Masquerade Bowl

Gumbo with Smoked Okra I’m not one to ever ‘not’ say it like it is. Shoot straight, be open and honest, and with equal parts humble and compassionate truth. With that, this dish rocked. Gumbo is relatively an easy dish … Continue reading

It’s All About The Wine

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash: I was in my new favorite wine store this week in Westford Mass, which truly is a mecca of great selections from around the world. As fate would have it, there was a single bottle of Bull’s Blood … Continue reading

Don’t Call Me Sue

Sous Vide Pork Belly with Soy Ginger Glaze

Sous Vide Pork Belly with Soy Ginger Glaze: My grandmother would often dare me. Dare me to try different foods, different spices, different flavors. She would dare me to do what basically, most people were afraid of, and without fail … Continue reading

Summer Slow Down

Smoky Seafood Chowder

Smoky Seafood Chowder: It’s been a hot and unusually humid summer this year. The kind of humidity that makes you move in a lethargic slow-motion pace. However, nothing will prevent me from mustering the primordial energy to cook something unique … Continue reading

Blame It On The Wine

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup: Full disclosure, this post is insane. It happens like this – you go to make that dish you’ve been talking about at length but haven’t yet made to your friends nausea. After completing the first phase … Continue reading

Breathe Easy

Asian Barley Soup with Ginger Meatballs

Asian Barley Soup with Ginger Meatballs: There’s nothing more annoying than a deep and uncontrollable cough that makes your brain hurt from the sheer act of it. After being diagnosed with bronchitis and days of non-stop coughing, I was filled … Continue reading

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

Got Coconut Milk

Coconut Sweet Potato Soup

Coconut Sweet Potato Soup with Smoky Lentils: After skiing in negative degree temperatures this past Christmas, the idea of 40 degree January days would seem welcoming. However, 40 degrees on a damp day with thirty mile an hour winds just … Continue reading

Seoul Relief

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup: Why is it that each January always brings a wrath of increasingly resilient viral infections that spread across the globe like a broken bag of popcorn kernels falling across a kitchen floor. It is without fail … Continue reading

When in Rome

Minestrone Soup with Garlic Bruschetta: It’s a cold blustery day, with snow wisping from the tree tops. Days like these gush for a bowl of hot spicy soup curled up by a warm fire, contemplating something meaningful, or at the … Continue reading