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Open Faced Burrata BLT’s with Tomato Jam, Butter Lettuce, Bacon + Basil

These crispy creamy open faced Burrata BLT’s are unlike anything you’ve probably ever had before. Toasty sourdough, creamy burrata and bright tomato jam pair with fresh leaves of butter lettuce, fragrant basil and crispy bacon. Add a little maldon salt and a few pinches of red pepper flakes and you’ve got yourself the perfect summery dish any time of year. Burrata BLT with tomato jam and basil

Most of my mornings revolve around flipping eggs while simultaneously sweating my ass off in our kitchen at Black Dolphin Inn. So by the time I’m home, the idea of sweating even more over lunch is a major no-go. That’s why I always try to make something that’s fresh, flavorful, exciting, and well, something doesn’t involve a lot of added heat.

When I was whipping up some lunch for Jerm and I the other day, I wanted to make something that was similar to a BLT but a little bit more extra. Insert these beautiful babes. Toasty sourdough, creamy burrata and bright tomato jam pair with fresh leaves of butter lettuce, fragrant basil and crispy bacon. Add a little maldon salt and a few pinches of red pepper flakes and you’ve got a perfect summertime dish that is good anytime of year. Continue reading

The Gooey Gobbler – A Perfect Way to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

And so the most jam-packed week of my life is underway and I’ve got to say — so far, so good! After just getting back from a fun-filled wedding weekend in Tallahassee with all of my best friends, to coming home for 24 hours and cooking at Black Dolphin Inn, to then quickly jetting to NYC, it seems as if Thanksgiving is the light (somewhat) at the end of the tunnel.

What’s not to love? Friends, family, and delicious food is right around the corner and for that, I’m super, SUPER grateful! Oh and total humble brag here but I need to mention it since I won’t be posting next week. I’m also grateful that my entire family is heading to Italy on Saturday for our first family trip in almost 7 years since we opened BDI… but that’s another story which you will be seeing a lot of if you follow me on instagram! Continue reading

Sour Power: Goats Milk Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Sour Cherry Jam, Crispy Fried Sage + Bacon on Sourdough Bread

goats milk cheddar grilled cheese with sour cherry jam, crispy fried sage, bacon + black pepper butter on sourdough

Baking and I do not get along. The idea of measuring a bunch of white stuff that all looks the same stresses me the eff out. I can never remember if I added a certain ingredient which then causes me to second guess myself and of course, ruin it. I’ve never been good at it and to tell you the truth, the idea of having to be all scientist-like gives me an automatic tension headache.

Last week when my friends from Brooklyn, Adina and Adam (my fav humans in the world/geniuses behind the skincare wonder-line S.W. Basics), brought me a sourdough starter, I internally panicked. I really wanted a sourdough starter, not because I knew what to do with it, but because it sounded awesome and I like to be optimistic about one day becoming a baking queen. Deep down, I knew that I would never use it, it would die, and I would have to apologetically tell them that I killed their 2 year old yeast baby. Continue reading