Artichoke, Lemon and Hazelnut Tagliatelle

artichoke, lemon and hazelnut pasta

I bet you thought I'd gone missing.  There have been moments, this past summer of chaos, I often entertained the thought of going missing.  Or hiding under a rock somewhere. Maybe hiding at my sister's house, poolside, sipping a pretty pink … [Read more...]

Savory Blueberry Ginger Salsa

fresh blueberry ginger salsa with shallots and mint

It's funny how sometimes life rolls in a direction never anticipated.  Catching us by surprise, with both trepidation and promise. It's been an eventful year for my family.  My first-born conquering a long and tedious health challenge, my youngest … [Read more...]

Present In The Moment

I’m basking in the quiet this morning.  A rare moment.  The day will get busier and by the end, I’ll wonder where time went. With a full daily schedule, I constantly remind myself “be present in the moment”.  Sage advice from my lovely yoga … [Read more...]

Pancetta and Radicchio Wrapped Grilled Scallops

Grilled Scallops Wrapped in Radicchio and Pancetta

I am my own worst enemy when it comes to my craft.  The brilliant recipe idea that turns into utter disaster and causes my heart to plummet off the side of a cliff.  Or, one of my favorite scallop recipes, so delicious and so wonderfully summer, is … [Read more...]

Asian Style Rhubarb and Ginger Sauce with Mandarin Oranges… Perfect for Scallops, Shrimp or Pork

Asian Rhubarb and Ginger Sauce with Mandarin Oranges

Vivaldi is playing softly in the background and songbirds are humming a tune outside my window. A tranquil moment in time. A moment I relish with deep pleasure. And then the front door slams. Tank, the mean and ferocious terrier, … [Read more...]

Pan Seared Scallops over Fresh Fennel and Mandarin Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


When I titled this recipe, I could swear I heard my sister say "this sounds way too complicated!"  Ok, well, it is a long title but truly, it's fresh, simple and delicious. (My mantra these days!) Ranger Craig and I love scallops, especially pan … [Read more...]

Pan Seared Scallops in a New Orleans Style Bordelaise Sauce Over Capellini


Just when you thought I couldn't find another way to prepare scallops, here's one more!  I guess we can blame my scallop obsession on Fishmonger Jim at Gemini Fish Market.  He always brings in the most gorgeous dry packed sea scallops.  And of … [Read more...]

Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Fresh Spring Greens, Mandarin Oranges and a Citrus Vinaigrette


Sea scallops seem to be one of the "scariest" shellfish to prepare.  I cannot tell you how many times I've ruined perfectly good scallops.  The key is to be patient.  Scallops really are simple to prepare and can make a fast, delicious dinner if you … [Read more...]