Roasted Carrot-Ginger Soup with Coconut Roasted Shrimp

Serves 4 We LOVE, LOVE, L_O_V_E this soup, and that’s without exaggeration. The carrots natural flavor and sweetness is enhanced by roasting the carrots before for 10 minutes. This carrot-ginger soup has the perfect flavor balance with the sweetness from the carrots and the warm and heat from the ginger. A little coconut milk and…

Limoncello Pollo Al Mattone (Limoncello Tuscan Cornish Hens)

Pollo al mattone translated means chicken under a brick. It originated in the Tuscan region of Italy and it’s a method of roasting or grilling a whole chicken. The chicken is split open and the backbone removed and opened like a book, this is known as spatchcocking a chicken. The use of a brick (or…

Watermelon Tequila Mojito

About fifteen year ago when Mojitos were all the rage, was when I had my first Mojito. It’s a cocktail that at first sip will immediately transports you to the islands. Traditionally Mojitos are made with White Rum but I LOOOVE Tequila so naturally I had to concoct a Mojito that users it. The secret…

Pavlova Cake

This classic dessert was named after a Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, and there’s a great debate about who made it first: Australia or New Zealand. Anna who probably was as light as a cloud as she fluttered across the stage, so it’s no surprise that her honorary dessert is also as light as a puff…

Shingled Sweet Potatoes with Harrisa & Pistachio Dukkah

Harissa lends both a spiciness and an earthiness to this savory sweet potato dish. It gets a final flourish of Dukkah, a Middle Eastern seasoning made of toasted nuts, seeds and spices and is as much a snack as it is a seasoning.

Asian Marinated (Wagyu) Skirt Steak

SERVES 4 This simple Asian marinade is so versatile and almost effortless, it will become a staple in your grilling repertoire. Southeast Asian flair, takes mere minutes to make this steak and, the marinade of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, honey and lime is ideal for skirt steak, but it works beautifully with any tender meats…

Meyer Lemon-Lavender Tart with Rich Nut Tart Crust

Sweet and juicy, Meyer lemons are prized by chefs and loved by home cooks. The Meyer lemon has always been something of a California secret, and every year when its brief growing season begins in early Spring, eager cooks passionately seek them out. The Meyer lemon is not as assertive as the common supermarket varieties,…