Grill | Thai Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Chili Relish and Garlic Lime Mayonnaise

Thai Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Chili Relish and Garlic Lime Mayo

Whenever I try to be virtuous and order a turkey burger, regret almost always ensues! It arrives in any combination of tough, dry and flavorless, making me wish I’d gone for the juicy beef version that my tablemates ordered. But turkey burgers don’t have to suffer a bland and tasteless fate – you just have to take a little time to build flavor before it hits the grill. The burgers in this recipe are tender and juicy, and I’ve packed them with Thai flavor. Continue reading “Grill | Thai Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Chili Relish and Garlic Lime Mayonnaise”

Sip | French Greyhound

French Greyhound cocktail

It’s Friday, finally! Have you ever had one of those weeks that’s managed to go by too slowly and too quickly? It’s been one of those for me, which feels like the perfect time to kick off my new series of cocktail posts. With the current weather fluctuating wildly from cold to warm, I’m craving something that hints at summer but doesn’t feel like white linen in February. This French Greyhound is a cocktail I created for Sheridan Road Magazine’s current issue, a playfully elevated twist on the classic Greyhound. It combines grapefruit’s bittersweet juice with the just-sweet-enough elderflower liqueur, St. Germain. Meyer lemon, with its complex herbal and citrusy floral notes, ties it all together in an elegant bow. Stir a few up for your next brunch in lieu of the expected Screwdriver or Bloody Mary.  And stay tuned for fletcher + fork’s next warm weather potion – my father’s insanely good mango margaritas. You’ll thank (or curse) me – they are addictive! Continue reading “Sip | French Greyhound”

Revised Classic | Homemade Big Macs with Special Sauce


A few years ago during an outing to Little Goat Diner, our daughter Hannah ordered the All-American Burger – complete with special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun.  Everyone at the table tried it and loved it, so I decided to surprise them with a version we could enjoy at home. I started by Googling “Big Mac Special Sauce,” and there it was – the original recipe. But gack! It was pre-bottled, sugary, preservative-laden stuff. Consequently, I set about making a healthier version (and by healthier I do not mean low-fat, simply not so processed) that would still taste like the real deal. It was an instant hit both at home and on my lifestyle site, the aesthete and the dilettante, where I originally published the recipe. Fire up your grills and prepare for smiles! Extra points if you whip up strawberry milkshakes. Continue reading “Revised Classic | Homemade Big Macs with Special Sauce”

Entertain | Apricot Glazed Spring Lamb Chops


Lamb chops are a favorite spring starter or main for me when entertaining. They are elegant yet simple – who doesn’t want that? But you don’t have to wait for a party! These are so easy to put together, you can have them on the table for a weeknight dinner in less than half an hour. I created this recipe for the March issue of Sheridan Road magazine, thinking they would be perfect for an Easter celebration. Continue reading “Entertain | Apricot Glazed Spring Lamb Chops”