Roasted Shellfish

My good friend Stefania, affectionately called Steffy, is a person who I met years ago upon my arrival in Italy.  Since those days back in 2008, our lives have travelled in different directions; Steffy, being nearly a decade younger than me, continued through her post-secondary education in Italy and myself, first continuing my career as…

A 4th of July in Good Company

Yesterday, we endulged our senses and spent a lovely Fourth of July in excellent company, eating and drinking merrily as we chatted and played with our wee ones. Accompanied by their dear friends who have been visiting from England, we passed the holiday with the Heaths, our friends here in New York, eating lunch, visiting…

Garlic Shrimp & Herbed Couscous Salad

Happy July the 4th, y’all! (Do I sound American? hahahaha!) We’re just entering our 6th day of a New York heat wave, and with that comes activities and meals which don’t just compliment the outrageous weather but actually serve as coping mechanisms.  Multiple trips to the neighborhood splash pad, cool, breathable clothing and low-maintenance, little…