French Onion Soup

I rarely ever have butter on hand. It’s odd, I know. Julia Child would not be impressed. So when I set out to create a proper French onion soup, I thought there’s no way I could get away making it without butter. But I did. In part because I like a challenge. And, in larger…

Maple Roasted Bar Nuts

One of my favorite weekly rituals (and I warn you, I have many), is to come home on a Monday after work and make a tray of these roasted nuts. I’ll pour a glass of wine when they’re done and then go sit and watch the news or read a magazine. To me, it’s the…

Banana Ice Cream

When I’m not working, mingling at my local watering hole or stumbling upon hidden nooks of New York City, I’m in my kitchen churning out one-ingredient ice cream without a machine. Because why have just a banana when you can have banana ice cream? Here’s what you’ll need to make about 5-6 servings: 4 ripe…

Thai Shrimp Salad

This is the kind of dish that makes me want to invite friends over for a casual summer lunch at some big long wooden table outside — Maine comes to mind — and adorn it with glasses of rosé. This salad is light, refreshing and is perfectly balanced with the right amount of heat and…

Shaved Asparagus Salad

I read somewhere once that salads are all about texture. If that’s the case, then this one has it all: the crunch from the raw asparagus, the juiciness from the tomatoes and the salty smoothness of the ricotta salata. Hungry yet? Here’s what you’ll need for my Shaved Asparagus Salad that’s dressed with my Lemon…