WA State Memorial Day Weekend

Perhaps it was sitting on the deck overlooking Commencement Bay that we went a little overboard with the happy hour menu at Lobster Shop. Lots of seafood again and too many desserts, but the clear winner was fried Beecher’s cheese curds with chili jam. Rest in peace mozzarella sticks! And look for me @BeechersNY!


Mountain Bird Flies High

And there it is, my first full meal at Mountain Bird. I can’t wait for my next visit for date night, girls night out, family dinner or because it’s Tuesday or Thursday, TGIF, Saturday night special, what about Sunday brunch, because I am happy, because I woke up like this…

@Gustiamo #WarehouseSupperClub

I was invited to a warehouse supper club to be held at Gustiamo, a premier importer of authentic artisanal foods for all regions of Italy. The dinner was to celebrate Sicilian Chef Stefania Barzini and her teaching tour of America.

A 4-Day Food Reunion in Seattle

…two varieties of Hama Hama Oysters and some Deep Bay from Vancouver, BC. Their perfect mignonette, a couple of eye rolls and voila, “WELCOME TO SEATTLE!” I’d tasted the fruit of their waters!

Making It @HarlemPizzaCo

Aside from the Lexington pizza, I am in love, love, love with the Ooey Gooey just for the use of burrata with all of its deliciousness and the drizzle of truffle oil at the end never hurt anybody either!

Blizzard 2016 Food

After the record setting temperatures, after all the joking and debates over global warming, Miss Mother Nature turns down the thermometer and drops Sir Jonas on the northeast coast. Apologies to school age kids everywhere the storm came on a Saturday, business as usual on Monday. Whether a doubter or an over-preparer, New York City…


For those that DON’T know, I love me some porchetta.  See my BESTies list. It’s not something you have too often, but when you do it has to be good. I first had it in a market in Rome, hand-cut by a spry woman wielding a large knife.  She did not play and everyone stood in…

Farmers Market Loot

What started as a mission to get only horseradish pickles from Best Pickles to make dirty martinis (now includes mustard variety), my weekly visits to the farmers market seems to inspire more. Here is today’s loot featuring my first sighting of Concord grapes and squash blossoms. Going to stuff the latter with duxelles and pan…

Father’s Day Breakfast

Freshly made buttermilk biscuits, Canadian bacon and Jean George Vongerichten creamy scrambled eggs with chive. It’s about the cooking technique. I’ll share later.

Lisa’s Lemony Blueberry Muffins

Freshly made this morning for breakfast with Harney & Sons Paris tea. Lemon zest makes it tart, fresh blueberries makes it sweet, Demerara sugar on top makes it crunchy. Perhaps we can get Lisa to share the recipe here…Lisa? Ingredients • 6 tbs unsalted butter, room temperature • ½  tsp finely grated lemon zest •…

SCHOP!ping in the Berkshires

Barely settled in, my hostess of the weekend, Lisa and I were off to Berry Farms to shop for something to compliment the porter house steaks to be grilled this evening. The verdict amongst gorgeous local produce and locally produced products? Radish salad! Thinly sliced radish and celery, parsley, heirloom cherry tomatoes with shallot vinaigrette….