Work of Art

I always try to make food look as good as it tastes, striving for culinary works of art! Recipes available upon request. See more great photos here: Work of Art

Toasted Maple Corn Muffins with Maple Honey Butter

Mix up a couple of authentic American flavors like maple and corn, and what do you get? Crumbly, toasty golden muffins just right for a lazy breakfast or afternoon tea. ...

Ichiban Dashi

Dashi, or Japanese stock, is the most essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine. Rest assured you can buy pre-made dashi – either in liquid or powder form. But, if you learn ...

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The Food of French St. Martin – Part 1, Dining Out

There are so many amazing places to eat in French St. Martin ...

For Mom and Apple Pie

If I close my eyes, I can smell tangy citrus mingling with ...

Lemon Ricotta-filled Amaranth Crêpes

Amaranth flour is earthy and fine, and yields light, nut-like crêpes with ...

Latest Recipes and Stories


Here in the Northeast US, we’re not so sure that spring has actually arrived. Nevertheless, my recent longing for spring weather and infatuation with Cherry Blossoms has moved over into the kitchen. Please contact me for the Cherry Blossom pastry recipe! See more great Spring Photos here!  

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Just visited Washington, DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Saw lots of amazing monuments, Julia Child’s Kitchen and the Smithsonian Food exhibit! Also ate lots of monumental meals at fantastic DC restaurants including 1789, Blue Duck Tavern and Fiola.   See more photos here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

On the threshold of the kitchen, the entry to the oven… The threshold of turning ripe, tropical fruit into something more – Exotic Fruit Crumble! See more Thresholds here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Street Life = Street Food! Colorful and delicious from our recent trip to French St. Martin…     See more interpretations of Street Life.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

I treasure special meals with my special someone – especially on Valentine’s Day! Find more treasures here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

    Here I am, making Spätzle, Eggs a la Martin, Strawberry Smoothies, Dutch Apple Babies….you name it. Recipes available upon request! See more great photos here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Culinary oddities, indeed, but good ones! Oranges in the snow, champagne over London, and fairies in the kitchen…  See more juxtapositions here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition      

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

What better way to celebrate with family and friends than with festive feasts? See more great families here:  Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

As you might expect, most of my windows include components of food, drink, or culinary arts. This montage includes a surprise snap of a chef at Ashford Castle, my husband with a bevy of Irish beauties, and colorful plates in a Dingle cheese shop window. I love how the reflections in shop windows provide two […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Loads and loads of  luscious  layers…. Recipes available upon request 🙂 See more great layers here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers  

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