Salad Course

Crisp Cucumbers with Fresh Mint and Lime

By on May 16, 2016

Here’s a verdant quickie to brighten up your dinner.

Cukes, striped-peeled, seeded.  Fresh mint (from the new urban garden!). Lime zest and juice.  Let’s get to the knife.

Drizzle of good…

Side dish Summer Meal

Toasted Almond Mint Pesto

By on May 1, 2016

Here’s a little something-something to smear over a bite of your juicy grilled lamb chop…

Almonds, oven or stovetop toasted.  Chopped garlic. Cracked pepper, sea salt and fresh lemon juice.  A big…


Urban Herb Garden

By on April 25, 2016

The Tot and I headed up Harlem way today to the Urban Garden Center. Garden stuff was plentiful and fun to explore.  Even better was the unexpected sweet sounds of…


Hit Me With The Fish Tacos

By on April 16, 2016

Can I get a fish taco and a cold Modelo please.


These tacos should happen to you.  The challenge: executing simple things well.  A good quick beer batter fish fry….

Dinner party Holiday Meal

Lamb Roast Dinner

By on April 3, 2016

Settle on in for a spring Sunday dinner.  Roasted boneless leg of lamb, rainbow baby potatoes and roasted broccoli.  Pinot and cracked pepper pan sauce.  That’s about right.