• Forget the Sandwich

    I’m not a sandwich person. Unless it’s a fancy schmanzy grilled panini (made by my sister) then sandwiches just don’t interest me. And the truth is sandwiches are not that healthy of a lunch option. Sure they’re quick and convenient. Nothing beats a peanut butter and honey sandwich on a […]

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  • Make Your Own Salad Dressing

    Weeknight dinners in our house during the hot summer months are usually simple, satisfying salads with a fresh baguette. There’s no reason to get out the frying pan and turn up the heat in the oven with so much beautiful produce in season. But nothing ruins a salad faster than […]

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  • Autumn Poached Pear & Endive Salad

    Autumn Poached Pear & Endive Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts Weekend road trips to Italy always lead to new experiments in my kitchen. Thanks to the simplicity of Italian food I can usually recreate culinary adventures from down south back home in Geneva. When I’m inspired by a dish […]

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  • Welcome to Fall

    Happy first day of Fall! There’s something refreshing about the change of seasons. As much as I hate to see Summer end, Fall is one of my favorite times of year. I love the crisp, cool air and the colors in the trees. It’s the perfect running weather and also […]

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  • Oregon Summer Salad

    This is my absolute favorite summer salad. I’ve been making this satisfying creation regularly ever since being inspired by a similar lunch that I enjoyed at the Portland Farmers Market about 6 years ago (I never forget an amazing combo of fresh ingredients). This recipe always reminds me of our […]

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  • Capri Island Salad

    I wish I had an Italian grandma with a worn-out kitchen full of copper pans, wooden utensils and barely legible old family recipes. Italians truly live and breathe food. Give an Italian four ingredients and they can concoct the most amazing meal, as long as one of those ingredients is […]

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