Farmer’s Markets? Farmer’s Markets.

One of my all time favorite weekend activities is going to the local farmer’s market to see what surprises they hold that week. Ever since I can remember I have spent my Sundays at the Dupont Circle farmer’s market with my father looking for something that would inspire amazing dinners that following week. This week I…

Almond Revamp

Tired of plain old almonds at snack time? Try spicing up some raw almonds with some extra virgin olive oil and Old Bay and roasting them at 325º for about 20 minutes! If you’re concerned about the sodium content Old Bay has a reduced-sodium seasoning as well!

Vitamix 780

One of the most useful tools in the kitchen is my Vitamin 780. Some of its features include a Touchscreen Control Panel, automated blending, a low-profile 64 ounce container, and a pulse feature. The automated blending feature has five pre-programmed settings: smoothie, frozen, soup, cleaning, and puréeing. The puréeing feature works great for nut butters!

The beginning… Kind of…

Let me introduce my first and current culinary academic environment: The University of Alabama. I am currently a Restaurant and Hospitality Management major with a concentration in restaurants. One of the classes I am currently enrolled in is a food preparation class that includes a “lab” once a week. Well…. Welcome to my “lab.” There…

Who Says Almonds Have to be Healthy?

This almond torte uses almond extract, almond paste, amaretto, and a whole bunch of quality Irish butter! I have made this recipe many times and once I tried out some Irish butter as opposed to regular unsalted butter, I have NEVER gone back! This torte is light, fluffy, buttery, rich, and timeless. Whether it be…