Chicken with Pineapple-Mango-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Chicken with Pineapple-Mango-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce | Lemons & Anchovies Blog

  How would you describe your perfect day?  I imagine your answer, like mine, would vary depending on mood, circumstance or even the season.  Because of the frenetic pace that life has been going lately I’ve found myself, more than a few times, wishing I were on a beach somewhere far away.  Then the tragic […]

Chinese Chili Sauce

Chinese Chili Sauce-3

  It is an ongoing joke in my family how out of control my father can be when it comes to picking up unusual items at the Asian market (oddly-flavored drinks, chips, crackers, condiments).  Where my mother will come home bearing only the items she put on her list when shopping alone, excursions with my […]

Penne with Chicken and Pistachio Pesto

Penne with Chicken and Pistachio Pesto-3

  What fun thing did you do this St. Patrick’s Day weekend?  Here in the Bay Area we were blessed with gorgeous weather.  Though I grew up in San Francisco (and have seen the view countless times) I still couldn’t help but smile as I drew closer to the Golden Gate Bridge yesterday, especially since […]

Pan-Fried Trout, White Bean Purée, Wilted Spinach and Baby Squash


  It is 4:30 am and I have been up for hours.  I had my morning cup of tea shortly after 3 am and as I type now the washer and dryer are running, my to-do list has been updated and I’m eating a bowl of chicken adobo and rice with a glass of orange […]

Taste of South America, Part 1: Buenos Aires

Grilled Lamb with Chimichurri-2

  Jet lag is partly to blame.  During my first few hours walking around the Recoleta barrio (neighborhood) of Buenos Aires, I kept thinking I was in Europe.  Along Avenida Alvear, I may as well have been.  The Recoleta is at the heart of the French Heritage district where much of the architecture was modeled […]