Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ooey Gooey Sticky Caramel


  1. Or just one giant pocket of caramel in a chocolate crinkle cookie via Cooking Classy
  2. Sea salt caramel macarons (my all-time favorite flavor!) via The Little Epicurean
  3. Snickerdoodles with pockets of caramel via Two Peas & Their Pod
  4. Oatmeal carmelitas reminiscent of high school at the Booster Hut via Brown Eyed Baker

Monday, October 14, 2013

In honor of National Dessert Day...

27 Amazingly Easy One-Bowl Desserts via Buzz Feed

Tastes Like Autumn


  1. Start the day off right with pumpkin french toast with coffee-dusted pecans via A Cozy Kitchen
  2. Nutella for every season of the year with pumpkin Nutella snack cakes via Two Peas & Their Pod
  3. A nice warm bowl of chunky, hearty, veggie-loaded chili via Oh My Veggies
  4. Sweet & cinnamony apple pie pull-apart bread with vanilla glaze via The Comfort of Cooking
  5. Wake up to a stack of pumpkin pecan pancakes via Skinny Taste
  6. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (because pumpkin pumpkin + chocolate = match made in heaven) via Two Peas & Their Pod
  7. Pumpkin bread pudding (because you can never get too much of pumpkin) via Smitten Kitchen
  8. Rustic apple tart to top with some cinnamon infused whipped cream via Smitten Kitchen
  9. A list of more fall desserts (from caramel pecan bars to honey baked figs) via Delish
  10. Autumn pizza with roasted sweet potatoes, mozzarella and kale via Mind Body Green
  11. And for those who prefer their pasta over pizza, an autumn lasagna with butternut squash, spinach and sage via At The Farmer's Market

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Most Wanted Kitchen Tools


  1. Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer: To make cakes, cookies, and anything else to satisfy my sweet tooth
  2. Spiralizer: To make zoodles
  3. Citrus Press: To make salad dressing
  4. Salad Spinner: To wash my staple lunch
  5. Garlic Crusher: Because garlic makes everything taste better

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Didn't Momma Tell You To Eat Your Greens?


  1. Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison: A must read for all things green and good for you
  2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar via White on Rice Couple: Challenging America to take on its most hated vegetable
  3. Tomato + Burrata Salad via Sprouted Kitchen: A twist on the Italianesque cheese-tomato match made in heaven 
  4. Warm Balsamic Kale Salad via Pinch of Yum: The superstar of the superfoods
  5. Spicy Sriracha Roasted Broccoli via I Breathe I'm Hungry: My go-to Sweetgreen topping
  6. Roasted Cauliflower with Couscous and Candied Walnuts via Food Fashion Party: Earthy, crunchy, and oh-so-fragrant

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Ledbury - London

Amuse bouche - cheese tart with horseradish and carrot

Amuse bouche - chilled soup with crab and caviar

Heritage tomatoes and goat cheese roll with caviar

Green bean salad with peaches, almonds and shaved foie gras

Flame grilled mackarel with pickled vegetables, celtic mustard and shiso

Fillet of sea bass with broccoli stem, crab and black quinoa

Celeriac with truffles and toasted hazelnuts

Slow roasted pork with potatoes and bone marrow

Cheese board

Pre dessert - Olive oil pannacotta with watermelon granita

Brown sugar tart with poached grapes and ginger ice cream

Petit fours

The Ledbury
127 Ledbury Road
London W11 2AQ
020 7792 9090

Monday, July 15, 2013

Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons - Oxford

Amuse bouche

Olives + almonds

Only a fraction of the beauty that was the garden we walked through while waiting to be seated

Terrine of baby beetroot, horseradish sorbet

Confit of salmon, elderflower, garden radish, yuzu cream
Ricotta agnolotti, artichoke, tomato vierge

Devonshire crab, garden courgette flower, lemongrass

Roasted loin of rose veal, watercress puree, madeira jus

Mothais sur feuille goat's cheese and goat's curd, honey, sorrel, hazelnuts, kalamata olive

Raspberry soup with fresh mint and basil
Apricot almondine, caramel croustillant

"Bounty" Textures of coconut and Ghana chocolate Grand Cru

Petit fours


Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons
Church Road, Great Milton,
Oxford OX44 7PD
01844 278 881

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jamie's Italian - Leeds

Italian bread selection to start - rosemary focaccia, sourdough, crispy music bread, ciabatta and tortano

Meat plank - fennel salami, pistachio mortadella, posciutto, schicciata piccante, cheese, pickles and carrot+beet salad

Crispy tomato + mozarella arancini 

Crap spaghettini with capers, chili, fennel, anchovies and lemon

Pork + beef meatballs with spaghetti

Jamie's Italian burger with posh fries

Baked salmon with whipped lemony ricotta, balsamic roasted vegetables and salad

Epic brownie with amaretto ice cream and caramel popcorn

Jamie's Italian
Various locations
35 Park Row,
Leeds, LS1 5JL
01133 225 400

Monday, July 8, 2013

Dock Kitchen - London

Interiors by Tom Dixon
28 day aged galloway fore rib
Borlotti beans and tomato salad
Quinoa, courgette and crab salad with chili ginger dressing

Dock Kitchen
Portabello Docks
342-344 Ladbroke Grove
Kensal Road W10 5BU
0208 962 1610