Spring Aspiring

Spring Asparagus Soup

Spring Asparagus Soup with Fresh Fennel & Lavender Croutons: Motivation, especially in cooking, can sometimes be elusive and sometimes have the gravitational pull of Jupiter. Early May in New England still awaits the full throttle of Spring, but I’m all … Continue reading

Life of Pie

Chicken Pot Pie with Fennel & Edamame

Chicken Pot Pie with Fennel & Edamame: Conscious choices, in life, work, or play, that deliver profound results are as liberating as the primordial experience of diving naked into the ocean from a high rock. Coming up with new twists … Continue reading

Free Bird

Slow Roasted Garlic Chicken with Tarragon Butter

Slow Roasted Garlic Chicken with Tarragon Butter: Our inability to recognize let alone accept change haunts most people every day, but change will always be an inevitability. Change in the eyes of acceptance can yield a warm enlightening moment of … Continue reading

Flower Power

Roasted Salmon with Cauliflower Puree & Sunflower Greens

Roasted Salmon with Cauliflower Puree & Sunflower Greens: Having grown up in the 1970’s being served frozen and canned vegetables, it’s no wonder I used to despise the very thought of green beans, spinach, or the worst, vegetable medley. Later … Continue reading

Vegging Out

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice: I came across an article recently on how Thomas Edison arrived at inventing the light bulb. It was actually some eighty years earlier where less well known scientists experimented with electricity that made carbon filaments glow. But … Continue reading

Searching Wildly

Edible Wild White Roses

Wild Edible Walk: Victoria and I went on a “Foraging for Dinner” walk through the woods at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA with regional environmental expert Russ Cohen. A walk with Russ is unlike any stroll through woodlands that you … Continue reading

The Missing Link

Quinoa Lasagna

Quinoa Lasagna: There has been a constant evolution in how we think about cooking. Whether seasonal experimentation or sheer deconstructing of history, it’s an entertaining journey bringing new definition to how our desired choices have evolved. Someone said to me … Continue reading

Holy Mole

Chicken Mole with Saffron Rice

Chicken Molé with Saffron Rice: As the rain slowly subsides, and the last remnants of cold air depart for the season, I’m left craving spicy warmth on this chilly New England weekend. Meals like these instantly bring me back to … Continue reading

The Italian Job

Chicken Parmesan with Lemon Fettuccini & Asparagus

Chicken Parmesan with Lemon Fettuccine & Asparagus: Sometimes, deconstructing a classic dish can yield entertaining results. Chicken parmesan, with basic and fresh ingredients, is a simple gem no matter how it’s plated and an easy midweek meal to prepare. Bolton … Continue reading

Seeing Red

Grilled Rum-glazed Pork with Rhubarb Chutney

Grilled Rum-glazed Pork with Rhubarb Chutney: I’m often annoyed at indecision, especially with leaders who flip flop without reason or vision, but even more so when it’s my own. Life decisions, whether regarding work, love, or what’s for dinner, should … Continue reading