New Potatoes vs Potatoes | Chive & New Potato Salad

New potatoes vs potatoes

Potato, pot-aht-to, however you say it, spuds are spectacular! As great as they are it’s important to choose the right potato for the right recipe in order to get the right result. We’ve talked about the difference between waxy and mealy potatoes (You can check that out here.) and I’ve given you a primer Hungry for more?

Quinoa, Kale & Apple Salad

Quinoa 101

Quinoa 101 – What is Quinoa? Quinoa is a wonderful thing…once you figure out how to pronounce it, so let’s start there. Keen-wah. Keen-wah. Now you try…Perfect! Quinoa is an ancient grain. Nope, despite the fact that quinoa is referred to as a whole grain, it’s actually a seed of a plant called goosefoot. Hungry for more?

Chipotle Lime Edamame & Some Big News

Chipotle lime edamame

I know how to party. Seriously, when I’m not sharing tips, tools, techniques and recipes here, it’s my job. IRL I own a personal chef service and in the 12 years since I started I’ve helped hundreds of clients entertain at home and I’ve seen and cooked it all. A cocktail party paying homage Hungry for more?

Cucumbers vs English Cucumbers

Cucumbers vs English Cucumbers

Cucumber and tomato are a summertime staple around here. My husband would eat cucumbers in some form or fashion with every meal if he had his way. And I can’t blame him. They’re crisp, refreshing and cool and with just a pinch of salt and pepper they’re the perfect warm weather snack. Growing up, Hungry for more?

Cachaça, Caipirinha & Copa-Copacabana

Cachaça Caipirinha

I see you, Rio. Hosting these Olympics like a boss. With your Ipanema and your medals and your Copa-Copacabana (the hottest spot north of Havana) and such. And let’s not forget your Cachaça and Caipirinhas. Cachaça…Caipirinha Cachaça is a Brazilian alcohol made from fermented and distilled fresh sugarcane juice and the hallmark ingredient in Hungry for more?

Cucumber & Radish Salad

What to do with radishes

Peter Rabbit was on to something. For reals. Remember that time he lifted those radishes from Mr. McGregor’s garden? After his mom specifically told him not to go there? He did all that for radishes. You read that right. When that cute little bunny decided to live a life of crime, turn himself into Hungry for more?

Mango 101 | Mango Ginger Lemonade

Mango ginger lemonade

Mangoes – they’re not just for your salsas, salads and fruit plates anymore! I’ve blended them up with a dash of ginger and frozen lemonade concentrate for a super fast, super refreshing Mango Ginger Lemonade. (That’s it up there. Isn’t is pretty?) Mango 101 – How to Tell When Mangoes are Ripe The key Hungry for more?


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