Parfaits to Help

It’s no secret that I’ve been out there helping out as much as I can. Mostly I’ve been cooking, because it’s the best way I know to spread the love. There’s so many ways to spread the love, many of which require people with all sorts of talents. I recently made some parfaits for another…

Cinnamon Sugar Protest

Most of my life, cooking has been my escape from the problems of the real world.  I originally went to college to study Journalism, but I became so disillusioned with not only the state of the industry, but the state of the world, that writing became more upsetting than liberating. I had just recently started…

Pie Dough Primer

So apparently everyone is baking bread these days, and while I feel like I have experimented with bread quite a bit in life (see this; my bread baking has improved since then thankfully), I haven’t actually gotten around to making a loaf.  A part of that is not being able to find any yeast to…

Spring Is Here! Let’s Make Some Soup

If you Live in New York (or anywhere in the Northeast, I’m sure), you might be as reluctant as I am some days to say that spring is really here.  Least to say, it has been a chilly intro to summer this year, but that’s no reason to not enjoy the bounty of the now-late…

Ramps! Ramps! Ramps!

With the onset of spring, for most cooks (myself included), there is one product I am always very excited for: Ramps. These wild spring onions are foraged material, with a short season, only lasting a few weeks to maybe a month.  The taste of a raw ramp can usually be described as zingy, a mix…

Crazy- Amazing Stuffed Squid

As much as I love to write about cooking, I myself am a professional cook in my everyday life (which explains why I almost never have time to post).  One of the many amazing things about my line of work is the incredible people I have met along the way.  Don’t get me wrong, the…

Wintertime Sweet Potato Hash

I don’t know about anybody else, but I hate the cold. With a passion. So when the weekend rolls around its hard to get me out of my warm bed to head anywhere. A girl’s gotta eat, though, right? I’m not one to forgo yummy breakfasts and brunches just because I don’t want to deal…

Roasted Chicken Ramen Broth

Even though spring is (supposedly) around the corner, its been pretty frigid.  There was a blizzard of sorts here on the Northeast the other day. What better way to warm up than a steaming bowl of soup? I was craving ramen the other day, and so I decided to try my hand at making a…

Adventures in Breadbaking

For the holidays, I have been given the best gift ever, and have a full week off from work. That’s right.  Monday to Sunday.  After years of going and going in this industry, a little time to rest is an amazing thing. Since I get bored easily, though, I decided to cook up a storm,…

Recipe: Basil Salt

Last week, my garden was overrun with basil.  I didn’t know what to do, as the space was competing with tomatoes, and the tomatoes were quickly winning.  It’s a massacre out there for all the other veggies. I have been doing everything I can to preserve the beautiful basil my garden produced, and this recipe…