Tag Archives: summer

PG Pina Colada

With all this brutal heat we’ve been having, I needed a cool and refreshing pineapple recipe (that didn’t leave me with a horrible headache the next morning). So here we have a virgin (and lite!) pina colada to transport you … Continue reading

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Rum Soaked Grilled Pineapple over Angel Food Cake

Even though you may think standing over a hot grill sounds absolutely miserable in this crazy heat wave I can assure you this little treat is totally worth it.  It’s easy, refreshing, boozy…what more could you want from a summertime … Continue reading

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Whipped honey vanilla ricotta with fresh berries

Ricotta is one of my favorite things to make — it is so easy, and tastes so much better than its store-bought counterpart! There are a zillion different things you can add to homemade ricotta jazz it up a bit, … Continue reading

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Chicken Salad Veronique

I guess the egg [salad] came before the chicken [salad] after all! (ha-ha). But seriously, this chicken salad is quite refreshing and almost floral tasting with the addition of tarragon and grapes, perfect for this hot and muggy weather we’ve … Continue reading

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Tuscan kale salad

It has been excruciatingly hot here in NYC, pushing 90 degrees with extreme humidity. This heat wave has made the idea of cooking nearly nauseating… but for the sake of the blog, I turned on the ol’ oven this weekend … Continue reading

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Fava beans with asiago cheese

A fresh fava bean salad is such a delight on a hot day with a cool glass of wine… and yesterday was certainly a hot day here in NYC, up in the mid 80s with extreme humidity. Shelling and cooking … Continue reading

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Rhubarb agua fresca

I had originally wanted to make a fun rhubarb cocktail for this post, but since I have a half marathon coming up this weekend I needed all the hydration I could get! And aren’t mocktails the new cocktails anyway…? So … Continue reading

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Triple Berry Pie

I find that most of my baking happens late at night, a bit like Mickey in In the Night Kitchen (without the nudity and flying…). Late-night breads, cakes & pies just seem all that more delicious when you are so … Continue reading

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Backyard BBQ

Whether folks in your neck of the woods call gathering around a grill a BBQ, a cookout, a wienieroast, or just another Monday night, it is always a recipe for a fabulous evening. Since we are inquisitive and adventurous gals when … Continue reading

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Nutty Plum Oatmeal

I love plums in tarts, crisps, cakes… the list goes on. But since I didn’t want to have a whole dessert to myself (which I would obviously finish solo), I decided to craft something with great dessert-y flavor but also … Continue reading

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