Olive Oil Bread {Easy & Quick Home Baked Bread Using a Cold Oven Method}

This has to be up there as one of the tastiest and easiest foolproof bread recipe ever. You don’t even need a bread tin (less cleaning), let alone a bread machine. Read more …

Tuna Tartare {Served as Hors d’Oeuvres}

Use fresh, high-quality ingredients.   Dice your tuna into fine cubes. It is much easier to slice tuna when it is very cold, almost frozen. I buy my sushi grade Read more …

Chocolate Eclairs {Your Definitive Guide}

In this post, I will show you how easy, and fun, it is to make chocolate eclairs (coffee ones coming soon). I have tried and tested many recipes. Some were Read more …

Beef Short Ribs {Slow Baked to Fall-Off-the-Bone Perfection}

Succulent shredded morsels of beef rib, slightly salty, with a hint of rosemary … some crunchy …. some soft …. all to die for. Every time I make shredded beef Read more …

Shrimp & Avocado Stuffed Baby Tomato Bites

I’m always on the lookout for snacks or party hors d’oeuvres that don’t use pastry or bread. Here is an easy light recipe which can be made in advance and Read more …

Cod Fritters {Salt Cod Fritters with Avocado Chipotle Crema}

So …. I’m in the produce section at my local Whole Foods when along comes one of the fish department guys offering another shopper and me, these moist, tender, warm Read more …

Collard or Spring Greens “Crispy Seaweed” {British Chinese Restaurant Style}

If you’ve ever been to a Chinese restaurant in the UK, you’ll notice they all have “crispy seaweed” on their menus. Well, it’s not seaweed at all but fried spring Read more …

Caramel Macchiato Coffee Cake {Happy International Day of Coffee}

Well hello there coffee lovers! Today, in honor of International Coffee Day, I bring you a sweet caramel macchiato flavored coffee cake. Just think …. moist milky coffee flavored cake topped Read more …

Tuna Poke {Ahi Tuna Salad}

This post was inspired by theskimm.com a few weeks ago. In case you haven’t heard about this fab news email service, you should check it out. I first heard about theskimm.com here and love how they deliver my Read more …

Hollandaise Sauce & Foamy Hollandaise Sauce

I’m adding this sauce recipe for so many reasons … Not only is it infinitely better than anything you can buy in a jar, just think: eggs Benedict, asparagus, artichokes, Read more …

Artichokes {The easiest and best way to enjoy them}

Artichokes are one of those childhood memory-evoking vegetables for me… Tasty meaty leaves dipped in hollandaise sauce or tangy vinaigrette, before reaching the more substantial bottom section (once the hairs Read more …

Fish Salad {Chipotle Dressing}

        This is a healthier version of my fresh grouper tacos. Shrimp work really well in this recipe and of course, you can use other firm-fleshed fish. Read more …

Cucumber Gimlet

  I first enjoyed this delightful cocktail at our local Ocean Prime restaurant in Tampa. I love Bombay Sapphire gin so I could not resist the thought of my favorite gin with refreshing Read more …

Focaccia Mini Breads {Red Onion, Sea Salt & Rosemary + Stilton, Thyme & Garlic}

Focaccia is an Italian style of bread made with olive oil. The beauty of them is that you don’t need a loaf tin and they are honestly fool proof to Read more …

Piedmont Roasted Peppers {Peppers stuffed with tomatoes, garlic and anchovies}

It’s still summer! With succulent ripe peppers and tomatoes in abundant supply, this is the perfect summer dish for a light lunch or appetizer. They keep well in the fridge Read more …

Smoked Salmon & Roquefort Terrine {My favorite Harrods Terrine}

The first time I came across this terrine was in London at the Harrods Food Hall about 20+ years ago! It was a real treat at the time for my husband Read more …

Crispy Peking Duck with Pancakes and Chili Plum Sauce

Roast duck is very simple, once you know what it takes to get a nice crispy skin and moist flesh. No need to pour boiling water over it, score it Read more …

Eggs ~ Colombian Style Scrambled Eggs {Huevos Pericos}

Today is Colombia’s Independence Day. To mark the occasion, I bring you the best way to start your day in true Colombian fashion. One of the many things Colombians do Read more …

Summer Salad {With Fig Infused Balsamic Vinaigrette}

  With these summer ingredients at their peek right now, it’s time to liven up your mozzarella and tomato salad! Mix it up with more or less of whatever you Read more …

Cheese & Rosemary Crisps {Nothing but cheesy herby crunchiness}

  These cheese crisps were a hit at our last bridge gathering! Not only are they infinitely less expensive than the ones you can occasionally buy at the supermarket, I Read more …