Marinated Mozzarella and Peppered Peppers
Food + Drink

Marinated Mozzarella and Peppadew Peppers

We do a lot of casual entertaining, and are always looking for fun, tasty appetizers to serve up to our guests before dinner. This is a versatile antipasto starter with tiny mozzarella balls and sweet tangy Peppadews red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, and fresh herbs (we use thyme here). The longer the mozzarella balls

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Cocktails

Cocktail Hour: A Festive Cocktail Punch for the Holidays

The season from Thanksgiving through the New Year is my favorite time of year. I start off organized, with my checklist, and plan in hand busily moving through the season while enjoying the festive nature of the season. A few days before Christmas and I am feeling like I can’t rub two candy canes together

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Food + Drink

Sunday Supper: Eggplant Dumplings Parmigiana

The growing season comes to an end and late summer vegetables like eggplant, squashes and peppers are growing weaker on the vine here in North Florida. This is the grand finale. Typically, I feel motivated to put the bounty of late season eggplants to good use by making an Eggplant Parmigiana. I make a pretty

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Cocktails

Fall Vibes and A Gin Cidre Cocktail

Living in north Florida, Fall arrives late in the season, and we patiently wait for the heat and humidity to subside. There are Floridians in this part of the state who will be mourning the loss of consistent summer days, but they will find resolve and quickly embrace the cooler weather which will include a

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Food + Drink

Mushroom Barley Soup

Hello Fall! Hello soup and stew weather! It’s possible to enjoy a hearty soup with all the richness, soulfulness, and goodness without meat. This soup is a classic and beautiful in its simplicity. Perfect for the cooler days ahead. Mushroom Barley Soup Serves 4

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Food + Drink

White Bean Mash With Garlic Aïoli

I have been making a gradual move to a more plant focused way of eating and am always looking for inspiration to level up my whole food journey. My challenge is learning new ways to prepare and present plant-based dishes in new and exciting ways to keep me coming back for more. Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook

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