Tag Archives: fire

doug katz knows breakfast

Of course he knows dinner, too, and a few things in between. But it’s the early hours of the day where he tends to win us over. I absolutely love going out to breakfast with my family. For whatever reason, it makes me feel like we’re on vacation. Even if it’s just sitting outside at […]

cook like doug katz: french-style mushroom and asparagus omelette

May is full of great local chef recipes! Here’s an absolutely fantastic French-style asparagus and mushroom omelette from chef Doug Katz of Fire. 3 tablespoons of local clarified butter or canola oil 3 large local eggs, beaten Kosher salt, to taste 1/4 cup local sharp cheddar, grated 4 thin spears of local asparagus, cleaned and […]

a perfect saturday: brunch & market

A common ritual for us, at least last year, was brunch at Vine & Bean followed by a trip to the Shaker Square farmers’ market. We got a little crazy recently  and mixed it up – we went to Fire for pre-market brunch. I’m a fan of Fire for dinner and really like chef Doug […]

q&a with dr. roizen

Food is a vital aspect of lives. We need it to survive. We break bread with family and friends. We put some chefs in the same category as rock stars. We want to know where our food comes from.  And we celebrate many moments, big and small, over a plate of culinary goodness. And yet, […]

cook like doug katz: local mushroom risotto

Holiday entertaining on the mind? Then this dish could be for you: local mushroom risotto courtesy of chef Doug Katz at Fire. I’m a big fan of this chef and Fire so you just know this will impress guests. local mushroom risotto (yield: 8 portions) 3 ounces, olive oil 1 cup,  fennel, fine dice 1 […]

ohio wines coming to a restaurant near you (plus recipe from doug katz)

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is explore our many wineries. I’m especially fond of Harpersfield in Geneva. The grounds are lovely, staff welcoming and pet-friendly (that is, if your dog is small), which is ideal for us because we can bring both kids – Natalie and Stella. And of course, […]

clevelanders love their veggies (as in veggie u)

Like you, I believe in giving back. Whether it’s volunteering my time or the various organizations my husband and I  support, I think it’s important to help others because you never know when you could be the one that needs a helping hand. But I never put this blog to good use, and it’s been […]

funny how things change

I don’t like spice. I love spices, but anything that adds heat – I’ll pass. This includes pepper – barely use it (yes, I know what you’re thinking). I love all types of food and will try just about anything but am a serious wuss when it comes to any bit of hotness on my […]

chef doug katz on the perfect thanksgiving turkey (plus win heinen’s gift card)

We are just a few weeks away from both my favorite holiday and favorite meal of the year (no presents – just amazing food, family and drink). We all have our favorite Thanksgiving traditions, dishes and stories. This year, I’m in charge of getting and prepping the bird (I can’t let my family eat the one my […]