Lahanodolamdes (pronounced: LA-ha-no-dol-ma-thes) are the Greek version of cabbage rolls. Rice and ground meat get flavored with seasonal herbs, wrapped in softened cabbage leaves and gently cooked in liquid until they are melt in your mouth tender. Cabbage rolls are a simple food that are made in different cultures all throughout Europe and the Middle East. Our… READ MORE

Citrus season is in full swing and we continue to consume it in all ways possible. One of our very favorite seasonal combinations is citrus and fennel, they compliment each other so wonderfully. While at the farmers market the other day, I was fortunate to find one of my farmer friends had a generous amount… READ MORE


Preserved lemons are experiencing quite a moment in the food world, becoming much more commonly used in restaurants and home kitchens nowadays. But this ancient food has filled jars on pantry shelves across the Arab Mediterranean region for thousands of years. Simply born out of the need to store and preserve lemons past their season, preserved… READ MORE

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN POINT REYES, CALIFORNIA four days of hands-on lessons, exploring what makes a compelling food story, in beautiful Point Reyes, by the coast on a working goat farm!! SOLD OUT! wow, thank you! {register} email bella [at] to reserve your spot This will be my first food photography & styling workshop… READ MORE

Lemon curd is one of the simplest and most rewarding things you can make during citrus season. There is no shortage of citrus in our neighborhood and the meyer lemons are perfect for picking this time of year. Four ingredients and about 15 minutes of time are all you need to make a batch of this… READ MORE

There's something special about a well put together cheese board. Salty, sweet & savory while mixing crunchy & soft textures - a good cheese board brings all of these elements to the table. The thing I love most about cheese boards is how they are quick to pull together while at the same time looking… READ MORE


If we had to choose just one Greek dessert to be our favorite, it would have to be baklava. Layer upon layer of filo dough filled with finely ground nuts infused with a touch of spice, baked until golden and then drenched in a honey syrup - baklava is an epic dessert. The only problem… READ MORE

Cold weather calls for cozy past times like snuggling under your favorite blanket with a mug of hot chocolate. While you would probably expect that mug of hot chocolate to be a rich brown color, if you came over to our house you would find something quite different in your mug. A mellow green matcha… READ MORE

Pizza has got to be one of the best foods on earth, I mean, have you ever met anyone who doesn't like pizza?! Pizza is a passion in our house. Ever since my hubby first told me his favorite part of going to college in New York was the pizza, I was on a pursuit to… READ MORE

Eating french toast on the weekend has been a tradition in my family ever since I can remember. Breakfast on the weekend meant that my dad would be cooking for us and he made the very best french toast. A golden crispy exterior with a fluffy custard center, french toast was his specialty. Once I… READ MORE