Cardamom Coffee

Cardamom Coffee

Adding spices and a pinch of salt to my morning coffee pot is a habit I developed after drinking a delicious spiced Turkish coffee that companies a flaky baklava dessert. This recipe makes a delicious cup of joe to enjoy in the early hours, but it also serves as a...

Gingered Rhubarb and Mascarpone Parfait

Gingered Rhubarb and Mascarpone Parfait

In the early spring, rhubarb is a hot commodity at the farmers' market-its season is brief and it's a sign of warmer weather to come. Crisp and tart, rhubarb awakens the taste buds that winter held hostage and lends itself perfectly to spring and summer appetites. ...

Asparagus and Spring Onion Tart

Asparagus and Spring Onion Tart

Whenever I crave a little something decadent for lunch, a vegetable tart is my fallback dish- rich but somehow still light. Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to pop up all over the farmer's markets during the start of spring, and with its spearlike shape,...

Herbal Lemonade

Herbal Lemonade

Lemonade is inherently refreshing, so it's hard to imagine it could get any better. That's what I thought until on a whim I decided to throw a handful of herbs from the garden into my glass. The combination of citrus and herbs is astounding, adding the depth and...

Pecan Pie with Salted Maple Ice Cream

Pecan Pie with Salted Maple Ice Cream

Pecan pie, a southern standby, holds a special place in my heart. My college roommate relied on baking these pies for professors to account for any lateness on school assignments. Presented along with her charming southern drawl, I'm convinced that they boosted her...

Mixed Crostini

Mixed Crostini

With a variety of toppings that combine savory and sweet flavors, these toasty slices of bread make the perfect finger food, and preparing several types of crostini ahead of time ensures your guests will have plenty to snack on. Feel free to experiment with any jams...

Chocolate Pots de Creme with Jasmine Honey Cream

Chocolate Pots de Creme with Jasmine Honey Cream

Pots de creme are equal parts rich and creamy. I love to add a little something floral to the custard to give the classic flavors another layer of complexity. Here I've opted for a hint of jasmine and honey, lending a delicate finish that balances out the richness of...

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Leeks

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Leeks

Building a proper pantry is not done without a stash of rice. Some varieties I keep on hand are long-grain aromatic basmati rice, jasmine rice, nutty wild rice, and everyday brown rice. And I always have a box or two of Arborio waiting for the fay when I crave a...

Spiced Pear Prosecco Cocktail

This spiced cocktail is perfect for sipping at a wintertime party. Cinnamon, star anise, and cloves give the pear nectar and aromatic quality, and bubbly prosecco adds festive elegance. For an equally delicious nonalcoholic beverage, replace the bubbly with seltzer....

Heirloom Bean Soup with Crisp Kale

Heirloom Bean Soup with Crisp Kale

Heirloom beans, in a variety of shapes and sizes, a rainbow of colors, and speckled patterns, are almost too beautiful to cook. These beans are often found through seed banks-organizations that save seeds from extinction and contamination. There's been a resurgence of...

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is soul food-warming for both body and mind. And when it's cold outside, it is my go-to beverage, the perfect chilly weather treat. To add richness and a good amount of depth, I've added a touch of Nutella for its dreamy hazelnut flavor, and to finish, I...

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