Asparagus


It sounded so good on paper.

Temptation relies heavily on its co-conspirator, convenience, particularly when it comes to those high-calorie foods we realize are best kept in the every-once-in-a-while-as-a-treat category. With that thought in mind, I came up with the perfect solution: I can eat just about anything, anytime I want, but I’ve got to make it […]


Smoked Salmon Asparagus Chive Soufflé

Smoked Salmon Asparagus Chive Soufflé Serves 4-6 Crisp spring asparagus, bright chives and creamy smoked salmon are the perfect, delicate flavor combination for an airy soufflé – just right for brunch. Serve with baby arugula dressed in a Champagne vinaigrette for an easy, weeknight, spring dinner. The soufflé will fall in just […]


Those Sunday morning hours of perfection.

Close your eyes and take a deep breath. As the air fills your lungs imagine it tasting of mountain balsams or a fresh, cool breeze off the ocean. Feel warm, not-yet-hot sun shining on your face, your eyes protected by impossibly fashionable sunglasses. As you exhale feel every care leaving your […]


This is so difficult you may not even want to try.

The gift of a spaetzle-maker, originally intended for the giver’s daughter – “Honestly, you’re more likely to use it.” – has plagued me for years. It sat in the cupboard leering, challenging me to finally take it from it’s simple, clear plastic wrapping and make a batch of the quickly […]