The Salad Bowl

Every time I’m asked what is my favorite kitchen gadget, I think about what gives me the most pleasure. In my view,  the kitchen is made up of multiple parts improving with age....more

Pan Seared Foie Gras with Fig Mostarda

I apologize to all my vegetarian friends for this post....more


 i was planning to grill some steaks a few days ago when it was hot out, and i realized that the only side dish ingredients i had left were beets and onions. my sweaty self didn’t want to turn on the oven and i was craving a salad so i decided to make a beet salad, using beets as the base, topped with bacon… because, bacon. the bacon bits add a salty, delicious crunch to it and the result was excellent, not to mention, so pretty. [Read more]...more

The Overachieving Basil Plant

You are going to love the fresh, zesty taste of this creamy basil vinaigrette. I have been putting it on everything! If you have extra basil in your garden now, you are going to want to try this recipe out. This quick and easy vinaigrette is not only used as a salad dressing, but it also could be used as a sauce for fish, chicken, potatoes, tomatoes, or BLTs!...more

Japanese Tofu Salad

Very simple, light, healthy and yummy Japanese tofu salad, with homeade sesame dressing. Great for simple lunch , dinner or sides....more

Japanese Potato Salad

Classic and simple Japanese potato salad with mashed potatoes, ham, cucumber and carrot. Very easy to make and delicious. Great food for any time!...more