Recipe: Vegan Florentine Almond Cookies

Before veganism, or the term anyway, I was macrobiotic for at least 10 years. Maybe it’s a right of passage to renunciate at some point in our evolution and stick to it. I dove in and became a medicinal cook. Using food as medicine, I was able to consider the …

Recipe: South Carolina Cranberry Crush

There is something to be said about the South. Cocktails are king. I’ve got a crush on this one. It came from a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner we had on Pawley’s Island at the home of Peter Roy, longtime friend and culinary adventurer. In the cool of the late afternoon after …

Recipe: Classic Sabayon

My first visit to the Hacienda de San Rafael in Seville, Andalucia, was wrapped in mystery. Upon arriving, I encountered a silky classic sabayon lavished over fresh red raspberries that reminded me of my southern childhood. Everything that followed after that captivated me. That being said, my first meeting with chef …

In Bed With My Sweetie

I had you there for a minute, didn’t I? What’s more fun than drinking tea or coffee, or in my case, Chai, in bed on Sunday mornings? The only thing that could make it sweeter is eating a piece of peach pie with my sweetie. I love the light that …

Farm Dinner with Chef Grant Buchanan

Everyone has a halo around their head. It’s not the Last Supper, but anytime you put a lot of people at a long table, it feels biblical, epic and like no place you’d rather be. Thank you chef Grant Buchanan, a transplanted southerner, for a splendid (farm dinner) meal with a Parisian-Longmontian touch.