• Housemade

    almond linzers

    I know I’m not alone when I say that there are at least half a dozen partially-used jars of jam/jelly/preserves in my fridge at any given time. Somehow, although I love jam, there are always a few tucked out-of-view, so…

  • Housemade

    walnut sauce, my newest obsession

    In May, at Pinocchio in Nerja, Spain, I enjoyed a delicious dish of artichoke ravioli with a creamy walnut sauce. Even now, I’m thinking about that meal! The other day, I cooked up some tortellini, tossed it with parmesan cheese,…

  • Housemade

    blueberry tartlets

    Some friends of mine threw a party two nights ago, and I was in charge of putting together the desserts. I used to sell these little blueberry tartlets at a farmers’ market, but I hadn’t made them recently, so I…

  • Cooking on a Budget,  Housemade

    tilapia with couscous

    My dad brought home some tilapia and some scrod cod the other day, and I whipped up this couscous dish– Mediterranian flavors of pinenuts, sundried tomatoes, Spanish smoked paprika and Catalán garlicky marinated green olives… all combined with sautéed green…

  • Housemade

    sesame peanut chicken over rice

    I cooked up some brown rice (with chicken stock instead of water), topped it with stir-fried carrots and celery (made with peanut oil and a little sesame oil), topped that with some chicken strips (marinated in sesame and peanut oils,…