August is a month that makes me both happy and sad. Happy because it is my birthday month! Sad because it means summer is almost over. Before we know it, the leaves will be changing color and the air will turn crisp. Until then, I've...

Sous vide cooking deserves way more attention from home chefs than it currently receives. I only started cooking this way recently as you might have read in my earlier post on the topic. Cooking in this style however can free up your time and be...

I have a slight obsession with housewares. And when I say slight I really mean major. I'm always on the look out for new trends in home products and when I came across the brand Eparé at a recent industry convention my eyes lit up....

I have a whooooooole lot of love for watermelon! As a kid, I used to love watermelon Italian ice (even if some were artificially flavored). Watermelon is so juicy and refreshing. I'm so happy that tomorrow is National Watermelon Day! For this week I did...

The first thing you're probably thinking is honey has no business mixing with my avocado toast. That's where I will change your mind, forever. Second thing you might be thinking is what is raw honey? A couple of weeks ago in the ceramics studio one of...

Sous Vide cooking is something I've never tried before. I've heard the term tossed around here and there but mostly by professional chefs. Never by the hobbyist home cook. However, I recently attended an event by Chef Steps where Gail Simmons introduced me to an entirely...

A new ice cream brand recently hit the grocery stores by me - Vice Ice Cream. Not only is the ice cream amazingly creamy, the flavors available include everything but vanilla. You'll find pints filled with swirls of orange cream, chunky chocolate bites, chopped toffee...

Do you guys remember those super soft and chewy sugar cookies they would sell during school lunches in the cafeteria? They were so soft and pale they almost looked undercooked but they were delicious. So addictingly delicious. I love when sugar cookies are soft and practically...

Cold creamy ice cream - what could be better to cool off with on a hot summer day? July 16th marks National Ice day so I wanted to do a round up of inspiring ideas to help celebrate. Whether you'll put going all out with...

Sun, wine, and seafood. Those have been staples so far in my summer this year. I never used to cook seafood because I was always scared I'd ruin it or overcook it but this year my confidence is a little higher in the kitchen and...