Happy Hour Drink of the Week: Flamingo

Here’s another great cocktail from Saveur. Summertime and as they say it’s more fun in Manhattan where Jim Meehan of PDT bar created this drink as an alternative to the favorite rum and Coke. Here Meehan adds a grapefruit soda for a lighter, summery flavor

Pineapple Mango Habanera Salmon

A few years back up in Napa, my mother bought a jar of Pineapple Mango Habanara. I couldn’t remember where she got it or what the brand name was, but I set about duplicating it and then used it with salmon. The combination is unbelievably good

The Art and Science of Landscape Design

When you spend time outside observing nature, you notice the delicate balance and harmony between plants and their environment. I knew that it would be a great challenge to learn to combine my love of nature and art into a profession.

DIY Ideas to Light Up Your Yard

With summer in full swing, now’s the time to get to those last honey do items and spruce up your outdoor space and get ready for warm nights hanging out with friends. Rather than going the costly, ho-hum route of string lights, why not go for some beautiful DIY ideas?

Lemonade Cake

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade cake! Lemon has been a long time favorite cake flavor whether chiffon, pound, layered, or this delicious sheet cake. It’s the perfect bring along for any summer get together and you’ll love the bold, tart flavor and the simplicity

Happy Hour Drink of the Week: Yerba Buena

Yerba Beuna translates as good herb, and it’s the mint in this spring cocktail that brings to mind those April showers  and traipsing through puddles.  It’s a delicious and refreshing splash with a twist from the agave nectar and ginger beer.

Happy Hour Drink of the Week: French 75

Maybe it’s because I have incredible wanderlust right now, or maybe it’s because Paris in the springtime is the stuff of songs–Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. Looks like the closest I can get right now is a cocktail and a few French movies

The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Spring Planting

Getting an early start on your garden will insure you a lushness to your plants, veggies and flowers this summer as the growing season is just beginning. If you’re in a colder climate, start your seeds indoors now,

White Pizza Dip

Looking for a dip to bring to an Oscars Viewing Party this weekend? This White Pizza Dip is always a hit as it has all the flavors you love with pizza (and you can add any topping you like on your pizza as well, inside or on the side.)  Oven roasting tomatoes is a great way to bring out the flavor

Happy Hour Drink of the Week: Cucumber Martini

For all of you who’ve made a New Year’s resolution to “eat better”, here’s a cocktail recipe that can have you drinking better too. It’s spicy twist of lining the rim with chili-lime powder will have you smacking your lips with this cool as a cucumber martini.

The Perfect Breakfast

I recently had the pleasure of a consultation with Gelson’s Staff Dietitian, Jessica Siegel, MPH, RD. For those of you who are shoppers at Gelson’s you might recognize her recipes in the Deli Counter like her delicious Kale Salad or you may follow her online to see shopping suggestions

Perfect Every Time Turkey Gravy

Forget about lumps, this is a no fail gravy taught to me by a chef from the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC. He cooked his gravy right in the pan that he had roasted his turkey in, but you can make this in a pot too. The bay leaves and the fresh thyme add a depth of flavor, but it’s the cooking of the roux until it’s toasty that makes this brilliant.