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½ cup pine nuts (toasted) plus a bit more for garnish

¾ cupextra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

2 cups basil leaves 

1 cup Parmesan cheese (finely grated, 3 ounces/85 grams)

½ teaspoonkosher salt (more to taste)

Place everything but the oil in blender and e...




  • ¾ - 1lb salmon filet - skin on

  • glaze (see below)

  • sushi (see below)


The glaze  


You can actually use these ingredients in any proportion you like

  • 1 ½ tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 ½ tbsp low sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 heaping tsp gr...





  •  dry red wine (enough to cover pears)

  • 1 star anise 

  • 1 juniper berry 

  • 1/3 cup creme de cassis 

  • Julienned zest from 1 bright-skinned orange (about 1 tablespoon) 

  • 2 whole cloves 

  • 1/4 cup agave or sugar

  • 2 firm but ripe Bart...

This is a simple, very quick, elegant dish with a subtle sensual flavor.



•extra jumbo prawns


•ev olive oil





•lemon zest




Butterfly shrimp in shells leaving tail in tact. Clean.


Boil salted water in saucepan.  Add 2 tbsp  o...


If you make a tomato sauce, you go to the market and get what you need.  Certain items are essential for your sauce. Tomatoes, onions, garlic, carrot, thyme, olive oil, let's say.

As you’re cooking it, you discover that you need to add some salt to bring out the...


This recipe was inspired by one from Bon Appetit.  To give it my personal touch, I added lemongrass to the broth which gives it a brightness.  It's simple, quick, light and fragrant. Add 'J String" stilettos from Louboutin and create a scrumptious evening.







"Eat butter first, and eat it last, and live till a hundred years be past."

–Old Dutch proverb


Whether sweet, salted, spread, slathered, melted, browned, clarified, whipped or whatever other form it comes in…bring on the butter!


After many years of being maligned, but...


Pot pie is one of the all time great comfort foods and a great dish to make with leftover turkey and gravy.  My Turkey Pot Pie is a little elevated as it uses chanterelle mushrooms and delicious, buttery, flaky puff pastry. Not to mention easy, as I just put the puff pas...


I used to think that phrase referred only to the state of one's health.  Not so.


One of the best classes I ever took was an illustration class. For one of the assignments the professor had each of us write down everything we ate for a week. We brought in the lists and he...


Why do so many women have kitchen sex fantasies?  Why does having sex on a hard and possibly cold kitchen counter seem so seductive? 


There are some obvious reasons.


Eating is as sensual experience as sex. When we indulge in food we use all our senses thus making th...

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