Fig and Onion Chutney

Fig and Onion Chutney

I happened to have several figs left-over from a poached fig with walnuts and chocolate dessert I made earlier in the week. Aren’t figs one of those ingredients that don’t get used very often, and then when you have them the few left over end up lingering in the pantry until you finally decide to … Read more

Yogurt Dip with Jalapeno and Fresh Herbs

Yogurt Mint Jalapeno Dip

This yogurt dip recipe was inspired by a recent trip to Istanbul. In most restaurants after you are seated a waiter comes along with a tray filled with little dishes (mezze or appetizers). There is typically an assortment of hot and cold items available with flavors that vary from mild to spicy. Going out for appetizers … Read more

Salad Dressing With Citrus and Fresh Ginger

Citrus Salad Dressing

I’m probably like most of you. The idea of making my own salad dressing, when there are so many in easy reach on the grocers shelf, seems like a waste of precious time. But here’s an idea that will elevate your salad to a new level – by using the ingredients that you were going to use … Read more

Bolognese Sauce Made Simple

easy bolognese sauce

This is a simplified version of the classic Italian Bolognese Sauce. Full of flavor but you can whip this up in 30 minutes for dinner any night of the week. The Recipe comes courtesy of our Chef Daniele Toniolo who invites people from around the world to cook and dine with him in his home … Read more