July 19, 2014

Sweetness of Summer

I love summer fruit!  Especially stone fruit…the peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, cherries… Something I especially miss from Southern CA is the fruit, and you really cannot beat a California Peach ( sorry Georgia!). Lucky for us, the peaches I have found in the markets this... READ MORE

March 26, 2014

Last Blast of Winter!

So, March decided to come in like a lion…and go out out like one too!  It is a blustery day here in the North East, a cold, blustery day and, though the calender swears it is, it really does not feel anything like Spring!  Though my... READ MORE

February 18, 2014

March Promotion Menu!

JAM is teaming up with The Hospitable Hostess to offer a Dinner Party deal for 6 during the month of March!  The deal includes a catered dinner with appetizers, choice of dinner menu and dessert, all professionally served by Jen and her crew at The... READ MORE

February 12, 2014

A Wintery Mix

By February, winter has really set in here in the North East!  This winter, in particular, has been especially cold and the recent nor’easters have meant many snow days cooped up inside.  The most common phrase I have heard lately is “I can’t wait for... READ MORE

November 8, 2013

The color of Fall

I love Fall!  The leaves changing color, the sun through the trees casting a golden glow, the crisp, invigorating air and the warm smells of slow cooking remind me of all that is wonderful about New England.  It is this that I missed living in... READ MORE

August 27, 2013

Summertime means Tomatoes!

My garden is currently teeming with tomatoes, not to mention the gigantic zucchini and booming kale, but the tomatoes are the most plentiful, and really delicious to boot!  With the rain in July and then some drier weather in August, the fruit id sweet and... READ MORE

June 27, 2013

In the Garden

A little over two months ago I began a quest for a greener, more sustainable kitchen and I have been successful in keeping canned goods out of my cooking, I squeeze my OJ fresh and my garden is thriving. I have not been quite able... READ MORE

June 14, 2013

“How luscious lies the pea within the pod.” – Emily Dickenson

Ok forget that crazy idiom about dense fog and that really unattractive gray green color of Split Pea Soup. These peas are different. English Garden Peas are here. Another short-lived summer delight, English Garden Peas conjure up sweetness and the simplicity of an old time... READ MORE

June 14, 2013

Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top

The anticipation of their summer arrival and the short lived season of this fruit makes them extra special. According to the California Cherry Advisory Board May 16-June 20th are the “Sweetest Six Weeks of Summer”. It goes really fast so let’s take advantage of them.... READ MORE

June 14, 2013

The Mighty Carrot

In season during Summer and Fall, the Carrot can be found year round as a staple in markets and on dinner tables across the country and around the world. This usually orange colored root vegetable will occasionally masquerade in disguises of purple, red, yellow and... READ MORE

Find out what’s cooking in the my kitchen, and what notable goodies I’m finding at the local farmer’s market. I will be posting wonderful recipes throughout the year so be sure to check back often!