seven layer sweet potato salad

Seven Layer Sweet Potato Salad

SEVEN LAYER SWEET POTATO SALAD As I sit writing this blog post, we’re on the Ferry leaving Iles de la Madeleine where we’ve enjoyed a week of amazing food, bursting with flavor and fresh produce.  One of the things we noticed is that every single meal has come with fresh fruit, in-season produce, and fresh…

grilled broccoli with chili sauce

Grilled Broccoli with Chili Sauce

GRILLED BROCCOLI WITH CHILI SAUCE If I had to pick one way to eat vegetables for the rest of my life, it would be grilled.  I don’t know why, but the slight char of a perfectly grilled vegetable is just so damn delicious.  So, when the team at Kitchen Door Catering sent over this grilled…

Thai style grilled chicken

Thai Style Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang)

THE THRILL OF THE GRILL: EPISODE 2 Chicken thighs are one of our all-time favorite cuts of poultry (and meat in general).  They’re SO easy to work with, super versatile and delicious.  This Thai style grilled chicken recipe (as with all of the recipes in this series) was a first for us and we had…

Perfect Hamburger Recipe

The Perfect Burger Recipe

The Thrill of the Grill: Episode 1 What’s a grilling series without a perfect burger recipe?  If you ask us, there’s no better place to start a brand new series than with a quintessential grilling food.  So let’s do that… Summer is officially here and we figured there was no better way to get in…

A Letter To My Older Self

An Open Letter To My Older Self

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY OLDER SELF Open letters are a common thing now.  If you google “an open letter to my…” you’ll get a whole slew of common search terms from Google.  People write open letters to their parents, their siblings, their younger selves, their exes, their friends and their bosses but what you…

essential bar tools

10 Essential Bar Tools

10 Essential Bar Tools If you’ve ever been to a high-end cocktail bar you’ve seen the magic happen.  I’m always mesmerized by the mixologists shaking, stirring, mixing & tossing ingredients around with a seemingly encyclopedic recipe and ingredient knowledge.   It’s also fun to watch them use an endless array of bar tools to craft something…