Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Bread Crumbs

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Bread Crumbs

  It all started with a craving for pasta with crab.  I have this recipe in the archives which happens to be one of my favorites but I wanted a fiery component to the dish this time.  In November, when dungeness crab season starts here in the Bay Area, I’ll be able to satisfy this craving. […]

Bacon and Leek Quiche (and a France Summer Trip Recap)

France 2013- St. Jean Cap Ferrat

  It has been two months since our return from a late summer trip to France.  It followed two months of difficult recovery for my husband who was in a cycling accident in June.  In fact, up to one week before our scheduled departure I feared we would have to cancel.  But after nearly two […]

Vegetable Frittata

Vegetable Frittata | Lemons & Anchovies Blog

  I’ve always considered eggs to be one of the best comfort foods.  Whether poached, soft-boiled, fried and layered on toast or in an egg salad,  they never fail to satisfy–breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Frittatas come in handy for incorporating leftover meats and vegetables–the version I grew up with, Filipino torta, was often filled with leftover cooked […]

Fried Egg Tartine with Greens and Pesto Mayo

Fried Egg Tartine with Greens and Pesto Mayo-2

  Oh, leisurely weekend mornings!  How precious–and rare–they are!  I had barely cleared away the cobwebs in my head yesterday morning when my husband suggested that we take a day trip to Pismo Beach.  We have always wondered what the coastal town near San Luis Obispo is like and the fair weather gave us the […]

Filipino Torta Meets Italian Frittata

Mini Frittata (or Filipino Torta)

  All my favorite people were under one roof yesterday; we ate, caught up, teased and laughed…a lot.  I haven’t been as diligent about my monthly visits with my family who live two hours away so yesterday was even more special than Thanksgivings past.  The young men and women (my nephews and nieces) who joined […]

The Power of Will…and a Fried Egg


  I donned my cycling gear for the second time in three days…and 9 months.  This is the longest time I’ve spent away from my road bike and the reunion was bittersweet indeed.  I have missed being on the saddle, clipping into my pedals, the wind kissing my face.  Mentally I was ready for the […]

Pasta alla Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara-2

  The summer before my freshman year in high school, my family moved out of San Francisco and to a neighboring town a few miles away. This meant that I spent my first year in a new school trying to find my place in a sea of new faces.  I was extremely shy which severely […]

Lemon Cornmeal Cake

Lemon Cornmeal Cake-6

    I was a few days into my South America trip when I decided to check my work email and found this message:  “Jean, we saved a piece of lemon cake for you in the freezer.  You’ll really like it.”  Knowing my penchant for all things lemony, my office friends thoughtfully set aside a […]