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It’s been such a long time…

November 6th, 2012

Hello again my friends! It’s been a long time since I have posted, so much has been going on. Those of you close to me, or whom follow me on Facebook know what’s been going on the last few months. For those of you who don’t know It has been a crazy few months. Since we last chatted I;

Moved into a new apartment


Helped roll out and 

working at one of the Cohn Restaurant Group’s new ventures- 100 Wines Hillcrest


got my first Culinary tattoo: MISE EN PLACE in the shape of my favorite Santoku chef knife.


I have cooked a ton at the restaurant of course, but I finally got my kitchen setup the way I want in my new apartment. Now that everything is unpacked and setup, I have been working on some new fall/winter/holiday recipes. Here is a simple one I have been making lately, everyone who tries it has loved it, me included. Try it at home, put a spin on it, let me know how it turns out!


Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

serving of 4




4 Chicken thighs, I use skinless & boneless

1 tbsp of each; Fresh thyme, rosemary, parsley finely chopped

1 Lemon, Zested and juiced

1/2 cup dry white wine

Season with, Sea Salt, Pepper, garlic powder and dehydrated lemon zest (omit if you do not have. DO NOT substitute for fresh zest, it will burn in the oven.

Step 1

In a ziplock bag, place chicken, all herbs and seasoning, the juice of 1/2 a lemon. and your wine. Let sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. OR 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Set oven to 375*.

Step 2

Place chicken on a parchment or silpat lined sheet pan. Drizzle with Olive Oil or a slice of butter, Roast in oven until interior temp reaches 165*.

Step 3

Serve & Enjoy.

I added a simple pan sauce for this. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of butter, 1 diced shallot, 1 cup sliced mushrooms, saute until tender. Add a splash of white wine,some of your lemon zest and reduce. Drizzle over chicken, if you want more lemon flavor, add the remaining zest & juice to your sauce.

Thanks for coming back to check in with me, I will definitely try to keep up with posts better as I experiment with my new holiday recipes. I hope you all have been well,remember- Cook, Eat, then spread the chews!

I just want to send out a big thank you to all those helping out those affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. ALL of my friends and family are safe, but many of them are without electric, heat, and some are without homes. The devastation is incredible! Many of the places i grew up going to are completely gone! and Although I am glad I moved away from NY, I wish I was there with all of them now. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and give if you can. I know New Yorker’s are tough, but they need our help.