• Food
  • Chile Chive Oil

    chili chive oil

    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 […]

  • Living
  • Rainy Day Travels

    caramel popcorn sundae

    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, […]

  • Baking
  • Raspberry Goat Cheese Tart

    raspberry goat cheese tart

    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, […]