June 19, 2018

Gone are the days of Costco Smoked Salmon people! Welcome to your new life, where you officially cure your own salmon

What if I told you that curing your own salmon was easier than cooking salmon for dinner? For starters, you can't overcook it and it definitely takes a lot less prep time. Follow a few simple steps and you're on your way to amazing cured salmon. Have any questions? Just pop me an email over on the "About me" pag...

June 10, 2018

I love a Nicoise Salad and will almost always order it when on the menu. But with so many variations it can be hard to find the *perfect* salad. For me, it's no anchovies (too salty,) not too many potatoes (otherwise why eat a salad,) the right dressing, runny eggs and either tuna in the can or raw seared tuna. If you're thinking to yourself, "She is so high maintenance" then good news - you're right! If I weren't picky with m...

February 26, 2018

In general I like to eat with the seasons. When the clock strikes Thanksgiving I'm inhaling squash at an alarming rate, and when the clock strikes July 4th I all but turn into a Watermelon. But the sweet spot really exists now, in February. Why, you might ask? Can you say CITRUS. And can you say RADISH. And can you say a match made in heaven?!?!?!?!? If you're of the mindset that summer bodies are made in the winter then I urg...

December 4, 2017

So long as you can find a great fish market, you can have raw fish at home. I'm not talking about the kind you buy frozen from Trader Joe's or the counter at Whole Foods. After being completely, for lack of a better term, grossed out by these options, my husband and I discovered an amazing fish market in our area. The vendors are knowledgeable and super helpful for all our needs. I encourage all of you to find an amazing fish...

August 9, 2017

I'm admittedly not a huge fan of fish and don't cook it much, but salmon is the exception to that rule. It's much more flavorful than your average sea creature - that is if you do it right. I've had conversations with friends who are dumbfounded by the complexity of cooking salmon. Why is it dry? Why is it undercooked? Why isn't the skin crispy? It can be a bit temperamental, but you have my word: follow the steps below and yo...

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