Smoked Salmon Rillettes

As I mentioned earlier, Aida Mollenkamp's Salmon, Crème Fraîche, and Fennel Rillettes was on my list for Oscar snacks. Well I made it, we ate most, shared some with neighbors, and, hands down, it's a new favorite. I really liked the surprise aromatics of the tarragon and fennel mixed with the salmon. We served it…

Happy Friday

... even if I'm not walking the red carpet this weekend. If you're staying home like me, you should at least be thinking of something fabulous to eat or drink while watching the Oscars. At our place, I'm serving Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche, and Fennel Rillettes (thanks for the tip Mariangela!) in addition to our usual…

Porchetta & Friends

Getting back to the porchetta dinner, here it is (or was) in all its glory. Honestly, I can still smell it. The porchetta was from our friend's butchery course; the meat was stuffed with garlic, fennel, rosemary, and other herbs and marinated for a few weeks in their home. The porchetta was epic. The pork…

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee & Teacups

What better time to release the 100 Teacups project by, British artist, Joël Penkman than now. In just a few months,  June 5th to be exact, well wishers from all over will celebrate the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom. To me, Penkman's work epitomizes British art & design at its best. If…

“You Are Even Better Than Brownies”

The spelling is a bit off but my daughter's sentiment came out loud and clear on her Valentine's Day card. I feel so lucky that she favors me over chocolate! My son gave me this card and wrote inside "You are the big cheese." So cute... but is my cheese consumption that obvious? And, of…

Steal of the Day

Is it too early for stocking stuffers? How about birthday gifts for pop art-friendly shutterbugs? Fred Flare is offering their Warhol'esque color camera for $4.99 (normally $25.). The camera is tiny 4"x2.5"x1.5" but what a fun toy for kids of all ages. Sale is today only so visit Fred Flare now while supplies last.