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Every summer we celebrate the season with a spritz of the moment. Sometimes we come up with a new formula, sometimes it is an old time classic. Occasionally we make a repeat and allow an old favorite a re-entry. We discovered the spritz of 2018 by accident when my friend Arnaud stopped by with a bottle of Bonal Gentiane Quina (or Bonal, for short), an old French aperitif. Not quite vermouth and not quite amari, Bonal is a gracious infusion of bitter herbs and fortified wine. Dark brown and a bit medicinal, both in looks and the taste, Bonal makes for a killer spritz. Bitter with a hint of sweetness, it's a kind of spritz that makes you ponder and ask questions; it's bold, profoundly intelligent, and very refreshing. A recipe for #bonalspritz now on the blog.
Every summer we celebrate the season with a spritz of the moment. Sometimes we come up with a new formula, sometimes it is an old time classic. Occasionally we make a repeat and allow an old favorite a re-entry. We discovered the spritz of 2018 by accident when my friend Arnaud stopped by with a bottle of Bonal Gentiane Quina (or Bonal, for short), an old French aperitif. Not quite vermouth and not quite amari, Bonal is a gracious infusion of bitter herbs and fortified wine. Dark brown and a bit medicinal, both in looks and the taste, Bonal makes for a killer spritz. Bitter with a hint of sweetness, it's a kind of spritz that makes you ponder and ask questions; it's bold, profoundly intelligent, and very refreshing. A recipe for #bonalspritz  now on the blog.
Bitter gourd and potatoes was my favorite dish in our local South Asian deli. But they do not make it any more. It’s probably because bitter gourds are not exactly a crowd pleaser. So for a while, I've been making them at home. It took me quite some time to get the flavor, texture and donnenes of the "lost" dish right. I've come to accept the fact that lost dishes are hard to recreate, and perhaps that's why we cherish them so much. Recipe #ontheblog.
Bitter gourd and potatoes was my favorite dish in our local South Asian deli. But they do not make it any more. It’s probably because bitter gourds are not exactly a crowd pleaser. So for a while, I've been making them at home. It took me quite some time to get the flavor, texture and donnenes of the "lost" dish right. I've come to accept the fact that lost dishes are hard to recreate, and perhaps that's why we cherish them so much. Recipe #ontheblog .
The workings of a new post. "B" is for "bitter". It will be a dish and a cocktail (my favorite cocktail of this summer). Stay tuned.
The workings of a new post. "B" is for "bitter". It will be a dish and a cocktail (my favorite cocktail of this summer). Stay tuned.
Watermelon and cucumber salad with feta, arugula and basil oil. Confession -- I borrowed this salad straight from @theodeonnyc menu. I had a dinner with my GFs the other day and we went gaga over it. I hope that good folks from Odeon won't mind -- after all, I've been a regular for twenty years, so hopefully I am forgiven. It all stays in the neighborhood. Recipe up on ThreeLittleHalves.

#theodeon #howisummer #NYCsalads #greenandheatlhy
Watermelon and cucumber salad with feta, arugula and basil oil. Confession -- I borrowed this salad straight from @theodeonnyc menu. I had a dinner with my GFs the other day and we went gaga over it. I hope that good folks from Odeon won't mind -- after all, I've been a regular for twenty years, so hopefully I am forgiven. It all stays in the neighborhood. Recipe up on ThreeLittleHalves. #theodeon  #howisummer  #NYCsalads  #greenandheatlhy 
There are summer salads, and then there are summer salads. This one is a love affair between avocado and cucumbers, but the really best part of it is the creamy feta dressing with herbs. You take a spoonful and all that creaminess explodes in your mouth, accented with crispy, cold chunks of cucumber. Up #ontheblog.
There are summer salads, and then there are summer salads. This one is a love affair between avocado and cucumbers, but the really best part of it is the creamy feta dressing with herbs. You take a spoonful and all that creaminess explodes in your mouth, accented with crispy, cold chunks of cucumber. Up #ontheblog .
Curves and greenery. And two indulgent summer salads. A new post is up #ontheblog. #foodphotography #greengoods #summersalads #vegetarian #summerfood #foodstyling #thenewhealthy #eatingwelleats #inspiremyinstagram #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #f52grams #simplefood #farmersmarket
A summer in Belgrade decades ago. Brilliant, carefree, full of expectations and possibilities. A long day of explorations... My mom waiting for me at the doorstep with a pile of cherry pies on a porcelain plate; every slice gently warm, deeply golden and crunchy, and besotted with cherries. These are the plates we remember forever. Cherry and rhubarb filo pie -- recipe #ontheblog 
#howisummer #pie #rhubarb #cherries #foodphotography #vegetarian #foodstyling #foodandwine #saveurmag #eattheworld #thenewhealthy #eatingwelleats #inspiremyinstagram #foodwinewomen #beautifulcuisines #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #f52grams #thekitchn #huffposttaste #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #makeitdelicious #lifeandthyme @fillofactory
A summer in Belgrade decades ago. Brilliant, carefree, full of expectations and possibilities. A long day of explorations... My mom waiting for me at the doorstep with a pile of cherry pies on a porcelain plate; every slice gently warm, deeply golden and crunchy, and besotted with cherries. These are the plates we remember forever. Cherry and rhubarb filo pie -- recipe #ontheblog  #howisummer  #pie  #rhubarb  #cherries  #foodphotography  #vegetarian  #foodstyling  #foodandwine  #saveurmag  #eattheworld  #thenewhealthy  #eatingwelleats  #inspiremyinstagram  #foodwinewomen  #beautifulcuisines  #foodblogfeed  @foodblogfeed #f52grams  #thekitchn  #huffposttaste  #feedfeed  @thefeedfeed #makeitdelicious  #lifeandthyme  @fillofactory
Some folks think that rhubarb and strawberries are match made in heaven, and perhaps they are right. But give this rhubarb cherry pie a try, and maybe you will change your mind. The best of all -- it's incredibly easy to make, and it works with all kinds of fruits -- apples, sour cherries, blueberries, peaches... And veggies too! Up #ontheblog. 
