french onion soup

Whenever the days get a bit cooler, I naturally start craving foods that are warm, rich and comforting. Don’t you? A nice bowl of soup always does the trick and the perfect soup that came to my mind was the classic French Onion… so rich in flavor from both the caramelized onions and beef stock and so warm and inviting with the toasted baguettes slices topped with melted, bubbling Gruyère cheese… just the right slightly sweet, salty and nutty complement to the soup. It’s real [...]

potato salad

Back in April, I took my adorable niece to the LA Arboretum for their Beatrix Potter in the Garden Easter Celebration. We spent the day together having brunch with Peter Rabbit, listening to story-time tales with Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, shopping with Ginger & Pickles, roaming through Mr. McGregor’s Garden, and of course, hunting for Easter eggs with Flopsy, Mopsy, & Cotton-tail.

Before the day was over, we headed back to Mr. McGregor’s Garden for some radish-picking and got a few of our own radish seeds to plant in a pot. [...]

french tomato tart

Yes, it’s true. It’s no coincidence that three out of our four recipes so far this month, including our exclusive newsletter recipe, have basil in it. In an effort to expand our ‘living pantry,’ we went out got ourselves a basil plant =) And since it is summertime and the leaves are bountiful, we couldn’t help but resist picking them fresh and using them in another recipe… this time around, in a crisp, sweet tomato tart.

This tart is truly made the French way, where every element is cooked [...]

crunchy apple & red cabbage coleslaw with honey-sesame dressing

If it’s true that people eat with their eyes first, then this dish should already get those taste buds salivating, as our crunchy apple & red cabbage coleslaw with honey sesame dressing is sure to be love at first sight! Besides looking pretty all by itself, it’s perfectly crunchy, slightly tangy and sweet and not drenched in dressing, which is exactly what a good coleslaw should be in our opinion

fresh corn salad with summer stone fruit

With summertime just around the corner, the place to be is outdoors… gather the whole family together for a backyard barbecue or a picnic in the park! There’s no better way to celebrate than relishing in the freshest fruits and vegetables of the season, and this dish does that oh, so well =P You can use either white or yellow corn in this salad, but I much prefer the sweet, almost honey-like, taste of white corn. Its sweetness plays nicely with the tartness of the limes =)

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