All posts filed under: Savory

Zucchini Risotto.

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Fall / Gluten Free / Risotto / Savory / Summer

 Zucchini Risotto with a Sweet Corn and Baby Spinach Broth - Finished with Mascarpone, Lemon Oil, and Pine Nuts       Sweet Corn Broth + Spinach Addition: makes 5 cups broth, 2 cups spinach-zucchini liquid   2 cobs of corn, stripped of corn kernels, (reserve for risotto) 1 large carrot, roughly chopped 6 cups water 2-3 cloves garlic, smashed 1 tb kosher salt 2-3 zucchini, cut lengthwise, inner white parts cored—makes about 2 cups […]

Orecchiette.

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Pasta / Savory / Summer

Garlic Fried Tomato Orecchiette with Arugula   Sometimes one must devour copious amounts of pasta tossed with tons of garlic, greens, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and maybe even some sautéed anchovy. Would you agree? I would. Pasta is my thing! In July I had the pleasure of being greeted by Gourmet Live for a feature. In it, I was asked to share a description of my “go-to” easy dinner. This recipe pretty much sums up my response. […]

Melon Salad with Ricotta Salata. Golden Cherry Tomato. Strawberry Confit. Purple Basil. Cashew. Cayenne

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Appetizers / Fruit / Gluten Free / salads / Savory / Summer / Sweet

“Inevitably our words convey mere fragments of the reality on which our experience fed——then at least with a shadow of what in the depths of our soul we know to be untranslatable: the pure emotion of an encounter, the wonder of a discovery, that fleeting moment of silence before the word is produced that will remain in the memory like the traces of a dream that time will never completely erase.” —José Saramago    

Beet Pickled Egg and Chard Empanadas with Black Sesame.

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Savory / Spring

  A few weeks ago I shared a perfect day with a friend. Early one Saturday morning and three cups of coffee in, we were everywhere. Making stops for the market, friends, a hike, lunch, shopping. It was a jam-packed seven hours, but there was something that hit home. After our hike in Del Mar, we arrived at this Peruvian cafe. I ordered one of their empanadas, and I believe all of my emotions summoned upon […]