Tuesday Tastings :: Arugula & Blood Orange Salad

While going through photos from this Oscar Party photo shoot, I realized I’d never shared the recipe for the incredibly delicious arugula, blood orange & almond salad that we served to guests as a first course. (We collaborated with Word of Mouth on this one, and they created the most perfect dinner party menu full of […]

Manger With Mimi :: Artichoke Porcini Tartlets

Looking out the window today, all I could see was rain, rain and more rain. It’s one of those January days where you’re inspired to be creative, and dazed by the weather, I was suddenly transported to Italy as I reminisced on past holidays. Rome is one of my favourite romantic cities, and I was […]

12 Tastes of Christmas :: Béa’s Mâche Salad

Next up in our 12 Tastes of Christmas series is a gorgeous holiday first-course from Béatrice Peltre, the culinary creative behind La Tartine Gourmande. I’m continually wow’d by Béa’s beautiful photography and the drool-worthy recipes I’m dying to sample, and I’m so thrilled that she popped in with this salad stunner that’s perfect for kicking off […]

In Season :: Kale & White Bean Crostini

‘Tis the season for holiday parties to begin… I don’t know about you but I (Jeanine) am still pretty darn full from Thanksgiving. So today I thought I’d offer up a healthy holiday appetizer idea. Of course, healthy still has to taste really good, so here’s what I did to make these little bites delicious: […]

10 Best Dishes with a Twist

Aside from the crisp weather and family time, I think a big part of what makes Thanksgiving (and all holidays, for that matter) so special is the tradition that that gets passed down each year… especially when it comes to the food. Of course it’s hard to argue with time-tested seasonal ingredients, but I love […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Cranberry Poached Pears

Last week, a huge box showed up at my door bearing…(wait for it) tons and tons of goat cheese. For a chèvre lover like myself, this felt very much like a fantasy, especially since it happened to be from Cypress Grove, the Northern Cali cheesemaker behind my favorite Humboldt Fog selection. Anyway… I knew I […]

In Season :: Roasted Beet, Pear & Walnut Salad

I’m so thrilled to introduce our newest contributor Jeanine Donofrio and her new series In Season. Twice a month, she’ll be stopping by to share a healthy, delicious recipe inspired by one seasonal ingredient picked up from the farmer’s market. I’ve been a huge fan of Jeanine’s blog Love & Lemons for a while: it’s one […]