Tabbouleh with Heirloom Tomatoes and Zucchini

116Today, because I wanted to eat something delicious (and healthy!) for lunch, I made a big bowl of Tabbouleh. Do you know this vegan Lebanese dish? It's crunchy with cracked wheat, and fragrant with fresh parsley and mint. Even meat-eaters love it. Read more »

Summer Salad: Tomatoes, Peaches, Basil, and Burrata

050This salad was inspired by a similar one I ordered at Club Helsinki in Hudson, New York. It’s a tangle of ripe tomatoes and juicy peaches, all dressed up with red wine vinegar, ribbons of basil, and clouds of creamy burrata cheese. Don't make me beg you to try it! Read more »

How I Make a Lattice (Woven) Pie Crust

110If you think a lattice crust is beyond your culinary skill, I have some terrific news for you. This woven design -- which always looks terribly chic on a fruit pie -- is a cinch to achieve! As proof, check out my step-by-step tutorial: Read more »

Perfect Peach Pie

092My mother made this peachy bliss every summer when I was a kid. I love the simple ingredients -- just peaches, sugar, and some spices, all nestled between two layers of flaky French pastry dough. It's a pie that says "eat me." Read more »

Soupe au Pistou

070Yesterday, because my basil plants were in dire need of a haircut, I decided to make Soupe au Pistou. It's a French vegetable soup that features fresh, garlicky pesto. It's easy to make. It's beautiful to behold. And it's powerfully delicious! Read more »

Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Fresh Mint

045Oh, the things I do for you. On Monday, I fired up the oven in my already-sweltering kitchen. Then I grabbed some bittersweet chocolate and freshly-cut mint leaves, and added them to a standard cookie dough. The result? Cool, minty, chocolate chunk cookies! Read more »

My Favorite Zucchini Recipes

IMG_5366Today, because it's July 26, and because zucchini is currently filling counter tops, fireplace mantels, and bedside tables throughout the nation, I wanted to share some of my favorite zucchini recipes! All are guaranteed to please: Read more »