amy chaplin

celebrating the art of eating well

Summer vacation~ what to pack

POSTED ON August 14, 2015

Posted in pantry, travel

Summer vacation~ what to pack

Last summer when I packed up my kitchen essentials to head to the beach for a couple of weeks, I thought about writing this post. So, this year I decided to photograph what I packed to share what I take when heading to a summer rental.

I’m not sure about you, but for me [...] continue reading ->

Apricot coconut upside down cake with cardamom

POSTED ON August 2, 2015

Posted in Dessert

Apricot coconut upside down cake with cardamom

If you’ve read the tart section in my book, you’ll know that tarts are my favorite go-to summery dessert. With a virtually fool proof equation: crisp and nutty crust + succulent fruit to fill = delicious, tarts are hard to get wrong. However, the other day at the farmer’s market on a quest for [...] continue reading ->

Zucchini tangle with poached eggs and green harissa

POSTED ON July 7, 2015

Posted in Breakfast, Mains

Zucchini tangle with poached eggs and green harissa

 

One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast in summer is tomato on toast; it’s a childhood favorite that goes perfectly with a good cup of tea. I’ve written about it before here. Since tomatoes are just now only beginning to show themselves at my local market, in an effort [...] continue reading ->

Matcha Latte

POSTED ON June 18, 2015

Posted in drinks

Matcha Latte

 

It’s no secret that I love green tea; in recent years I’ve come to appreciate (and totally adore) matcha. When made properly with ceremonial grade tea it not only tastes deliciously rich and grassy with a nice caffeine boost, but it’s also a mood enhancer. Matcha promotes clear, focused thinking, which [...] continue reading ->

Spring carrot pea shoot salad and a James Beard Award !

POSTED ON May 17, 2015

Posted in cleanse, Gluten free, Salads, Side Dishes

Spring carrot pea shoot salad and a James Beard Award !

It was with a full, but heavy heart that I spent this past Mother’s day. My Mother had just left to return to Australia after a 2 ½ week surprise visit. Having spent 23 years living overseas, I’ve had quite a few of these goodbyes and none of them has ever been easy. When [...] continue reading ->