Suffering Succotash

Succotash with Fresh Corn & Farro

Succotash with Fresh Corn & Farro: I have some not so fond memories growing up with ill-conceived succotash. Ill-conceived in that it was often thrown together in haste with frozen or canned vegetables and called dinner. My mother was not … Continue reading

Line Drive to Center

Asian Meatballs with Rice & Bok Choy

Asian Meatballs with Rice & Bok Choy: Knowing when to bunt and when to swing away is profoundly personal, even without the baseball reference, and resonates at that spiritual level. In life, work, or even cooking the same holds true … Continue reading

Sharp as a Tack

Baked Zucchini Cups

Baked Zucchini Cups with Sharp Cheddar: Unconsciously or not, it’s sometimes without fail that the original plan or intention gets lost in translation as you come face to face with not having an ingredient that you thought you had. The … Continue reading

When Life Gives You Lemons

Crab Cakes with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Crab Cakes with Cilantro Lime Sauce: Happiness is something only definable by the person who actually felt it firsthand at a particular moment. So too in turn is one’s propensity to seek that happiness when it’s missing from their own … Continue reading

My Big Fat Greek Burger

Greek Turkey Burgers with Feta Sauce

Greek Turkey Burgers with Feta Sauce: I’m not really a big fan of those cooking shows that celebrate how much food you can stack on a plate, let alone can consume in one sitting. For me, eating light is about … Continue reading

Smoke on the Water

Grilled Salmon Souvlaki

Grilled Salmon Souvlaki: It’s another clear and beautiful day in New England, and we couldn’t help but play 1970’s music as we sit by the pool reminiscing about bad fashion and the foods we were subjected to in our adolescence. … Continue reading

Under a Tuscan Sun

Spaghetti Parkantino with Pan Roasted Tomatoes

Spaghetti Parkantino with Pan Roasted Tomatoes: The heat wave finally broke, which was painfully long overdue, and has brought back the perfect days of summer where you can’t help but lounge and enjoy the warm sun. We had dinner with … Continue reading

Pulling Mussels from a Shell

Mussels in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

Mussels in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass: In New England, you would think that there would be a plethora of easy to get to coastal spots to dip your feet into on a warm Summer day. The reality is they are … Continue reading

Pearls of Wisdom

Fregola Sarda Pasta with Olives & Tomatoes

Fregola Sarda Pasta with Olives & Tomatoes: The other night Victoria and I shared an amazing Italian dinner with some close friends. It was the kind of meal that lingered with me for days, as I craved just one more … Continue reading

Flight of the Honey Bee

Summer Honey Harvest 2013

Raising honey bees is simple enough, while deeply fascinating and entertaining. You provide the bees with fine accommodations, check on them occasionally to make sure they’re comfortable, and they will just do what bees do in making honey. However, after … Continue reading