TBT: An Updated Take On Coq Au Vin

It’s not as chilly in the Northeast today, but it still cools off by evening, especially since it’s getting darker earlier and earlier.  And that means it’s great weather for cooking all the fall dishes you’ve missed! Since I got a new Le Creuset round braiser as a wedding gift, coq au vin seemed like the…

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Falling Temperatures and Rising Expectations

Over the summer we make the most of warm, long days.  Weekends are packed with beach trips, camping, and BBQs.  We take vacations and rarely spend a moment simply relaxing.  Then fall hits.  We’re happy to stroll around the neighborhood, go apple picking, or just sit on the couch and watch football.  And then we…

Venetian Inspired

While I can’t say that I was born with a wooden spoon in my hand, I definitely had a passion for cooking and food from an early age.  That’s thanks mainly to my mother and a few aunts who were/are wonderful cooks.  But when I studied abroad in Venice as a junior in college (back…

Red, White and Baby Blue!

Beaches, BBQs and booze.  That’s the typical agenda for celebrating our nation’s holiday over this long weekend.  But in all the hype, we often overlook that – for various reasons – not everyone gets to down several hot dogs and bottles of beer. This year my ability to eat and drink has been slightly curtailed.…