Category: Featured

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Dessert, Featured, Summer

A Red, White & Blue Pavlova

“Please bring your Pavlova’, is the request I get from my hosts when I offer to contribute to their summer gatherings.  My signature seasonal confection hails from Australia, and features a rich, pillowy meringue base, with a crisp shell and a soft interior topped with cream and fruit. It was invented to honor the visit […]

Dinner, Featured, Holiday Meal

A Polish-American Easter

At the turn of the last century, the North Fork of Long Island experienced a large influx of Polish immigrants, driven by religious persecution and a strong desire to better themselves in a country of boundless opportunity. They stayed and prospered, working the local farms, and later purchasing their own land. Their influence is still […]

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Dinner, Featured, Savory

Sharing Street Food With Friends

Gather around a tasty and fun platter of food with your closest friends. Leave any shred of table etiquette behind when you share these spicy chicken meatballs, served Southeast Asian ‘street-food-style’ in lettuce wraps that are eaten with your hands. Assembling these flavor bombs loaded with veggies, sauces and delicious chicken is a messy, delicious, […]

Featured, Summer

Tapas At The Beach

If you are searching for the perfect summer dish that is quick to prepare with minimal ingredients, then look no further than the national dish of Spain. This tapas bar favorite is pure simplicity and ideal for a quick and filling lunch or dinner and robust enough to qualify as a picnic staple. A slice […]

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Autumn, Featured, Vegetarian

Chickpeas to the Rescue

Lately I have been making vegetarian dishes a main part of my diet. With overconsumption of meat being a major driver of climate change, going meatless for at least some of your meals is an important choice we can make for a sustainable future.   Living here on the North Fork, we are blessed with […]

Lamb Tava
Featured, Spring

A Feast of Spring Rebirth

Spring is finally here after a very tough winter, and I am ready for the food on my plate to reflect this joyful season of rebirth.  Spinach is the first of the local greens to appear and is at its tender and vibrant best. Lamb, the most flavorful of meats, is associated with spring in […]