Pasta with vegan pesto and roasted tomatoes

I feel like a broken record here but work has been crazy, I haven’t had time to post, it’s been a month since I shared a new recipe and somehow it’s almost the end of July… …Wait. What!!?? It’s complete madness! I can’t remember a summer that’s gone faster. It might have something to do…

Peach melba popsicles

We Northerners are very fickle. Last week, when highs were in the 60’s, all we did was complain about how cold it was for June. Or was that just me? Now, I’d like to apologize on our behalf and say: We take it all back!!!!! We’d gladly exchange this 95 degree heatwave for the balmy high…

Perfect barbecue spread

Confession: 2 weeks ago I put together an amazing barbecue feast and it’s taken me until now to share it. It’s practically inexcusable because it really was the perfect summer spread. And I wanted to share all the recipes in time for all of you to enjoy over your Labor Day weekends – which I’m sure were…

Garlicky zoodles with burst tomatoes

In case my Instagram is no indicator, I’m obsessed with summer tomatoes and determined to enjoy every last one. But actually this recipe was a happy accident that came about as a result of leftover produce from making Rachael Ray’s chicken with zucchini, corn and cherry tomato sauce, which I’ll share once I’ve had a…

Strawberry cake

Monday was my dad’s birthday so I went out to Jersey on Sunday for a celebratory dinner. We had grilled flank steak, potato salad and the most fantastic tomato salad – just farm-stand tomatoes with basil, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. It was one of those perfect, easy summer meals. For dessert we had the only…

Scalloped tomatoes

On Friday morning I realized something quite shocking. I’ve worked near the Union Square Greenmarket for almost 8 months and I’ve never bought a single piece of produce. Seriously. Not even one*! Worse than that, it’s officially August meaning summer is 2/3 over in full swing and I’ve been letting the best of tomatoes, peaches, corn, berries,…

Fried goat cheese & strawberry salad

(Disclaimer: Apologies for lack of beautiful photos in this post. I was so excited about eating it I got carried away. Sorry not sorry) I recently made a life-changing discovery: I can eat goat cheese. It’s wonderful, and true! Goat cheese has low levels of lactose meaning I can actually consume it in small-ish quantities….

Banana nutella popsicles

I’m a big fan of accidental traditions. Here’s a recent example: my boyfriend and I were about to celebrate 3 years of dating when I remembered that last year I got caviar for the occasion so I thought, “Hey! That was fun, why not do it again?” Hence, tradition. Here’s a less aggressive one: last…