I posted these breads a while back on Instagram. Everyone seemed to love them so much and want the recipe, I decided to finally share it! This recipe is adapted from the Breaking Breads cookbook by Uri Scheft. I love this book so much. It’s full of delicious and inspiring breads, from savory to sweet, that can be done at home. This book takes you step by step how to make babka, or stuffed breads, or no-knead focaccia as you see here.
I am drawn to bread - its taste, texture, variety, and history. Each bread comes with a story... Read More
Happy Spring! I thought I’d share with you a delicious and quick recipe to celebrate the upcoming season. This is my whole roasted eggplant: two ways. This recipe actually came up the day before the big snowstorm a few weeks back. I had been at my grocery store picking up food to cook for the snow day and when saw these beautiful graffiti eggplant. Maybe I was drawn to these vegetables because of what they symbolize to me — summer, warmth, family, good cooking— or maybe... Read More
This week has been the most delicious week for tomatoes. After a long summer in the sun, tomatoes seem to be at peak. They are sweet, juicy and bursting at the seam. I’ve eaten heirloom tomatoes, fully ripe, with salt and olive oil, I’ve picked tomatoes from the garden, still hot from hanging in the sun all day, and tasted fiery roasted cherry tomatoes, left on the vine, the leaves salty and crisp. This really is my favorite time of year for produce when you can enjoy fresh ingredients just as they are. Little preparation is required to experience the full flavors of the fruits and vegetables. You don’t need to roast, bake or sauté to increase the flavor, the essence lies within its natural state... Read More
Can you believe it’s almost Memorial Day? To me it signifies the first indication of summer. There still may be some chilly days ahead of us and the first real day of summer a month away, but the air starts to change and people lighten up with excitement because summer is so near. I am and have always been a summer person. I love warm weather and bright sunshine. It makes me feel alive and inspired. I love summer produce and walking through vibrant farmer markets. One of my favorite and most-anticipated summer fruit is tomatoes. Like me, they thrive in the summer. Often peaking later in the summer, tomatoes are the ultimate summer treat, and this recipe is an ode to my tomato-love. Straight off the vine is my favorite way to enjoy these juicy, sunshine fruits, but when they are not full in season, I love savoring the sweet and acidic taste of a tomato in a Roasted Tomato Soup... Read More
This is a homemade tart, with few steps and ingredients. It’s meant to be simple, versatile, and rustic. You could add any vegetables you like (like mushrooms and leeks) and play with different ingredients and quantities. To make the tart, I start with a simple dough. It’s similar to a pizza dough (in ingredients) but has no yeast. So there’s no rising time, but just some flour, salt, olive oil, water, and some elbow grease to knead the dough. I formed the tart in free-form shape, similar to a galette... Read More