Pasta, flowers, and sunshine.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t go to the market often enough to buy fresh ingredients and flowers. Just the thought of a crowd can be enough to dissuade me. Two Saturdays ago, we decided to break out of hibernation mode … Continue reading

A chat with Grey’s Anatomy’s Giacomo Gianniotti

When I told my sister-in-law that I was interviewing 27-year-old Giacomo Gianniotti, aka intern Andrew Deluca of Grey’s Anatomy, the first thing she said was “Ask him if Alex is leaving the show!” Loyal Grey’s fans will hopefully find out … Continue reading

A chat with celebrity chef Matthew Jennings, owner of Boston foodie destination ‘Townsman’

I love to be surprised by food.  I normally avoid the bread basket, but when the warm molasses-colored bread arrived with a creamy spiced butter served on top of a maple syrup can, I knew I wasn’t in Kansas anymore, … Continue reading

Artist Emeline Villedary: Blogging as she grows.

Emeline Villedary is someone I have known for a long time, since she went to design school with my sister. She is an artist and entrepreneur with an encyclopedia-like brain.  To call her cool is terribly uncool, but I will do … Continue reading

Isabelle’s Kitchen in Tuscany: A delicious Italian soup

Isabelle with fresh Italian vegetables, in Tuscany.  The smell of onions cooking, chopped vegetables that make an earthy rainbow, and ramazzotti playing in the background. The comfort of sitting around a wooden table with family while enjoying a glass of red wine … Continue reading

Isabelle’s kitchen: watermelon, arugula & pine nut salad + tomatoe & grilled corn salad!

Summer is that incredible time of year when ingredients are so fresh and the weather is so great that even the simplest meal can seem like a feast. Take watermelon. Eaten on its own its mouthwateringly scrumptious, so why not add it to … Continue reading