Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits


Sometimes I’m in the mood for a cocktail, but not the alcohol in the cocktail. Others in the world of spirits must be on the same wavelength because there’s a new product in the UK called Seedlip, non-alcoholic spirits that add a mélange of flavors to tonic, soda, or a light carbonated beverage for a deeply satisfying non-alcoholic cocktail. Seedlip comes in two flavors – Garden and Spice – and it’s turning up in some of the hippest restaurants and […]

Green Peach Salad


Finding a perfectly ripe peach can be a challenge in a modern grocery store. Hard as rocks, almost impossible to slice, these round objects that pass for peaches are often too green to eat. But wait! Food 52’s Genius Recipes has a groundbreaking green peach salad recipe that makes a virtue of even the hardest, most unappealing peaches. It couldn’t be easier, with a half dozen ingredients (including peaches) which you probably already have in your kitchen. Let the salad […]

Chocolate Ginger Squares


Two of my very favorite flavors in one cookie-like bar: what could be more delicious (and not entirely unhealthy!) If you have a look at the ingredients in the bar, it’s oatmeal, coconut oil and other healthy things. How healthy you want to make the chocolate topping depends on whether you use chocolate or cacao. I used a bit of both because as much as I know cacao is healthier, the chocolate tastes better to me. That’s the balance I’m […]

One of the Petersham flower carts


We’ve been visiting our favorite places in London recently and wanted to share some of them with you. If you’ve been reading AT for a while you know I’ve been a big fan of Petersham Nursery for years, a nursery/restaurant/antique shop just outside London. What heaven – all of my favorite things in one place! They’ve now opened a store in Covent Garden – and two restaurants. It’s all wonderful, but my heart belongs to the original location in Richmond, […]

Steak Salad


It’s satisfying when a really unusual flavor pairing turns out to be even better than you imagined. Steak and fresh cherries? Really? And celery? And yet it works in a savory-sweet-hot combination that will have you scraping your plate. The cherry juice combines with the steak juices in a way that will make you want to sing! The presentation is gorgeous, all reds and browns and bright green. And then there’s the jalapeño, which makes everything just pop! This makes […]