Hello, World.

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At 7:07 am on October 18th, we welcomed little Margot Louise into the world. She arrived promptly on her due date, and weighed 5lbs and 11oz. She is tiny and perfect and we are completely in love with her.  I’ll be back to food and recipes and writing shortly, but for now I’m taking a little time to just be… Read More »

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Curry

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Curry |

The last few years, I’ve had relatively rotten luck with my garden. First, there are the evil crows in my neighborhood that take great delight in eating all my seeds and sprouts. (And these crows are smart! So smart, in fact, that I’m a little paranoid that they might read this blog post and punish me for it.) In addition, all the… Read More »

Sweet Cream Biscuits with Roasted Plums and Chai Infused Whipped Cream

sweet cream biscuits with roasted plums and chai whipped cream |

When it comes to making biscuits, there are two ways to go about it. There’s the classic Buttermilk Biscuit, and there’s the Sweet Cream Biscuit. Buttermilk biscuits are typically made with buttermilk, and lots (and lots) of butter. Sweet cream biscuits, on the other hand, opt for heavy cream instead of buttermilk and butter. Buttermilk biscuits tend to be a… Read More »

Brussels Sprout Soba Salad with Fish Sauce and Mint

brussels sprout soba salad with fish sauce and mint |

I’ll just come right out and say it: This is a David Chang recipe. Really, all I did was take his genius recipe and fiddle with it a bit. I made the sprouts and the sauce, mostly to his specifications. Then, I made some buckwheat soba noodles according to the package directions. Lastly, I tossed the soba noodles with the sprouts… Read More »

Peach Cornmeal Skillet Cake with Lavender

peach cornmeal skillet cake with lavender |

I’ve made this recipe a couple of times now, and finally took the time to stop and snap a couple of photos. That’s the problem with delicious desserts, you see. They disappear far too quickly to take photos. Truth be told, however, this isn’t the most photogenic of cakes. Granted, this recipe is an adaptation of a Martha Stewart recipe…. Read More »

End of Summer Preserves: A Roundup of Canning Favorites and a Recipe for Quick Pickled Grapes!

end of summer preserving guide |

As much as I hate to admit it, the end of summer is rapidly approaching. For some, it may already feel like summer is over. School is back in session, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are cool and crisp. I can’t say I’m ready for summer to be over. I want to savor it for just a… Read More »