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trade restaurant | boston | cocktail shoot with tenzin

Isn’t that such a beautiful cocktail?  It’s called Norbu Lingka or “Jeweled Park” (scroll down for the recipe). Ahhhhhh……I was back in Boston early this month and was so happy to once again get together with friend and Trade’s head bartender Tenzin Conechok Samdo to to shoot another one of his gorgeous cocktail creations at this […]

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black pepper parmesan tuiles with heirloom tomato salad

The name of this appetizer may sound fancy, but tuiles are honestly the easiest thing to make and would be a perfect addition to your summer entertaining menu and will wow your guests.  What is a tuile?  It’s nothing more than a thin crisp or wafer of cheese for a savory version, or from a […]

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spicy orecchiette pasta

Yum.  This pasta dish is nicely spicy but super light for your late spring/early summer menus.  It also makes for a great take-along dish…just reheat at your destination.  I was all excited to use my first-ever crop of jalapeño peppers as one of the ingredients that makes this dish awaken your palette!! It’s super easy […]

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Romanesco Pesto Two Ways – Tagliatelle Pasta and Spring Bruschetta

Romanesco Pesto?  Okay so it’s just fun to say!!  What the heck is romanesco you may ask??  It’s a farmer’s market find….and the famed Iron Chef and The Chew co-host Mario Batali calls it, “the psychedelic love child of broccoli and cauliflower with lime green British punk hair” in an article on northjersey.com – along […]

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two-cheese and pesto breakfast bruschetta

I needed to change up breakfast a little bit.  Too many mornings with Greek yogurt was just getting old and boring!!  I picked up a loaf of Asiago cheese sourdough bread (which is great just on it’s own!), added pesto, chopped tomatoes, and shredded mozzarella cheese and a quick toast under the broiler – and […]

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