#foodphotography #vegetarian #foodstyling #foodandwine #saveurmag #eattheworld #thenewhealthy #eatingwelleats #inspiremyinstagram #foodwinewomen #beautifulcuisines #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #f52grams #thekitchn #huffposttaste #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #makeitdelicious #lifeandthyme #pie #rhubarb #cherries @fillofactory #howisummer
Some folks think that rhubarb and strawberries are match made in heaven, and perhaps they are right. But give this rhubarb cherry pie a try, and maybe you will change your mind. The best of all -- it's incredibly easy to make, and it works with all kinds of fruits -- apples, sour cherries, blueberries, peaches... And veggies too! Up #ontheblog . #foodphotography  #vegetarian  #foodstyling  #foodandwine  #saveurmag  #eattheworld  #thenewhealthy  #eatingwelleats  #inspiremyinstagram  #foodwinewomen  #beautifulcuisines  #foodblogfeed  @foodblogfeed #f52grams  #thekitchn  #huffposttaste  #feedfeed  @thefeedfeed #makeitdelicious  #lifeandthyme  #pie  #rhubarb  #cherries  @fillofactory #howisummer 
A hint at the next post, it will be gently sweet and very old-fashioned, straight from my mom's book of recipes. 
#foodphotography #fruits #vegetarian #summerfood #foodstyling #thenewhealthy #eatingwelleats #inspiremyinstagram #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #f52grams #lifeandthyme #cherries #rhubarb #simplefood #farmersmarket
Straight from the market. It's hard to describe something this beautiful, this vibrant, this abundant and luscios. Thankfully, the camera and the lens did not fail me in capturing the moment of perfection. I'll saute them in olive oil briefly, with nothing but a drop of tomato sauce and a hint of basil. Or should I make a fritata? Cannot decide. What would you make?

#foodphotography #greens #vegetarian #summerfood #foodstyling #thenewhealthy #eatingwelleats #inspiremyinstagram #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #f52grams #lifeandthyme #zucchini #zucchiniflower #simplefood #farmersmarket
Straight from the market. It's hard to describe something this beautiful, this vibrant, this abundant and luscios. Thankfully, the camera and the lens did not fail me in capturing the moment of perfection. I'll saute them in olive oil briefly, with nothing but a drop of tomato sauce and a hint of basil. Or should I make a fritata? Cannot decide. What would you make? #foodphotography  #greens  #vegetarian  #summerfood  #foodstyling  #thenewhealthy  #eatingwelleats  #inspiremyinstagram  #foodblogfeed  @foodblogfeed #f52grams  #lifeandthyme  #zucchini  #zucchiniflower  #simplefood  #farmersmarket 
While I am working on a new post (it's been taking forever, I know, and the gap between posts is getting longer, and longer, but work has taken over, and I have to come to terms with that, otherwise all the photos in my head that I will never get to take will drive me to madness), so while I am working on it, a reminder from the previous post -- a cauliflower cake without flour is ten times better. Believe me. Ten times. Better. 10x.

