Braised Lamb with Caramelized Shallots

Dinner parties are one of my favorite activities. There is something about a house full of people eating and drinking together that just can’t be beat for me. I love to cook a big meal while everyone settles in. The one problem is that means I might miss out of on catching up with my…

Cantaloupe Gazpacho

Cantaloupe. To me, it seems like the white bread of melons. No one really likes it but no one really dislikes it either. It’s just filler in a fruit salad. Nothing to write home about. For some as yet undetermined reason, I bought one at Whole Foods for the first time in, well, probably ever.…

Beet Salad with Fennel & Grapefruit

Beets are a great staple in my kitchen. I buy big bunches of them at the farmers market, toss them in the fridge, and forget about them. Since they keep for pretty much ever, I get way more than I need for any one recipe. That way, I always have an interesting ingredient ready at…

Scallion Flatbreads

It’s high time I put some focus back onto this blog. This craziness of the last few months forced me to push it to the back burner. Until I was removed from it, I didn’t realize just what a source of joy and creative outlet this blog has been. While I may not be the…

Thyme & Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

As usual, I put off my Christmas shopping until the very last minute. That meant braving the shopping complexes of Honolulu on the day before Christmas eve. Not a pretty picture. Anxiety and stress filled the air thicker than the tinny carols over the loudspeakers. Everyone running around frantically trying to find the last minute…

Basil Almond Pesto

As you know by now, I am a sucker for pasta. Every single carb laden delicious version. Ravioli, lasagna, linguine, simple penne with red sauce, anything I can get my hands on, I devour! There isn’t a pasta that I don’t love. Another thing I love is fast food. Not fast food restaurant fast food but…