Blueberry & Coriander Gravlax with Quick Pickles

Gravlax with a Twist

Gravlax is something I only think to make a couple of times a year, and then kick myself for not having it at least monthly. It's incredibly simple to make — the only difficulty is leaving enough refrigerator space for a few days' curing time — it keeps well and for much longer than you're … Continue reading

Tuna Tartare

After a few weeks of indulging in near-daily holiday sweets and rich goodies (an occupational hazard, if nothing else), I start to crave simple, clean foods with salty profiles. It's when tuna tartare and the like step right into the spotlight, and they don't leave until well after the new … Continue reading

A Crêpesplosion in My Kitchen

When Gil and I visited Quebec City last July, I toured the city on foot during the day while he was working. My very first stop was the year-round farmers' market down along the water. It was July, so produce was abundant and I ate my fill of flavorful wild blueberries and local cheeses, but once I … Continue reading

From the Market — Week 3

I haven't come close to using everything I picked up at the market this weekend, but here's a good sampling of what we've had. Strawberries. Oh, yes. Divine, luscious, sweet, knock-your-socks-off strawberries, the memory of which will drive me away from the display at the grocery store that … Continue reading

Amy’s first risotto

So... yeah. It's been a while. How've you been? You're looking great -- have you lost weight? My apologies for abandoning this site, but things got seriously out of hand at work those last few weeks leading up to Christmas, and I couldn't find time to do any cooking at all, and what's a food blog … Continue reading