Cheese


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 […]


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 […]


Sharing the spotlight. 2

Brussels sprouts with bleu cheese mustard butter from Jonathan Bardzik on Vimeo. Not only have Brussels sprouts become the trendiest member of the Brassica family, but they have been pigeonholed for caramelization. No one wants to hear about a Brussels sprout today unless it’s roasted, flash fried, or sautéed in […]


I want a love that doesn’t last.

In my twenties, Stella D’Oro day lilies, became all the rage. Compact, and dense, they offer low clusters of foliage covered with small golden-yellow flowers. Even better, unlike any other daylily on the market at the time, they flowered continuously, almost all summer long. In my thirties I watched the ascendence of […]