My cooking is inspired by my coastal lifestyle, my southern New England roots, and the seasonal produce from nearby, southwest Florida farms.
Laurie Colwin once wrote: “No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past and the advice and menus of cooks present.” As a kid, I spent lots of time in kitchens of loved ones, watching them in action. They all influenced me, especially my French Canadian grandmother. Meat pie, pork roast with brown potatoes, chorizo and peppers, clam boil, baked beans and date squares were her best dishes, and I remember them all.
I work alongside my artist husband, Brendan, in our home studio. We work hard, but we really like to have fun. The pic above shows our annual ‘brunch on the boat’ – it always garners second glances from anglers envious of our tasty spread. But I believe when you’re not catching fish, you should enjoy tasty snacks, and a little elegance makes it even better.
You’ll find lots of seafood dishes here, along with salads, sides and desserts. My Field Trip Fridays highlight places that inspire me, and hopefully you, too. Oh, and be sure to check out my flour sack towels and tote bags — all designed and printed in our studio.