Yearly Archives: 2010

Spice-Roasted Beet, Chive + Brillat-Savarin Crostini

  The most important ingredient in this festive holiday appetizer is the ultra luxurious French triple cream brie, Brillat-Savarin.  It’s appropriately named after Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a lawyer and politician by trade, who ironically gained his fame as an epicure and gastronome. Pairing this soft, buttery cheese with jewel-toned beets bathed in allspice provides a unique […]


Urban Pantry Cookbook Giveaway + Boozy Steeped Fruit

With all of the “Best of 2010” cookbook lists circulating lately, your head may be spinning.  I know mine is.  In the spirit of the holiday season, I’m giving away a small cookbook that’s had a big year for very good reasons (see below for giveaway details). Praised by Gwyneth Paltrow’s popular e-newsletter, Goop, Amy Pennington’s Urban […]


Grilled Organic Apple, Onion + Aged Cheddar Flatbread

  If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, would a grilled apple flatbread smothered with bubbling sharp cheddar cheese be a secret formula for longevity?  I tend to think so.  At least from a comfort and happiness perspective.  If that is true, couldn’t there possibly be extra longevity points when indulging in this crispy […]


Slow-Roasted Parsnip, Potato + Apple Soup

Parsnips?  Oh, no.  I wouldn’t go anywhere near this root vegetable as a kid. Even if you told me it is just a sweeter version of its cousin the carrot.  No way.  No how. It wasn’t until I discovered a little thing called roasting that I began to give this ancient vegetable some credibility. And, […]


Honey-Truffle Mustard + Autumn Cider Salmon

Whenever I need time to think, I find myself drawn to the ocean.  Actually, it could be any body of water, but being by the ocean clears my head and provides center without fail. With the exception of a couple lawless years in college, I’ve always lived in very close proximity to either the Atlantic […]

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