Mmmm, Sangria. Nothing says unwinding with friends quite like a pitcher of this delicious and beautiful beverage. The quintessential summer drink, it traditionally consists of just wine, chopped fruit, a spirit or liqueur, and some sort of sweetener. The end result is fun, fruity, and, when done right, wonderfully complex. One of the greatest things… Read More »
Julia is about to graduate from Tufts University with a B.A. in Italian Studies. While the details of her future are still a bit hazy, her short-term goals include learning to make cured meats and sausages, starting a small cheese cave in her basement, and attending culinary school next winter. She learned to cook by throwing food into a pan and seeing what happens. While she still loves the spontaneity and chaos of experimentation, she is also passionate about simple, clean preparations that showcase high-quality ingredients.
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Recipes & Blog Posts
Summer is the perfect time for salads. Tons of veggies are in season, and enjoying their crisp crunch is pure delight after many cold months of heavy stews and other winter foods. But after your twentieth bowl of leafy greens with various go-withs, tossed salads may start to lose their charm. Enter Heidi’s Chicken Nicoise… Read More »
When most people think of a daiquiri they think of a sickly sweet frozen drink with a cute umbrella perched on top. But a classic daiquiri is simply a careful balance of rum, lime juice, and sweetener. It’s an incredibly versatile drink, and easy to customize based on personal taste–add a fruit, an herb, make… Read More »
There are tons of wonderful strawberry desserts to choose from, but when America’s favorite berry is in season, the simple preparations are best. Heather’s classic strawberry shortcake is the perfect example: the strawberries are only lightly macerated with sugar, which draws out their juices yet maintains their fresh-picked flavor. The sweet, buttery shortcake is the… Read More »
Parfaits are pretty magical: they make great breakfasts, snacks, or desserts. Layering ingredients, rather than stirring them together before serving, not only makes a beautiful presentation, but it means that you can customize your individual parfait and eat it how you choose–stirred or separate. What’s more, they are quick and easy to prepare, and can… Read More »
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