Peach Better Have My Honey

Pink-orange orbs give off a heady floral scent, drawing you towards them, coaxing you to take them home. Slice open for a captivating aurulent center that prompts you to gorge yourself on this golden ambrosia. You consume them and glow with power, but even in your gluttony too many fresh fragrant phenomena wait for attention….

Turmeriffic Sweet Potato Patties

Bind together rust-colored sweet potatoes with ecru-esque cannellini beans and emerald swaths of spinach. Turn up the flavor with a blend of spices, smoky and sweet. Don’t forget salty ores of feta and a speckle of onions and garlic. Voila, dinner is served! 1 Large Sweet Potato 1 Can (15.5 oz) Cannellini Beans, Drained &…

You Dip, I Dip, We Dip

Friday evening, I readied myself for an outrageous , monumental, and ambitious evening of … Absolutely Nothing! Donning my clever and appropriate “NAMAST’AY IN BED” tank top, nothing could hold me back. But what about dinner? Food consumed without the restraint of cutlery, in bites large and small while relaxing on the couch, something spicy,…

Spagready!

I enjoy trips to the grocery store. Though I am susceptible to impulse buying and sometimes I might spend a little too much during a visit – it was on sale and you gotta spend money to save money! – it is generally an overall fun and relaxing experience. That said. Sometimes on a Sunday…

Strawberrily Baking It

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Father’s Day 2016 Once or twice a year I make a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for my dad, because he loves it. No two Strawberry Rhubarb pies are ever exactly the same. Sometimes I use frozen strawberries, sometimes I add cinnamon, sometimes I add lemon zest … it varies depending on convenience and…

Stall & Oats

Waiting around for a technician to arrive and check, service, install, fix, break, or fill-in-the-blank something in your home, stalls the majority of normal activity for that interval. Bound to the house, the usual pastimes and chores seem useless as anticipation builds while you wait for this potential grim reaper to emerge and cast a…

You are Beetiful, No Matter What They Say

A ruby in the rough. A husky exterior gives way to a brilliant red violent center of sweetness. We surround this gem with a flawless setting of flavor accoutrements. This serves as a bright accessory that rounds out any meal! Beets, Whole & Raw Olive Oil Aluminum Foil Balsamic Vinegar Feta Cheese Salt & Pepper…

What’s not to Loave?

Raspberry Pineapple Banana Bread Mini Loaves This is a dessert with a message of COEXISTENCE. Could I have picked one element to highlight? Just bananas or just raspberries or JUST pineapple… Sure. But every once in a while, it is fun to bring different flavors together and experience how each component manages to shine, without…

No Knead to Worry

Treat yourself to a practice in patience. Breath rises as bread rises. Kneading is an exhale that brings calmness. Ok. Forget the metaphor. Baking bread is relaxing and fun, so do it if you want! 2 ½ cups Whole Wheat Flour 2 Cups Cake Flour (AP is fine too, but I have had this cake…

OReeseo Bars

I am not the first to attempt this tectonic treat. I walk in the footsteps of giants who have already successfully combined milk chocolate with peanut butter and chocolate cookie wafer with frosting. I follow in the wake of magicians who have already skillfully sandwiched these well-known confections between batter and dough and layered them…

Brussel up Some Grub

No need to balk at Brussel sprouts. Move past your prejudice of this overly mistreated vegetable. Rid your mind of the association with soggy overcooked mushy leaves. Change your flavor paradigm. Roasting tinges the delicate green of this tiny robust cabbage with golden brilliance. The addition of bell peppers, shallots, and garlic bolster the freshness…

What Ice Creams are Made of

Question: Cookies or Cupcakes? Answer: Ice Cream. Go! This recipe sprang forth from perusing several  different ice cream and frozen custard recipes, focusing on what Martha and Ina had to say, including a simple recipe from Incredible Egg. It is simple, straightforward, and so good! 2 Eggs + 3 Egg Yolks 1 Cup Brown Sugar…