Coconut Milk Hot Cocoa

We’ve been back in New York now for about a month but I still long for the sunshine of Miami since it’s dreary all day and dark by 4:30 PM here in Brooklyn.  I’ve tried drinking Hemingway Daiquiris to warm my soul and drown my sorrows, but without the sunshine and ocean breezes, they seem inappropriately fruity.  So I … [Read more...]

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Ice cream is by-far my favorite dessert, and it’s actually really easy to make at home provided you have an Ice Cream Machine. The beauty in making your own ice cream is that you control everything about it. Buy the freshest cream from the farmers market, the best milk from grass-fed cows, organic and fair trade vanilla … [Read more...]

Maple Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

It’s that time of year:  buds on the trees, longer days of sunshine, and maple syrup at the greenmarket!  There are several grades of syrup, determined by the time of season the tree was tapped. And while the varying varieties of grade A may be most popular as a table syrup, I prefer the intense maple flavors found in the … [Read more...]

Southern “Pepsi” Cake

I’ve never been big into baking:  it’s such a science; and to put it plainly, science has never been my forte.  I like to be whimsical and experimental in the kitchen.  A splash of this here, a little extra salt there, swap out thyme for rosemary et voila, you’ve created your own recipe.  Change too many ingredients in … [Read more...]