On Django Reinhardt’s whimsical, happy tunes, dancing while cooking and a recipe for a Pear Frangipane Tart.
The fruits of a time-wasting afternoon: Cous cous salad with cilantro-walnut pesto, Halloumi cheese and fresh tomatoes.
Chicken Pot Pie with homemade Puff Pastry – say BuhBye to sad, store-bought pastry forever!
Homemade Kaya Toast: A concoction of fresh eggs, coconut milk and sugar, infused with the heady scent of pandan leaves, and served slathered between crisp slices of toast that hide a generous chunk of salted butter.
Bomboloni (Italian donuts) and Meyer Lemon Curd: food for thought on happiness and life’s blessings.
Leek gratin: sweet leeks, bathed in cream and grated cheese brought to life with a dash of nutmeg and a few minutes under the broiler.
San Francisco’s 4505 Meats gave me a bag of Chicharonnes at the Foodbuzz Festival. They made perfect spoons for this velvety thick carrot soup.
A chat with Rebecca Thistlewaite of TLC Ranch about the closure of their farm, and a recipe for open-faced bacon and grilled cheese sandwiches.
My recipe for the perfect picnic: Creamy, indulgent burrata, fresh tomatoes, fruity olive oil and the right attitude.
A keeper for those hot summer days: Summer berries whizzed into a granita, served on a bed of white peaches bathed and roasted in Moscato d’Asti.