Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Red, White, and Blueberry Iced Tea!

  Cold Brewed Blueberry Iced Tea Excerpted from Infusing Flavors by Erin Coopey (Cool Springs Press 2016) This is my favorite iced tea! There’s just something about the semi-sweetness of the blueberries that compliments the tannins of the black tea like no other iced tea I’ve tried. I prefer the cold infusion because the fruit…  (Read more…)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sippin Sunshine – Strawberry Basil Soda

Strawberries and fresh fragrant basil are two of my favorite things about summer, so I thought why not pair them? The result is delicious! So, sip away on a sunny day. Strawberry Basil Soda Excerpted from Infusing Flavors by Erin Coopey (Cool Springs Press 2016) Makes about 1 ¼ cup syrup (up to 7 sodas)…  (Read more…)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gluten-Free (Grain Free) Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

I try not to make a big deal of it but the truth is I can’t digest grain very well. I’ve found that I do much better when I avoided all grain. So, that’s what I do. I do miss baked goods and for the most part the gluten free substitutes leave a bit to…  (Read more…)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lemon Infused Olive Oil and Flat Bread with Feta, Mint and Lemon

It’s really crazy how time speeds on. It feels like I’m standing near train tracks as speeding locomotive rushes by. Sometimes I can barely stay on my feet. It’s been since July since I posted anything but I have an excuse. Here it is. Ready? I can’t do it all! From January through August, I…  (Read more…)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Basil Lime Semifreddo with Strawberry Sorbet

This is one of my favorite desserts that I’ve developed for Infusing Flavors (Cool Spring Press, 2016)! If you’ve never heard of semifreddo, it’s basically a frozen mousse.  (I know. Yum, already!) It’s great on its own but when I paired it with the bright flavor of strawberry sorbet, it just sang. (What did it…  (Read more…)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Experience Life Magazine Featuring Recipe from The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook!

    I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since the publication of The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook! Earlier this year I was approached by the staff of Experience Life Magazine to write a piece about making your own condiments and salad dressings. It was really fun to go through the recipes and help choose…  (Read more…)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Homemade Chai with Fresh Herbs

I am busy testing recipes for my latest cookbook Infusing Flavors (forthcoming June 2016)! This morning, I tested a delicious version of homemade chai that I infused with spices and fresh herbs.  I think it’s my favorite recipe so far in the Tea and Tisane chapter. If you think chai comes in a box, you’ve…  (Read more…)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Chase Away the Chill with Chowder – Quick New England Style Clam Chowder

It’s cold and grey outside. You are craving something warm and comforting for dinner.  Why not chowder? Sailors ate it to fight off the cold and damp of the sea, so it’s the perfect meal to warm you on a dark winter’s day. Traditionally, chowder refers to a thick, chunky seafood soup.  The name comes…  (Read more…)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Buckwheat Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Preserved Lemon Creme Fraiche

I love the malty taste of buckwheat. Buckwheat pancakes slathered in maple syrup are a weekend favorite for Vince and me.  On New Year’s Eve, we make buckwheat blinis with caviar and sour cream. Blinis are little savory pancakes – baked or pan-fried – made from many grains including wheat, millet, oats and buckwheat. My…  (Read more…)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pretty and Popular – Endive Canapes with Cranberry Chutney and Orange

I’ve been teaching a class with PCC called Appetizers in 20 Minutes or Less. Each year I try to come up with a new bunch of fun, flavorful, and fast recipes. The class is a favorite of mine because I love appetizers and it’s really is more like a party than a typical class. We make…  (Read more…)

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