Watermelon Granita

INGREDIENTS: (Makes 6 servings) 4 cups seedless watermelon cubes ½ cup sugar juice of 1 lemon mint leaves for garnish METHOD: Combine 4 cups seedless watermelon cubes, ½ cup sugar and the juice of 1 lemon in a food processor … Continue reading

Shrimp Margarita

INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. of boiled large shrimp 2 tbsp of EVOO ¼ cup of fresh lime juice ¼ cup of good quality tequila 2 tbs. of Tabasco sauce 2 cups of cherry tomatoes sliced in half 2 medium ripe avocados … Continue reading

Grilled Swordfish and Watermelon Skewers

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound seedless watermelon, cut into 1” cubes or ½ pound precut seedless watermelon cubes 7 ounces Manouri or halloumi cheese, cut into 1” cubes 7-8 ounces swordfish steak, 1” thick, cut into 1” cubes Extra virgin oil, for … Continue reading

Tarragon Aioli

INGREDIENTS:   1 garlic clove sea salt to taste 1 large egg yolk 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar 2 tsp of dijon mustard 1 cup EVOO ½ cup chopped fresh dill ¼ cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley   METHOD: Peel, … Continue reading

My Take on the 4th of July Party

This summer I’m throwing my annual 4th of July party at the lake, and I can’t wait to spend a day relaxing with delicious food, friends & family. Here’s what I have on the menu this year: To Start July 4th is a long … Continue reading

Italian Grilled Asparagus with Lemon

INGREDIENTS:  2 lbs medium size asparagus, trimmed 1 tsp lemon zest 1 tsp EVOO Himalayan sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste METHOD: Add asparagus to a pot of boiling salted water and blanch for one minute. Using tongs … Continue reading

Cooking on the Today Show- Quick Summer Dinner

My roasted cherry tomato sauce is perfect on pasta, steak, chicken or fish- and it’s a huge hit at dinner parties. It takes no time at all to make, but the simple fresh ingredients will make your mouth water! For … Continue reading

Cotton Candy

If cotton candy is just for carnivals and street airs, why is it a fixture at The Four Seasons and other Michelin-starred restaurants like Anthos? Because it’s fun, it’s beautiful, and it’s dead easy to make! I’m not big on … Continue reading

Mini Caprese Skewers

    INGREDIENTS: 1 lb red or yellow cherry or pear tomatoes, preferably heirloom 1 cup small basil leaves 1 lb bocconcini packed in water extra-virgin olive oil, or truffle oil for a twist fleur de sel   METHOD: Thread … Continue reading