Green Bean, Cucumber, Blackberries and Mint salad.

After my post last week on watermelon salad, I came across a recipe for a salad by Joseph Lenn. As you know, I am an enormous fan of the Wall Street Journal weekend edition. It is one of the best gifts I have ever been given. The “Off Duty” section covers everything : fashion, art, travel, design, food and wines. If you are not a WSJ Saturday reader I highly suggest you try it. Last weeks edition of the weekly column “Slow Fast Food”, highlights Joseph who is the chef …

Watermelon Salad

My favorite way to cook is only using a few ingredients, especially in the summer. I search for the best and ripest produce and then simply enhance the flavors.  One of my favorite creations is watermelon salad.  While at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas I ordered the watermelon salad and from that day on I was addicted. They used red and yellow watermelon, which was cut into a lattice pattern and stacked on the plate. I just cube the watermelon and sprinkle it with sea salt or pink salt, …

Swank Table /Farm to Table Event

What is in my world… Whether I am traveling or at home, one of my favorite things to do is to attend a local farmer’s market. Every Saturday for 17 years I have gone to the West Palm Beach Green Market. I enjoy knowing where my food is from and supporting my local community.  I remember when I first met Jodi Swank of Swank Farm. She had coolers full of the most beautiful hydroponic greens. Jodi and I have become friends after bonding every Saturday morning. Last year she shared …

Washington D.C.

Jefferson Memorial Washington Memorial Cherry Blossoms Jose Andre’s Zaytinya. I was at Jose’s restaurant almost 10 years ago and the food was incredible. I was excited  to dine at Zaytinya this trip and was a amazed by the delicious food. It has the best turkish/greek/lebanese tapas. Jose is opening Bazaar Miami in May 2012. Bazaar L.A. has received rave reviews. The restaurant will be designed by Philippe Starck and the cuisine will be latin/asian tapa’s. One can not be in Washington D.C without stopping at Georgetown Cupcakes. The salty carmel cupcake was to die for.