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Lemon Meringue Ice Cream

Disclaimer: this ice cream is for serious lemon lovers only. Which, I’ll admit, isn’t me. I can do lightly lemon desserts. Sometimes. I like a hint of lemon tartness with my fruit, or a bit of lemon paired with plenty of rich, buttery pastry. But given the choice, I will always choose chocolate over lemon....

On life, death, and fishing.

It’s been a tough few weeks for me. I’ve been in catch-up mode ever since we got back from Europe, slowly making a dent in my backlog of design work, while at the same time trying to sift through and edit and whittle down my thousands of photos from Paris and Barcelona, trying to get my posts...

Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken

I’m not one to dredge up the past, unless of course it involves food. I was never a very adventurous eater as a kid (can you say, supertaster?) and so, from age 5 to 25, anytime we went to Little Ollie’s (one of the few Chinese food restaurants in the little town where I grew...

European Adventure Part I: Bonus Day in London

We’ve been talking about this trip for years. Pretty much as soon as we got home from our (belated) honeymoon in Italy 5 years ago, it’s been “Where should we go next?” It was pretty clear that France and Spain (Paris and Barcelona, to be exact) topped our shortlist, and being that they are somewhat...

Homemade Taco Seasoning

No matter the season, it’s taco season(ing). Seriously though. Is there anything as satisfying year-round as a classic American taco: soft or crunchy, beef or turkey, piled high with the toppings of your choice? It’s the ultimate democratic food: everyone gets exactly what they want. Just in case you thought that all taco seasoning comes...

Fregula Sarda Salad with Tart Cherries and Smoked Trout

Taylor has decided that dried tart cherries are his new favorite thing this side of Disney World. “If you didn’t need these for a recipe,” he told me, “I’d have devoured the entire bag by now.” To which I replied that we can always buy more, and if it makes him happy, by all means,...