Now that the season has turned to the crisp atmosphere of winter, it’s the perfect time to start cozying up by the fireplace, hot cocoa in hand, or to wrap yourself in your favorite blanket while sipping on the morning’s coffee. But best of all is enjoying all the warm baked treats that are so appropriate this time of year. And hardly anything is better than a fresh batch of cardamom-spiced pear turnovers. Unlike the bursting flavor of summer stone fruits and berries, winter fruit is rich but understated—the flavors need to be coaxed into fullness. So, in this recipe… Read more
This pan-fried halloumi & peach salad on a bed of arugula is the summer salad I can’t get enough of. Topped with homemade basil oil for the most vibrant of flavors, I have no doubt you will love this salad. I’ve been working on some fun and easy summer dinner recipes, so when I had the chance to work with Wolf Gourmet products, specifically their 8.5” inch skillet and high-performance blender, I decided to create a delicious warm-weather salad. The 8.5” skillet is one of the most versatile pans in the kitchen, perfectly sized for preparation of smaller meals, side dishes and omelets…. Read more
Spring is all about delicate greens and pinks returning to the market – soft herbs and lettuces, rhubarb, strawberries, radishes all fall into this color story and all make wonderful toppings for thick slices of perfectly toasted bread- which just happens to be one of my favorite food groups. The best thing about the Wolf Gourmet 4-slice toaster is how it can accommodate extra thick slices of bread, which make the best toast for topping. It also has a warming function that keeps your toast nice and, well, toasty warm while you putz around deciding what to put on it…. Read more
If you’ve been following me for a while on Instagram, you probably noticed how much I LOVE TOAST. I will never get bored with eating it, making it and coming up with fun ways to dress it up. From avocado to poached eggs or last night’s leftovers, the possibilities are endless. Mediterranean flavors came to mind when I was thinking of what to top this lovely toast with, so I created a creamy, velvety white bean spread. I was excited to use my new Wolf Gourmet 4-Slice Toaster for this recipe. This toaster is just right for the artisanal styles of… Read more
I’m probably like millions of other people who absolutely adore avocado toast. For me, it’s the perfect swift breakfast on a busy morning, the midday work break snack or even the low-key dinner option when absolutely exhausted. What makes avocado toast so great is its incredible simplicity and versatility. Flavors do not have to be complicated and recipes don’t have to be daunting to tackle this nutritious meal option. I mix and match avocado toast flavors based on my daily preferences and the convenience of whatever I might have lurking in my refrigerator. These four options are some of my favorites… Read more
On a particularly early morning, I found myself sitting in one of London’s east end restaurants, working through details of a fast approaching and fairly high-pressure event. It was a misty wooly grey morning, and I had waited outside in the drizzle for someone to let me in. Being so early, the space was just a hair shy of warm, the ovens only having just begun their day’s labor. I ordered a cup of black coffee, imagining it would be the hottest thing on their early morning menu. A hand appeared in my peripheral vision and placed a plate in… Read more
When we need a quick snack on the go, we inevitably reach for a granola bar. Convenient and satisfying, these little bars can deliver breakfast during the morning commute, get us through a noon meeting, or tide us over until dinner. There are entire grocery store aisles devoted to bars of all kinds. Picking the right bar can be overwhelming – there’s crunchy, soft, protein-filled, fiber-filled, low-carb, vegan, raw, and probably 20 other different categories to choose from. If you find yourself turning over every box and analyzing the nutritional benefits of bar A versus B and questioning some of… Read more
The arrival of a New Year calls for something decadent. Welcome 2016 with this French toast bread pudding for brunch. It’s crowned with a crunchy almond streusel and served with a buttered maple syrup. Use convection mode to ensure the bread pudding is evenly cooked inside with a crisp golden-brown topping. You can prepare the recipe ahead of time, so all you have to do in the morning is bake it. The Wolf Gourmet countertop oven with convection bakes, broils, roasts, proofs, toasts, and warms – all in a fast, energy efficient way.