Salad Capresse

Summer is a time for birthdays. In early June we celebrate my birthday and in early July we celebrate David’s. Coming up with an appropriate appetizer, it turns out, can be as simple as making a salad to have with your champagne.

Rosemary Lemonade

Lemonade is the perfect summer obsession for me. When it gets hot and humid in Philly the feels like temperature can reach over 100 degrees. Air conditioning and lemonade are my two go to methods for surviving on days like that.

Parmesan Scallion Bread (Linda Bread)

“Linda bread” is something that David tried to explain to me around the first time we had family holidays together. Something about green onion and it being “really tasty.” At the time, I had no idea what he was talking about. Linda bread, I’ve since learned, is named after a family friend who usually brings this…


“Classic” cocktails are classics because the ingredients required are few and the results are delicious. The Boulevardier is a variation of the Negroni, only made with whiskey in the place of gin – albeit with a different ratio.