Last week I got to chat with Gunilla of Gunilla Skin Alchemy, not about fancy expensive natural products to buy, but about healing foods you can use to nurture your face.
Christina told me so many of her clients say “I suck at cooking.”, “I’m a horrible cook.”, “I don’t even know where to start.” I was so excited to sit down with her because there are so many easy remedies for this, and I got to gush about them for almost a whole HOUR.
Several months ago, I hosted a Facebook Live segment highlighting five of my must-have kitchen tools. What I love most about this list? I laugh thinking about myself navigating my little kitchen without these things. Like, what was I thinking!?
When I was little, frozen lemonade was the house slumber party cocktail. Kind of like a frozen margarita, but instead of lime and tequila it’s lemon and strawberry. Even when you’re 8, sipping a mocktail out of a fancy glass just feels grown up.
One of the most common cooking questions I receive? How do I properly chop an onion, garlic, a tomato, or a bell pepper? How you slice and dice actually affects how your food tastes. So here's a little bell pepper chopping 101 (a trick I learned from my days at Le Cordon Bleu Paris)
They’re just on their way out of the season, so head to the grocery store and grab as many as you can (I had to have my local Whole Foods dig around in the back). Toss together a jar of pickled kumquats then slice for salads, grain bowls, seafood, or even a festive cheese platter.
Most of us open Champagne just a few celebratory times a year, but my macaron classes feature bottomless bubbles so I get in some solid bottle-poppin’ practice. Here’s the trick to gently easing the cork out so it doesn’t hit a dear friend . . .
My top ten favorite cooking items and little treats that make life easier and more joyful.
So how do you make your house feel festive, cozy, and full of holiday cheer without the risk of dinner turning into a fistful of cookie dough?! Try a simmer pot.
We’re still getting basketfuls of tomatoes in California, so I wanted to share a few of my favorite tips for processing and using this fruit.
Preserving lemons extracts the lemon juice and softens the peel, which you can then cut into tiny pieces and use to flavor dishes just as you would salt.
Yesterday, I received an email that a podcast I was interviewed for, Discover Your Talent Do What You Love, had just been published. Here’s the scenario that played out in my head:
You’ll feel a little dangerous making this recipe—an open fire, a pair of tongs, and one juicy red bell pepper just waiting to be charred.
I made my first batch of pickled onions a few months ago and haven’t been able to stop. The jar sits in my fridge, and I just grab a little forkful for tacos, salads, nachos, even avocado toast. They add the prettiest pop of pink.
While this patriotic icy champagne bucket is reminiscent of childhood summer popsicles, it’s sophisticated enough to make any adult smile and wonder how you did it.
Biodynamic wine is produced using only natural and holistic practices. For example, cows might be onsite to make compost and fertilize the vines; and rather than machinery, sheep prune the vineyard. The symbiotic relationship between the environment and the grapes makes a biodynamic vineyard flourish.
Why wait in line for brunch and bottomless mimosas (with undesirable juice-to-champagne ratios) when you can recreate your own mimosa bar at home? Give your traditional mimosa bar some oomph with a few fun, unexpected twists: flower ice cubes, fruit peel cut-outs, berry skewers, unicorns, and blood orange!
Each year, the Environmental Working Group issues the Dirty Dozen list, which ranks pesticide contamination in 48 types of fruit and vegetables. Even if you don’t buy entirely organic, you may want to at least choose organic for these items
This spring, bachelorette parties, baby showers, and bridal showers abound. If you’re on deck for party planning, borrow this trick to dazzle your guests. Because what’s more fun than baby roses bobbing in your rosé?