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Summer Berry and Ricotta Bruschetta Serves 6 Crisp bread, tart berries, sweet tomatoes and rich ricotta cheese combine into balanced, bright, refreshing perfection. Can’t find gooseberries and currants at your local farm market? Try another blend of tart berries like blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. If your berries are super-sweet just […]

gooseberries, currants, cherry tomatoes and ricotta cheese top crisp bread for a summery bruschetta

All grown up.   Recently updated !

What’s your comfort food? It’s been an intense, brain-draining week and I’ve got a busy, cooking-demo-packed weekend ahead. You know what sounds pretty good right about now? A big plate of pasta smothered in meat sauce and grated Parmesan cheese, fresh from a green can. Not homemade, no I want the […]


Plato tradicional.

Peach and sausage quesadillas from Jonathan Bardzik on Vimeo. I love quesadillas, that authentic Mexican treat that I first enjoyed overlooking Boothbay Harbor in Maine. It was the day before my 21st birthday and Sandy Larsen née Bugbee took me out to dinner. I believe that evening’s special involved crab […]


This is how you learn.

“They have farm camp?!” I asked my friend Pamela Hess. “That is the coolest thing ever!” To my complete delight, she invited me to do a cooking class with the campers at Arcadia, a cool, non-profit farm – where Pamela is the Executive Director – dedicated to reconnecting us with […]