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.

Summer Updates

Summer is here and finals are finally over! (yay for puns) My plan is to get back into writing a few recipes down. I slowed down in part because I spent so much time cooking out of Fushia’s cookbooks that there really wasn’t anything “me” to post. Well, that might not change but I do…

Grated Carrot Salad

  Eating a salad like this for an appetizer is going to be delicious and guarantee that your drink goes straight to your head. If you decide to have the salad with something substantial, like dinner, you won’t be disappointed by a salad that is simultaneously simple and refined. It also takes almost no time…

Oven Roasted Fries (Frites)

  Making your own fries, depending on the food blog, is all about the cooking method. Deep frying, the classic method, asks you to keep track of the oil temperature via a thermometer or by using a special home fryer machine that does everything for you. Fries are delicious but I would never buy a…