#foodphotography #vegetarian #foodstyling #foodandwine #saveurmag #eattheworld #thenewhealthy #eatingwelleats #inspiremyinstagram #foodwinewomen #beautifulcuisines #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #f52grams #thekitchn #huffposttaste #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #makeitdelicious #lifeandthyme
While I am working on a new post (it's been taking forever, I know, and the gap between posts is getting longer, and longer, but work has taken over, and I have to come to terms with that, otherwise all the photos in my head that I will never get to take will drive me to madness), so while I am working on it, a reminder from the previous post -- a cauliflower cake without flour is ten times better. Believe me. Ten times. Better. 10x. #foodphotography  #vegetarian  #foodstyling  #foodandwine  #saveurmag  #eattheworld  #thenewhealthy  #eatingwelleats  #inspiremyinstagram  #foodwinewomen  #beautifulcuisines  #foodblogfeed  @foodblogfeed #f52grams  #thekitchn  #huffposttaste  #feedfeed  @thefeedfeed #makeitdelicious  #lifeandthyme 
Sort of like  a spring-summer dance. Doing my best to befriend the Gods of sunshine and to invoke the vibe — you know the vibe and of a lazy, sunny weekend... And all we have is yet-another-gloomy-rainy-Sunday. #peaches #peonies #oldmasters #sundays #foodphotography #stilllifephotography
Having made all those #cauliflower #cakes in the last week or so, and having used closed to a ton of #parmesan it’s time to make parmesan #broth. It’s quite simple actually, a carrot or two, a parsnip or two, an onion, bay leaf, thyme, some white wine and the rinds, cover with water (but don’t let it drown) and simmer for two to three hours. #pasta #soup #foodphotography #kitchensecrets
Having made all those #cauliflower  #cakes  in the last week or so, and having used closed to a ton of #parmesan  it’s time to make parmesan #broth . It’s quite simple actually, a carrot or two, a parsnip or two, an onion, bay leaf, thyme, some white wine and the rinds, cover with water (but don’t let it drown) and simmer for two to three hours. #pasta  #soup  #foodphotography  #kitchensecrets 
It's a story of the Ottolenghi's cauliflower cake gone wrong. The Ottolenghi version, somewhat re-imagined (and its flourless counterpart) up on the blog.

#foodphotography #vegetarian  #foodstyling #foodandwine #saveurmag #eattheworld #thenewhealthy #eatingwelleats #inspiremyinstagram #foodwinewomen #beautifulcuisines #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #f52grams #thekitchn #huffposttaste #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #makeitdelicious #lifeandthyme #kingarthurflour
It's me again, grilling baby artichokes 24/7, and pretending that it's not snowing outside, that no, no, no NYC is not trapped and stalled, and that yes, spring is around the corner. And there is no better way to celebrate it then a plate of artichokes. New post is up on the blog, and (yes you've guessed it correctly) it's about baby artichokes (with lemon mirin yogurt). Happy spring folks!
It's me again, grilling baby artichokes 24/7, and pretending that it's not snowing outside, that no, no, no NYC is not trapped and stalled, and that yes, spring is around the corner. And there is no better way to celebrate it then a plate of artichokes. New post is up on the blog, and (yes you've guessed it correctly) it's about baby artichokes (with lemon mirin yogurt). Happy spring folks!
I like when the markets and supermarkets of this Gotham city treat me with kindness. "Spring is in the air" they are trying to say, "spring is in the air". And I believe them, because markets are wise...
I like when the markets and supermarkets of this Gotham city treat me with kindness. "Spring is in the air" they are trying to say, "spring is in the air". And I believe them, because markets are wise...
I am pretending that it's not subzero out there by visualizing all the glorious dishes I will get to make when spring actually comes. If it ever comes. It was cold this Saturday, but I bravely dragged my royal behind out and stopped by the Union Square greenmarket. It was almost closing time, so my farmer friends gave me a bag of veggies to take home. (Thank you friends -- I'll reciprocate with a cake next week!) This is a traditional Greek green salad my friend Kika makes every Easter. Lots of greens, lots of scallion, lots of dill, lots of radishes, and a good splash of red vine vinegar. 
#foodphotography #salads #greens #vegetarian #easter #foodstyling #foodandwine #saveurmag #eattheworld #thenewhealthy  #eatingwelleats  #inspiremyinstagram #foodwinewomen #beautifulcuisines #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #f52grams #thekitchn #huffposttaste #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #makeitdelicious #lifeandthyme
I am pretending that it's not subzero out there by visualizing all the glorious dishes I will get to make when spring actually comes. If it ever comes. It was cold this Saturday, but I bravely dragged my royal behind out and stopped by the Union Square greenmarket. It was almost closing time, so my farmer friends gave me a bag of veggies to take home. (Thank you friends -- I'll reciprocate with a cake next week!) This is a traditional Greek green salad my friend Kika makes every Easter. Lots of greens, lots of scallion, lots of dill, lots of radishes, and a good splash of red vine vinegar. #foodphotography  #salads  #greens  #vegetarian  #easter  #foodstyling  #foodandwine  #saveurmag  #eattheworld  #thenewhealthy  #eatingwelleats  #inspiremyinstagram  #foodwinewomen  #beautifulcuisines  #foodblogfeed  @foodblogfeed #f52grams  #thekitchn  #huffposttaste  #feedfeed  @thefeedfeed #makeitdelicious  #lifeandthyme 
Just because it's the Chinese New Year parade today, and we love all the New Years of this world (who can resist a chance for a new beginning?), and just because I have not made the aromatic broth in like a million years, it's currently summering on the stove, loaded with spice goodness. Recipe somewhere on the blog, but you will have to dig it out, it was like two Chinese years ago :)
Just because it's the Chinese New Year parade today, and we love all the New Years of this world (who can resist a chance for a new beginning?), and just because I have not made the aromatic broth in like a million years, it's currently summering on the stove, loaded with spice goodness. Recipe somewhere on the blog, but you will have to dig it out, it was like two Chinese years ago :)