There is nothing that transports me to Italy faster than a really well done pasta alla checca. At its most simple, it's just marinated tomatoes tossed with fresh pasta but I've learned how to make it amazing.
The best way to toast the height of summer? Around here we think it's with this twist on a classic Bourbon Smash Cocktail where we add in loads of fresh mint, not one but two types of citrus, and the ripest peaches you can find!
On my first trip to Italy, I'd religiously finish the day with a cone of straciatella gelato while the adults would sip on ice-cold Limoncello. Though I didn't ever try more than an eyedropper full of the stuff, the intensely sweet, floral lemony flavor stayed with me and inspired these very adult Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicles.
We love the Moscow Mule for its refreshing combination of lime, ginger beer, and vodka. And adore that it too is a native Californian. The only thing better than the classic cocktail? Making it with strawberries!
One of our all-time favorite summer dishes? This summery vegetarian pasta that's by no means traditional but by all means delicious and loaded with all the best seasonal produce from corn to zucchini blossoms!
A simple dessert recipe combining some of our favorite flavors of Northern Italy. Made with broiled fruit, rosemary-infused honey, whipped Mascarpone cheese, and crumbled amaretti cookies, it's so easy to make but so flavorful!
When peaches are in season, we're 100% about them in every meal and every moment. Be it in our morning granola, tucked into this twist on panzanella salads, and, as a this twist on peaches and cream — here in ice cream form.
I’ve been obsessed with all things verde lately, ever since returning from my trip to Baja California, be it salsa verde or Aguachile Verde. So, naturally, when I created a twist on a Bloody Mary for my fellow Californians at Hangar 1 Vodka, I went verde and made this Tomatillo Bloody Mary Cocktail.
We like our cocktails with an edge: sometimes spicy and other times just a tinge bitter. You're probably noticed that we use Campari and Aperol A LOT when we want a hint of bitter so it was only a matter of time until we added it to our margaritas!
I wish I knew about this salad so long ago. It's inspired by a salad I found at M Cafe de Chaya that's a bit fancier – with tempeh bacon, beets, and a vegan "Ranch" dressing. But, after spending way more than I should ever be spending on salads, I decided to make my own version.