Fruity Cobb Salad with Ina’s Orange Vinaigrette

During a recent Sunday brunch hosting, I opted to commandeer the orangy vinaigrette of Ina’s Orange & Roquefort Salad, but made it a bit my own. It was fruity and springy and my guests loved the vinaigrette. Shall we call her a “fruity cobb?” I don’t think she’ll mind. That’s the salad, not Ina. Fruity…

Thanksgiving Salad- An Ina Specialty

Recipe from Ina’s “Cooking for Jeffrey,” a favorite cookbook. Ina claims this may be her favorite salad ever. While, I won’t disagree, it’s a bit different than the standard salad and was a nice change, something about it just screamed “Flag this for Thanksgiving!” so let’s go ahead and do just that. Ina’s Maple-Roasted Carrot…

Arugula, with Pecorino, Pinenuts, and Pears

For a recent Italian brunch I hosted, I opted for a different salad and very glad I did as it was quite delicious. The recipe from Saveur is conveniently the name of this dish. A new go-to for certain that also looks nice spread across a platter rather than mixed in a bowl Arugula with…

La Croix Verte- Nyon

Ah, the Croix Verte, the cross of the pharmacy… and what was a less than mediocre Italian restaurant in Nyon. One Sunday evening I found myself alone and without groceries. Since buying food is not an option on this day and most restos are closed, I took one of few options available and revisited the…

Rainbow Salad

Happy Pride All! Need a rainbow inspiration for the last weekend of prideful June? Here’s a delicious idea that’s really not much of a recipe, but made for a week of excellent meals as well as a nice Sunday lunch. Rainbow Salad Butter or romaine lettuce base, lightly tossed in Ina’s Greek dressing Diced tomatoes…

The Best Greek Salad- Ina’s of Course

This Greek Salad is one of my go to recipes- originating from Ina, of course. I’ve made it twice for meals I’ve hosted in the last two weeks, have been making it for years, and yet, I have never shared my version of it here for reference. Really, this is a crime. It is always…

Pizza Leggera

After a 14.5 mile hike and barely eating, do you even care what your dinner is? Absolutely, you do not. These are the times that you are basically obligated to dine at the restaurant in your building- for me, this was Pizza Leggera. I’d tried this joint once before and accidentally ordered a super weird…

Gaby Made a Thai Beef Salad

How gorgeous is this salad from What’s Gaby Cooking? Yet ANOTHER win from this woman. Beautiful and cheese free which is what we are trying to be – at least this week. Her recipe is real heavy on the sesame oil, so I’m sharing my take here. Also, the original recipe calls for a crunchy,…

Hawksmoor Edinburgh

Gearing up to head back across the pond tomorrow, so I wanted to share an Edinburgh and London mainstay that is a staple in my travel diet, The Hawksmoor. I was staying above this favorite of mine last week and was so happy to not bundle up in a coat and head out into the…

Brassica

This is a public service announcement for anyone visiting Columbus, Ohio. Brassica. Go to there. The photo tells a better story, but imagine this local Mediterranean-like Chipotle with the best falafel you’ve ever had. Add a million unique and delicious veggies, a special sauce, maybe a side of pita and for $10 you have a…

Ina’s Tri-Colore Salad

I’m grossly uncool when it comes to Valentine’s Day…I LOVE IT. It’s just a nice excuse to plan an elaborate meal for no real reason and make others, or even just yourself happy. A few girlfriends tried to talk me into a weekend away, but I stuck to my tradition and whipped up a nice…