Appetizers & finger foods

Parmesan-fennel twists

Parmesan-fennel twists

I came up with this recipe after searching high and low in several gourmet markets and finding nothing that fit the image I had in my mind’s palate for these deliciously cheesy and light little twists.

Cheese fondue with chipotle and tequila

Cheese fondue with chipotle & tequila

A super delicious cheese fondue recipe with Tequila and chipotle. It’s easy to make and a great party food! Serve it with bread cubes or with chunks of grilled meats, blanched but-still-a-bit-crunchy broccoli or cauliflower florets, cherry tomatoes, fingerling potatoes boiled until just tender… or whatever you love with cheese!

Pimientos de Padrón

Pimientos de Padrón: the Russian Roulette peppers!

For the last several years now, one of my favorite tapas to prepare on Sunday afternoons is Pimientos de Padrón. Luckily for us, one of our local farmers, Bodhi Tree Farm, specializes in heirloom vegetables and has grown these tiny Spanish peppers very successfully. I must say that each year […]

Spicy beet-green crostini

Spicy beet-green crostini

Beet tops are high on my list of favorite leafy greens, and a quick way to prepare them is to sauté them with garlic and chili pepper flakes. (Leafy greens taste so much more flavorful with a bit of spice!) Served on top of toasted baguette slices, the tender, warm […]

Roasted asparagus with pink grapefruit and lemon infused oil

Roasted asparagus with pink grapefruit, pine nuts and lemon-infused oil

Roasted Asparagus with Pink Grapefruit, Pine Nuts and Lemon Infused Oil. There are many ways to cook asparagus: blanched, streamed, braised, sautéed , roasted and even grilled on an open fire – but preserving their crunchiness, no matter what cooking method you use is key. Here Viviane Bauquet Farre demonstrates how to roast asparagus to perfection in a video. A quick and easy recipe for grilled asparagus that makes a fabulous appetizer.