Turkey and Leek Pie {Perfect Recipe for Leftover Turkey}

Our family looks forward to this turkey leek and pie probably more so than we do the actual roast turkey meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas! It’s that good! This is 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Chicken in Thai Green Curry Sauce {Easier, simpler and quicker than you thought}

    I love Thai Green Curry. And so does my son. And my hubby. Yet for ages I didn’t make it as often as I wanted to because lets Read more …

Shrimp Étouffée {New Orleans Style}

Back in 1999, I did what most food-loving people should do when visiting New Orleans. And I’m not talking about feasting on Crab Sardou at Galatoire’s or Oysters Arnaud at Read more …

Mole Poblano {Mole Puebla-Style – Because it’s Cinco de Mayo}

Cinco de Mayo (aka 5th of May). Contrary to popular belief, it’s not Mexican Independence Day. It’s the day Mexicans celebrate the defeat of the French forces by the Mexican Read more …

Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde {Cinco de Mayo Menu}

I’m not sure what I love more about this recipe: it’s ease and simplicity or the tasty result! I can’t say I’m a fan of enchiladas, until I tried then Read more …

Coronation Chicken {chicken salad fit for a queen}

    Coronation chicken will always remind me of our children’s christenings. My mother, who trained as a Cordon Bleu cook, made wonderful crowd-pleasing Coronation Chicken dishes on both occasions. Seeing Read more …

Gnocchi {Light fluffy potato pillows with veal, asparagus and truffle butter}

The first truly delectable gnocchi I had were of course, in Italy. A close second was a dish that is still on the menu at Il Poggio in Snowmass, Colorado. Read more …

The Original Cuban – Tampa’s Signature Sandwich {a sandwich with a history}

This weekend, Ybor City, Tampa’s historic neighborhood (named after Spanish cigar manufacturer Vicente Martinez Ybor) is host to the annual Cuban Sandwich Festival. Two days full of warm sunshine, cuban Read more …

Rotisserie-Style Chicken {without the rotisserie} – Roasting chicken has never been so easy … or delicious

Sometimes a recipe comes along that just blows your mind away! See, I thought I made a pretty mean roast chicken (this one). Juicy inside, nice flavor, good texture. I Read more …

Pasta {Homemade with Spicy Dijon and Tarragon Sauce}

Here I used my homemade pasta (recipe here) but the beauty of this dish is that you can use virtually any type of pasta you want, fresh or dry, homemade or Read more …

Pasta {Made from scratch}

I now know the very good reason my Kitchen Aid pasta attachment had been stuck in the cupboard collecting dust all those years. Every time I tried to use it, I ended Read more …

Savory Buckwheat Crêpes {Quick, easy and delicious! Not just for Mardi Gras}

We celebrated Fat Tuesday this week. In the UK we used to call it Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday. In France, my husband knew it as Mardi Gras. Now that Read more …

Chili con Carne {Rustic With a Twist}

  Chili con Carne is one of those dishes I love to make on cold days. And as it doesn’t get very cold in Florida, sadly I don’t make it Read more …

Tuna {Seared on Papaya and Avocado Salad with Asian Dressing}

            I keep reading recipes with julienne of green papaya so I thought I’d try it out with lightly seared tuna. My papaya wasn’t that Read more …