Browned Butter Pumpkin Madeleines

Once I had decided that I wanted to be a chef when I grew up, I immediately immersed myself in cook books. Every weekend, I walked over to…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Browned Butter, Arugula and Pine Nuts

The first time I tried gnocchi was when I purchased a bag of ready made packaged gnocchi. Just like dried pasta, all you had to boil was the…

Fall Harvest Apple Salad

I have to admit, now that I have a little bit of extra time, I’m really starting to enjoy blogging again. Before, I had to constantly remind myself…

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Bread

I’m really starting to get into fall flavors this year. Apples, pears, pumpkins, here I come! For the next couple of recipes, you’ll be seeing me experiment with…

Spaghetti with Clams and Nori Miso Butter

If you haven’t noticed before, I am OBSESSED with Japanese food. Ever since my trip to Tokyo many years ago, there hasn’t been one week where I didn’t…

Strawberry Shortcake Melon Pan

When I visited Japan last year, I could not pass by a bakery without walking in. The aroma of freshly baked goods was just too enticing to ignore….

Couscous Bowl with Halloumi and Poached Egg

I love cheese. We’re talking about real love here people. Once in college, my friend and I stayed up for hours talking about cheese…and only cheese. (Okay, I…

Crispy Spaetzle with Pea Pesto and Ricotta Cream Sauce

If you told me five years ago that I would be running two businesses with relative success, I would not believe you. It wasn’t that long ago that…

The ultimate walnut almond basil pesto

Today, we’re going back to the basics and making one of my favorite sauces, pesto. Pesto is an Italian condiment comprised of fresh bright basil, grated hard cheese,…

Japanese Sake Clams

One cuisine I will never get tired of is Japanese. I can have sushi for breakfast, donkatsu for lunch and soba for dinner and my world would be…