Apple Crumb pie

Ingredients: Yield: 1 Pie, 9 in. (22 cm) Basic Pie Dough 15 oz. 450 g Filling:    Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cored 2 lb. 960 g    Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored 1.5… Continue reading

Trout Meunière

  I’ve been looking forward to cooking up some fish since the last few weeks have been so “meat” heavy (I’m not complaining or anything, I am definitely a carnivore!). Trout is delicious,… Continue reading

This week’s recipe: Roasted beef au jus!

  Ingredients (4 servings) Top sirloin, trimmed and trussed - 2 pounds (896g) Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable oil - 2 tablespoons (1 oz) (30ml) Onion, ¼ inch (.6 cm) diced - 4 ounces (112g)… Continue reading

Stella Jean: A fashion maven

I’ve been so busy living in a “culinary bubble” for the last three months, I suddenly realized I had not written up a fashion related post in a while. My priorities clearly have… Continue reading

Week end inspiration

Washington DC monuments by night

I had my first visitor a couple of weeks ago from LOndOn and could not contain my excitement. I was so looking forward to the idea of being able to sarcastic, politically incorrect,… Continue reading

Recipe: Baked Acorn Squash

Ingredients 1 acorn squash Salt and ground white pepper – As needed 56g of melted butter 28g of dark brown sugar   Prep Assemble all ingredients and equipment needed to prepare the recipe.… Continue reading

Recipe: Cauliflower au Gratin

  Ingredients 2 Pounds of trimmed cauliflower florets 8 ounces (224ml) of prepared Béchamel sauce 1 ounce (28g) of grated Parmesan cheese 1 ounce(28g) of unsalted butter 1 ounce (28g) of bread crumbs… Continue reading

Week end inspiration: Old Town Alexandria

  I first visited Old Town Alexandria in June 2012. I instantly felt in love with this part of town and swore that I would come back. 17 months later, I left my… Continue reading

Til (happy) A: or a speedy but tasty dinner

  In between sorting out all my life dramas, being a diva and a 60 minute work out session with Davina McCall, I had to find a way to fit in dinner. This… Continue reading