Films

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
16 Jul 2014

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

Now several weeks removed from the Food & Wine Classic, I still find myself daydreaming on what seemed like a weekend long frenzied reverie filled with gastronomical delights...
32nd Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
Summer Solstice Garden Party
1 Jul 2014

Summer Solstice Garden Party

I celebrated the summer solstice, the official mark of the summer season in Aspen, Colorado- a little over a week ago.
a picture perfect garden party
Dinner with Luca
27 May 2014

Dinner with Luca

My family and I are avid watchers of Fox's Masterchef. There is something so supremely satisfying watching food being made- and between the theatrics, the food and...
winner of Masterchef Season IV
Muhallabieh
14 Apr 2014

Muhallabieh

Muhallabieh is a milk-based dessert I grew up eating in Saudi Arabia. It is light with consistency that is somewhere between yogurt and panna cotta....
a refreshing Middle Eastern milk-based dessert from my childhood
Homemade Ricotta
3 Apr 2014

Homemade Ricotta

There's something downright sensual about making cheese. I think it's the cream, and the milk and the pillowy softness that results from it. This was my...
Quick and Easy does trick with this delicious homemade cheese
A Philippine Adventure
31 Mar 2014

A Philippine Adventure

My family and I just recently came back from our first big international trip from the Philippines together. We had such a wonderful time. But the...
Ode to Blaak
10 Feb 2014

Ode to Blaak

I have fallen in love with the Beekman Boys. Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge created the lifestyle company, Beekman 1802, which makes pastoral living seem so...
Recipes Inspired by Beekman 1802's Blaak Cheese
The Power of Music
5 Feb 2014

The Power of Music

Recently, I have had the pleasure to work with, MusicWorks, a wonderful non-profit organization. MusicWorks is Delaware County's premier music therapy service provider. They are also...
MusicWorks Wonders
Ultimate Bloody Mary
4 Feb 2014

Ultimate Bloody Mary

I wish I could take credit for this, but I can't. This brilliant twist on the classic Bloody Mary cocktail is an adaptation of Jamie Oliver's Spicy...
a ridiculously awesome adaptaion of the classic Bloody Mary
Gift Wrapping 101
6 Jan 2014

Gift Wrapping 101

The end of the holiday season is always so bittersweet. The ceremony of getting the house all gussied up for Christmas, the anticipation, the holiday parties and...
a guide to wrapping presents
Life as a Big Sister
15 Oct 2013

Life as a Big Sister

I love my stepdaughter. Ruthie brings such happiness wherever she goes.
reflections of Ruthie's journey into being a big sister
Outstanding in the Field
16 Sep 2013

Outstanding in the Field

The Farm-to-Table movement has been on a slow ascent for a long time, first studded with only a handful of pioneers around the USA. The movement that...
an event review and snapshot of a unique dining experience curated by Outstanding in the Field
Ruthie's Reviews
29 Aug 2013

Ruthie’s Reviews

A little while ago, we started a new segment on the blog called "Ruthie's Reviews." Here, my step daughter, Ruthie, explores various venues and establishments and gives...
a new segment hosted by Ruthie Pines exploring kid-friendly places
A Weekend in Review: Five Chicago Eats
20 Aug 2013

A Weekend in Review: Five Chicago Eats

I love Chicago. Once known as the "hog butcher of the world," this city has since moved on to become renowned for their thriving molecular gastronomy and...
five Chicago eateries to check out
Tapsilog
15 Aug 2013

Tapsilog

In honor of Jamie Oliver and his search for the next Food Tube star, I decided to toss my hat in the ring and give it a shot....
a classic Philippine breakfast
Stella Rossa Ristorante
13 Aug 2013

Stella Rossa Ristorante

Stella Rossa, an Italian bistro nestled on the edge of Brandywine River, is a recent addition to Philadelphia's bustling Italian culinary scene.
a review on Stella Rossa Ristorante
Philippine Seafood Paella
7 Aug 2013

Philippine Seafood Paella

Philippine cuisine is a wonderful smorgasbord of various cultural influences. Most notably, Philippines has adopted a bevy of Spanish foods...
a Philippine-style paella dish