Mulled Apple Cider – Simple or Spiked

Mulled Hot Apple Cider is literally fall in your mouth. It’s warming on a cold day, and it has the flavor of the holidays in every sip. Lots of fancy kitchen stores sell expensive mulling spices, but honestly, they go bad after a 6 months, and you probably won’t finish all of them before apple cider is out of season and … [Read more...]

Cranberry Sauce

As Thanksgiving approaches, I simply can’t wait for the cranberry sauce. It’s perhaps my favorite holiday side dish; and it may be one of the few foods that Americans truly consume seasonally, when cranberries are at their peak (provided it’s fresh cranberry sauce of course). No one’s putting cranberry sauce on their plate … [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...]

Plum Sorbet

I bought a quart of plums at the McCarren Park Greenmarket other day - with only two people (and a dachshund) to eat them. I know - that’s a lot of plums but they were so shiny and beautiful and in season, I couldn’t resist! Long story short, they sat on my counter for a few days. I figured that before they started … [Read more...]