Blueberry Gin Sparkler

This refreshing cocktail is amazing when fresh blueberries are abundant at the farmers' market. If blueberries are not in season, you could always use frozen berries. Remember that berries contain high levels of pesticides when they are not organic, so try to buy them in-season from your local farmer or organic from the … [Read more...]

Classic Mojito

I was lucky enough to travel to Cuba where I had the best mojitos imaginable.  Everywhere we went they were consistently delicious. What made them different than what I had experienced in the States was their simplicity...and probably the Cuban-produced Havana Club Rum.  American bartenders ruin the mojito's reputation by … [Read more...]

Pico De Gallo

Tomatoes are nearing the end of their season and what better way to send them out with a bang than with a delicious homemade pico de gallo? This recipe is fresh and crisp, and goes well on everything from tacos to eggs.  *For a lovely bruschetta, swap the cilantro and the lime juice with parsley and balsamic vinegar and … [Read more...]

Mackerel Ceviche

Ceviche is something I always order when I’m out but I have never bothered to make it because it seemed so fancy I figured it was difficult.  Well guess what?  It’s not.  One trip to Yerba Buena made me realize that ceviche is one of the most elegant & easy dishes you can possibly make.  Check out the video below and … [Read more...]

Habanero Pepper Sauce

I have a pretty awesome garden on my patio thanks to Raphael and the pounds upon pounds of soil he carried up our four flights of stairs last spring. Amongst our tomatoes, eggplant, peas, cucumbers, herbs, and lettuce grows, a habanero pepper plant so active and plentiful I don’t know what to do with all fruits of it’s … [Read more...]