Recipe: Healthy Egg Muffins

I had some left over ground turkey meat the other day and had just ordered new muffin tins. I decided to make egg muffins with the leftover ground turkey meat and added some sautéed vegetables. This recipe is great to make on the weekend so you can have these to grab as a healthy snack during the week. Ingredients: 12 eggs 2 bell peppers 2 handfuls of mushrooms 1 onion Ground turkey meat (about 2 oz – spending on howRead more

Apple Spice Cake with Brown Buttercream Icing

Fall is my favorite time to bake apple dessert recipes. I found an Apple Spice Cake with Brown Buttercream Icing recipe from Displaced Housewife. It is a lovely recipe that is perfect for this time of year. Ingredients: For the Apples 2 cups apples, unpeeled and small dice 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg For the Cake 3 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 cupRead more

Recipe: Apple Pie

Fall is here and it is time to bake my favorite apple pie recipe! I learned to bake an apple pie from my college roommate. The recipe I always use is a hybrid of what she taught me and Martha Stewart’s Old-Fashioned Apple Pie recipe. Ingredients: 12 Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced  2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cornstarch Pate Brisee (Pie Dough) – you can use Martha Stewart’s recipe or feel free to use a readyRead more

Urban Herb Gardens

A recent visit to NYC’s Peninsula hotel inspired me to write about my love of gardens, specifically, organic herb gardens. Growing your own herbs is a wonderful way to add hygge to your life. Culinary herbs can add much flavor to your cooking and also enhance the aesthetics of your dishes. Mild herbs can add a light flavor to your food and strong pungent herbs can add a nice punch to your taste buds. As Fall and Winter approach, itRead more

Recipe: Joël Robuchon Mashed Potatoes (Purée de Pommes de Terre Façon Joël Robuchon)

While all of Joël Robuchon’s dishes are eye candy, it his least assuming dish that is what earned him his first Michelin star and to this day is one of his most beloved dishes. His mashed potatoes (purée de pommes de terre) are simply divine. I found a recipe (http://www.slate.fr/story/67609/robuchon-puree-recette-secrets-de-cuisine) from French Slate magazine that closely resembles his famous dish and tried it out myself. The dish requires a food mill – I purchased one from Williams Sonoma and found itRead more

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is an incredible dining experience. Robuchon stimulates the five senses of sight, taste, sound, touch, and smell and takes you on a sensory journey. Each course tells a story that you will remember far after you enjoy consuming it. L’Atelier truly produces art for consumption, which unfortunately means, the art is gone after you have eaten it. Under disguise in a brown wig and changed name, I took photos of each course of the tasting menuRead more

The Row on The Row

While in London, I took a shopping break and went to Savile Row, London’s famous bespoke tailoring street and home to many talented tailors. It is also the inspiration behind Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s high end fashion brand’s name, The Row. While visiting, I was wearing a blazer and leather pants by The Row. I wore a sweater by Proenza Schouler under the blazer and accessorized with red snakeskin Jimmy Choo heels and a red Hermes handbag.Read more