Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Welcome back to Woman Crush Wednesday! My favorite day of the week where I choose a female chef and recreate one of her recipes live on Snapchat.  And of course this here is the LOVE story for our one and only gourmet gal!  This week’s honoree is the best selling cookery book writer and world famous food blogger Deb Perelman.  Her blog Smitten Kitchen has been the gold standard for food bloggers practically since its inception back in 2006. Her prolific posts of incredible sweet and savory foods have ignited flames in the hearts of home cooks from coast to coast! Continue reading

Recipe: Courgette Cakes

One of the best things about teaching cookery classes is seeing the students delighted with themselves when they have recreated a dish I have demoed.  Especially one that is a bit different than the norm.  Such is the case with these savory Courgette Cakes.  Or as my American friends might call them, Zucchini Fritters.  In essence they are a pancake.  However, not your typical Sunday brunch pancake which is a butter and syrup laden affair.  Continue reading

Recipe: I Donut Think You Can Pass This Up!

It is no secret our family has a love affair with donuts!  I mean who doesn’t?  We scour the globe getting them everywhere we can to compare and contrast. I’ve taken my Snapchat friends on several Foodie Fieldtrip Friday outings to donut shops.  I gave Snapchat headquarters custom donuts that spelled out Snapchat! I even dressed as a donut for Halloween this year! While the majority in our family prefer the “cake” variety, there are others in the “yeast” donut camp. There are whole debates in food journalism on this subject!  In fact, people even argue on how to spell donuts (or doughnuts)! Whatever type you favor, or how you choose to spell them, you will love making these bite sized treats in your own home.  Continue reading

Recipe: Lovely Lanterns & Tasty Treats

This past Saturday was the official day of Chinese New Year.  Though we are living in London, which has one of the top Chinatowns in the world, we didn’t get there to celebrate.  It was a madhouse of crowds!  But I remember the days of celebrating it when I was teaching preschool at a multi cultural school in L.A. We ate Chinese food, did arts and crafts inspired by the rich culture and even had a dragon parade.  Since I was born in the year of the dragon I loved that tradition.  Continue reading