Blue Zone Dining: Food for a long(er) life

Blue Zone Dining: Food for a long(er) life

This month, team SKORDO is talking about the functions of food. Preparing, sharing, and enjoying a meal can be an expression of love. Or eating can make us break out in hives. It’s fuel. It’s tasty. It has the power to invigorate and the strength to humble. More recently food and cooking have inspired countless docu-series discussions and motivated more than one of our vacation itineraries. Clearly, our team is obsessed with food, but we’re waking up to the fact that we rarely look to our plates for a longer life.  

September 13, 2021
An Evening Exploring <I>Eat Cool

An Evening Exploring Eat Cool

Food writer Karen Watterson shares our evening cooking from Vanessa Seder's new cookbook Eat Cool.
July 30, 2021
Hello Barbecue Season!

Hello Barbecue Season!

We had so much fun ringing in summer last weekend with a full-on barbecue spread. It felt great to fire up the grill for the first time... Here's a dive into what we made, and some recipes to go with it.
June 03, 2021
Middle Eastern Mezze

Middle Eastern Mezze

Hellooo new SKORDO set - this Middle Eastern compilation may be just the thing to expand your palette!

A brush of Syrian Za’atar on the flatbread, a Baharat marinade on the vegetables, a Dukkah crust on the Halloumi, and an Advieh seasoned broth for the rice. These flavors, combined with the various textures, creates a meal that is begging to be shared with your loved ones. Thankful to have my SKORDO blends to help me travel to different cultures, while still staying pandemic safe in my home kitchen!

April 29, 2021
Cookbook Review: Ottolenghi Simple

Cookbook Review: Ottolenghi Simple

We were craving something light, fresh and different to make and ended up diving back into Ottolenghi Simple - It is all we have been cooking from for the past three weeks and is perfect for spring! 
April 20, 2021
Holiday Cookies!

Holiday Cookies!

Whether you’re rolling out dough with a loved one, mailing some to friends, or leaving some out for Santa; cookies are essential to the holidays! Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection has over 100 variations of cookie recipes. My family always makes several dozen Linzer Tarts and Peanut Butter Thumbprints, but this year I decided to spice it up. 
December 17, 2020
Game Day Eats

Game Day Eats

While everyone shows up ready to root for one team or the other, there is no debate that the food is truly the highlight of every game day. The right snacks will put all rivalries aside - it's all about finding the perfect bite to grab between plays. 
September 25, 2020
Celebrate with Seafood

Celebrate with Seafood

A few nights back I brought home two pounds of mussels and two pounds of tuna steaks for a celebratory dinner. My husband and I had just put a house under contract earlier that morning (fingers crossed!) and our good friends had just listed theirs in anticipation for a move up the coast. We figured a nice seafood spread was the perfect way to round out the day. Baked sweet potato fries, a hearty loaf of bread and a salad topped with citrus complimented the fish and we made sure the white wine was flowing.
July 26, 2020
Mixology for You and Me.

Mixology for You and Me.

Sipping a made-just-for-you drink is the perfect punctuation to a busy week. These days many of us are missing the colorful creations of talented mixologists and settling for mediocre or downright boring end of day drinks. Well, just like the sourdough you’ve perfected over the last few weeks, now’s the time to master the art of handcrafted cocktails.
June 17, 2020
Pairings: Beer and Grilling

Pairings: Beer and Grilling

Are you even grilling if you don't have a beer in hand? We're big believers in the magical alchemy of smoky, charred meals and bright, hoppy drinks. SKOROD Team member Julia Bretz has been cooking with beer pairings in mind and has come up with the following tips and tricks!
June 12, 2020