Watermelon, Mozzerella, and Tomato Salad

I LOVE living in NYC. One of my regular restaurants is ELMO on 19th Street in Chelsea.  During the summer, they always serve this salad.  I have made it so many times, and it’s always a hit…Watermelon and tomatoes go beautifully together, and what better way to celebrate the summer than with these two amazing […]


This is gastronomy‘s ULTIMATE Cinderella story. Taking an ingredient that most of us throw into the garbage, and take it to glorious heights, amazes me every time.  This recipe works on lemon, lime, grapefruit, or any citrus.  The process is a bit time consuming, but the finished product lasts forever if sealed correctly, and makes […]


One day at the supermarket, I was shocked to find a small container of vanilla meringues that cost over $5!!! Meringues are sinfully easy and cheap to make, and your homemade meringues can be customized to your liking.  You may choose any color, or add any flavor you choose.  When you see how cheap and […]


  There are few things that are more important to BEARS than BACON.  If this is true, then we may have found THE HOLY GRAIL.  We first experienced bacon jam at a burger restaurant in Provincetown during our first BEAR WEEK together.  On vacation, I never make a habit of visiting a restaurant twice, but, […]