Pink (Valentine’s) Cupcakes

My first post of the year – and it’s been quite the break. Long story short; a burst water pipe forced us out of our RI home, and we are currently staying in lovely, but temporary, digs just off gorgeous Main Street, in East Greenwich.  Another post awaits with all the crazy details but, in the meantime, I…

Vodka Caipirinha

One of my favorite cocktails. The first time I had a Caipirinha was in an intimate Latino bar in Camden, London, called Made In Brazil, just around the corner from the magazine office where I worked. This was such a fun place for after-work drinks and their Caipirinha became my go-to drink. Traditionally made with Cachaça (a…

Shrimp and Arugula (rocket) Pasta

The last time I cooked shrimp pasta, I cooked it in a fairly bog-standard tomato-based sauce. I don’t know where I went wrong but my husband and I were left distinctly underwhelmed. My dream of it tasting like my mother’s silky, slightly spicy seafood pasta was sadly unfulfilled. Then I remembered a gorgeous prawn (this is…

Warm Chicken, Bacon and Arugula Salad

Possibly one of my favorite salads ever! Light enough to eat in the summer and comforting enough for a winter dish too, my husband and I never get bored of eating this. The idea for this came from a Waitrose (Posh English supermarket) recipe card from around 20 years ago! But serve it up for…