Lawless Blueberry Thyme Sangria Smash

Ain’t no laws when there’s claws, right?
Well there are laws when you’ve spent the last 3 months drinking from the safety of your parent’s house. I’m dedicating this one to my college kids who are stuck at home and miss the humid, sticky environment of the frat basement, the intoxicating buzzing adrenaline of the tailgate and the comforting embrace of the friend who walks you home.
Here’s to you.

20 Minute Date Night Tagliatelle and Pan-Fried Salmon

There is nothing sexier than a salmon steak sitting on a bed of pasta and that is that. Throw in a glass of Pinot Grigio and I am all yours honey. We could do without the family members crowding up my ~creative working space~ which also functions as a kitchen and living room area but…

Actuellement: New Beginnings

Salutations, friends and happy Sunday. I know that it necessarily doesn’t feel like a happy Sunday, given everything that is happening in the world right now, it feels impossible to be happy about anything. There is an overbearing cloud of frustration and despair hanging over the United States at the present moment as it seems…

Peace Offering Mini Berry Galettes

Hi, it’s me again. It’s been a while, (2 years if we’re really counting), and when I left you, I was just about to head to Cape Town, South Africa to embark on a summer program that well and truly changed my life. Since then, I’ve hardly been idle, I’ve been horse-riding in the south…

Moroccan M’hanncha, Spiced Vegetables in a Pastry Casing

This looks a lot more complicated than it actually is. If there is ever a dish that I have struggled to photograph: it is this one right here. From the disasters I had rolling up pastry to the dilemma of how to make a blob of pastry look pretty: I’ve been through it all. The…

Roasted Vegetable Sheetpan Shawarma with Spinach Hummus

A flavour party in your mouth. Hello and welcome to the first recipe of 2018! Having survived my first year of college without a kitchen, I felt like I needed to take baby steps in the kitchen. You’d be surprised by how unsteady your hands can be when you haven’t handled a knife in ages….

Competition is an Illusion: My First Year at an Ivy League School

The moral of the story is: Run your own race. After an incredible last year of high school that surpassed even my own expectations, I was feeling pretty good. With impressive A Level results, the Melbury Cup tennis trophy and an award from the Government of Zimbabwe, I was on top of the world. It…

Marinated Tomato and Mozzarella Caprese Ciabbata Sandwich

Well that recipe title is a mouthful, but not as delicious as the mouthfuls of hot cheese sandwiched between some incredible toppings. To the person who decided to marinate cheese- THANK YOU. I first came across the concept on The Kitchn and stopped in my tracks to try it. The only cheese I had in…