Homemade Bourbon Vanilla Extract

Homemade Bourbon Vanilla Extract

I recently returned from the most amazing vacation to Mexico. It was beautiful and incredibly relaxing. Best week ever. While we were there, we picked up a bunch of little bottles of vanilla extract (careful not to buy any that contains tonka bean extract, which...
The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg and Egg Salad

The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg and Egg Salad

The perfect hard boiled egg. So easy in theory, yet it can easily (and so often does) end up undercooked, or overcooked with that unappetizing green ring around it. The beauty of a perfectly cooked egg gets my stomach rumbling, so let’s begin! Place the eggs* in a pot...
Strawberry Balsamic Sorbet

Strawberry Balsamic Sorbet

After my post on Five Spice Banana Cream, I received many emails asking for more satisfying and nourishing desserts, that are quick and easy to make. I love making sorbet with frozen fruit; it is so tasty and easy. The weather has started to been getting warm up here...
Five Spice Banana Cream

Five Spice Banana Cream

A few weeks ago, I received the following email from Dana G: “Stacy, please help. I have just found that I am allergic to gluten, nuts, eggs, chocolate, corn, avocado and dairy. I feel like I can’t eat anything and I miss dessert! Can you give me a quick...
Farro Minestrone Soup

Farro Minestrone Soup

After a few weeks without internet (or a kitchen), I am so happy to post another favorite recipe. I just moved and am beyond excited! And sweetening the whole experience is my beautiful new kitchen! The first recipe I made when I moved in was Farro Minestrone Soup....
Lebanese Vegetable Soup

Lebanese Vegetable Soup

It is finally starting to feel like winter in California. In celebration of the season that embraces warm jackets, snuggling and hearty meals, I will be posting some of my favorite soups in the weeks to come. One of my favorites is Lebanese Vegetable Soup: hearty...

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