Archive for July, 2012

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Why did we spend $8 for 2 pints of multi-color heirloom cherry tomatoes at Headhouse Farmers Market in Philly?  Because we didn’t grow our own this year.  Also, I really wanted to make this tomato tart and, if you’re reading this, then you probably do too. Tomato tarts are a classic dish in France and […]


Vodka Thyme Cocktail

Vodka Thyme Cocktail

Herbs are a great addition to cocktails for both added flavor and aroma.  Thyme is one of our favorite herbs to use especially since it’s so easy to grow and we always have it on hand.  Muddling thyme in the bottom of a cocktail shaker before shaking it up with ice and either gin or […]


Ginger, Honey & Lavender Cocktail

Ginger Honey Lavender Cocktail

Paul bought a bottle of Domaine de Canton the other day, got creative with ingredients and designed his own unique cocktail. His love of ginger is only surpassed by his love of honey so this drink really showcases two of his most favorite flavors. Just as important as what’s in the drink is what’s decorating […]


Pain Perdu (French Toast)

Pain Perdu (French Toast)

Pain Perdu, also known as French Toast, translates literally to “lost bread.” Why “lost” bread? Some say that soaking stale bread in a mixture of milk and eggs and then frying it in butter gives new life to old bread that was otherwise lost to us. We however like to think it refers to the […]