Getting Ready for Thanksgivng

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Always in a state of panic as Thanksgiving approaches? Fear no more. Come to a pre-Thanksgiving class to learn the fine art of roasting poultry to perfection, making seasonal and traditional sauces and gravies, side dishes, AND desserts for everyone’s palate. This class is chock full of tips on how to organize and prepare your menu so you enjoy the day with your family and...

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Adieu to Summer

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Making that leap from summer to fall is always a bit of a jolt. I dread the end of the seemingly endless variety of summer’s bounty that make up not only delicious, but easy and light meals for hot days. I wince at the thought of not having platters of vine ripened heirloom tomatoes–red, yellow and orange ones from my garden layered between discs of fresh mozzarella drizzled with olive oil, or fresh cobs of candy sweet white corn—to pop...

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Fast and Easy at the Chateau

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 | 0 comments

A few years back I had an exceptional opportunity to be resident chef of a country chateau in the south of France which was situated amidst a sprawling “working” vineyard surrounded by a vast forest and hunting preserve. I worked there for only a summer but it was, as you might imagine, an experience of a lifetime.  The work was demanding, but the opportunity to live in the French countryside, immerse myself in the culture, and meet fascinating...

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