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

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

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...]