aperitif outside to get things started. The usual suspect to accompany an aperitif is often a [...]

Tags: Appetizers · Dip · Entertaining · Party Food