When I was growing up, cream cheese had one companion – chives. Many, many chives. Bright green and full of flavor, they were delicious confetti. But sometimes I want to add their light, onion flavor to a dish without contributing extra texture or spots of color. Consider corn chowder or lobster bisque. A drizzle of […]
With a sweeter flavor than other varieties, red cheddar always strikes me as the ideal cheese for breakfast. A perfect complement to fruit, it calls to mind my father’s predilection for topping apple pie with a slice of cheddar. Why opt for sweet or savory when you can have both?
One of my favorite cocktails combines champagne with pink peppercorn and a few delicious herbal ingredients. The bright, fresh qualities are ideal for counteracting the sluggish days of August. With these flavors in mind, I created a marinated feta that is perfect for snacking, topping salads, or accompanying a charcuterie board as a light summer […]
On a particularly stormy weekend involving bouts of torrential, blinding rain, we found ourselves in the Lehigh Valley. With memories of the area centering on a trip to the Crayola Factory we made years ago, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. At the time, downtown Easton had many stores that had been boarded up, […]
At a bakery I rarely can resist the raspberry filling and nutty crust of a linzer torte or the cookies inspired by this classic Austrian dessert. I use the term “dessert” loosely, of course, since linzer tortes are perfect for breakfast. Consider them an elevated jam on toast. With my predilection for dessert as breakfast, […]