Is there anything more inspiring than a farmer’s market at the height of the summer, piled high with funky heirloom tomatoes, eggplants from fairytale to freakishly large, crinkly peppers, bi…
Curran turns one next week and it brings with it a New Year’s sort of feeling - reflecting back on all that’s happened and what has changed; how I have changed. This time last year, I was waiting for this big thing to happen to me - to have a baby - which sounds so common place from the outside, lot
Last year was really the first time I dove into the world of rhubarb, and I was immediately hooked. This funny looking + very sour vegetable kept my mind whirling with ideas. I just can't get over its natural vibrant hue. I actually found a patch of rhubarb growing alon
I wanted to title this post "Tara O'Brady's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies" or "Tara's I need a chocolate chip cookie right now cookies" but both seemed a little wordy for a post title. l know that people are very specific/loyal/devoted to their favorit
This recipe has been adapted from Pasta: Recipes from the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome, Rome Sustainable Food Project -- it's a mouthful, but this book has had me captivated since receiving it. The Rome Sustainable Food Project was founded by Alice Waters, and Christopher Boswell, the chef of the RSFP and author of the book, is a Chez Panisse alum. This book, which could almost fit in your pocket, is filled with thoughtfully written recipes and great tips on sauce making and…
The pitas you make at home are worlds apart from the stuff you buy in stores, and watching them puff to glorious heights in your oven or on your stovetop is culinary magic.
Saint Patrick’s Day would not be complete at my house without a little Irish whiskey. And by a little, I mean a lot. In preparation for this year’s holiday, I decided to combine three of my favorite guilty pleasures: ice cream, coffee, and alcohol. That’s right, a boozy affogato! Whether you prefer Jameson or Bushmills (why not […]
I finally hopped on the baked donut train, bought a couple donut pans, and made my first batch the other day. I really love donuts. This is coming from someone who had a tower of Dunkin’ Donuts as her birthday cake when she was 5, so when I say I love donuts– I love donuts. This recipe is one of […]
The best things in life take time and patience. Case in point: bolognese. There’s no short cut to this hearty and thick tomato meat sauce, but the results are so worth it. I love a smooth consistency for my bolognese and the best way to achieve this is by pureeing the mirepoix in a food […]
Holiday dinner hosting can get stressful which is why I usually cheat and put together a cheese or charcuterie platter. This time I’m adding a favorite that I’ve probably made a dozen times: eggplant pâté. I got this recipe years and years ago from Dr. Weil’s website, which has tons of great healthy recipes. I’m not going to say it […]
A simple tasty recipe for Avocado Smoothie with Kiwi and lime, sweetened with honey ( or agave). Deliciously addicting and easy to make!
Certain unromantic things come with adulthood: putting away one's laundry, paying one's taxes, drinking one's spinach. Certain amazingly romantic things come
We're keeping things simple today. I have been testing for the book and had a few quick-turnaround freelance jobs. There has been so much food I'm passing out tupperwares to anyone who stops by. There were a few food-heavy weeks, followed by drought. I was burnt out and uninterested in cooking unles
Avocado Superfood Smoothie make 2 recipe slightly adapted from Absolutely Avocados 1 Hass avocado 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries 3 strawberries (stems removed) 17 mint leaves 1 1/2 cups organic orange juice 1/4 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons agave nectar 1/2 cup frozen raspberries Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the …
This is not a cheeseburger. This is not bacon. These are not peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes. These are not doughnuts nor french fries. Oooh how I wish
If you're lucky enough to romance someone with breakfast in bed.... do not bring kale. Bring bacon. Bacon is better in bed. Kale is stupid in bed. Kale is