Duck Liver Pâté

On rare occasions I get duck liver from Stokesberry Farm, I make pâté.


This simple recipe is adapted from Jacques Pepin’s Kitchen: Cooking with Claudine Continue reading “Duck Liver Pâté”

Willows Inn

So what it’s like to dine in one of the ten restaurants in the world worth a plane ride.


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Orzo with Arugula Sauce

My love affair with arugula began three years ago when my friend Maggie, Jimmy and I made a stop at the French Rivera on our way to the Festival of Lights in Lyon. Maggie is a competitive runner. She runs everyday even on holidays and maintains a very healthy diet, which means a daily intake of some sort of green salad. Me, on the other hand, thought salads are for little bunnies. Continue reading “Orzo with Arugula Sauce”

Travel during flu season

Before I start recounting our trip, I would like to write a brief post about traveling during cold and flu season.

A few weeks ago, I ran into my neighbor who had just returned from visiting Australia and was very sick. Right after the new year, two of my gym teachers also became sick after their flights. This reminded me that traveling this time of the year could pose additional challenges.

I did some research and came up with this list. Since I have successfully dodged “the sneezing and coughing”(fingers crossed),  I think it may have worked 🙂 Continue reading “Travel during flu season”