Strawberry Kumquat Salad

Fresh strawberries and kumquats with crisp prosciutto, cucumber ribbons, honey balsamic almonds, and strawberry vinaigrette. It seems like strawberries are everywhere right now. What better use for these spring berries than a sweet-tart salad? Unfortunately, kumquats are a little bit harder to come by than strawberries. When I do see them, I snatch them up. […]

Jewish Style Artichokes (Carciofi Alla Giudia)

Olive oil fried artichokes with lemon caper vinaigrette and shaved parmesan. The first time I saw these artichokes, I said I have to make that! Beautifully crispy artichoke leaves fried in olive oil, what a great appetizer. The recipe for these artichokes calls for twice frying in olive oil. The oil adds flavor to the […]

Pumpkin Buttermilk Biscuits

Fluffy roasted pumpkin buttermilk biscuits with sage-infused honey. These biscuits are tender and fluffy, made with roasted pumpkin, tangy buttermilk, and herbed honey. Their savory flavor is delicious with crispy pancetta or bacon. But if you are in the mood for something sweeter, substitute two tablespoons of brown sugar for the honey and sprinkle the […]

Roasted Pumpkin with Pea Pesto

Roasted kabocha pumpkin, whipped ricotta, crisp prosciutto, sweet pea pesto, and toasted pumpkin seeds. I originally intended this dish to be vegetarian. But like so many other dishes, during its evolution, crispy cured pork just seemed like the perfect addition. That doesn’t mean this dish will be bad without it, quite the contrary. It’s delicious […]