Chili Powder and Beyond

What’s good? It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been in my head. I’ve been surrounded by words and ideas, wrapped up in joy and mischief and smoke. There have been about a million things I’ve been planning on posting during this near year long hiatus, but who knows why I haven’t. I haven’t posted in…

Birthday Brunch Board

After putting together last year’s Birthday Brunch Board (I later did another one inspired by Thanksgiving), I noticed there was exactly as many items as years I’ve been breathing. Not one to ignore coincidences, but instead catalog them as fate, I found it fitting to declare it a new tradition…a birthday brunch board featuring an item per year. At…

Portobello Breakfast Burger

It’s a pretty rare occurrence to eat something that is both one of the tastiest things you’ve ever eaten and one of the healthiest things you’ve ever eaten. All my boyfriend does while eating these portobello breakfast burgers is repeat ‘oh my god’ while looking bewildered, like he had just woken up from a particularly strange…

Pickle Relish

This may seem like an ill-timed post, seeing as how most people associate relish with summer/grilling and, as much as we may try to fight it, that season is waving goodbye. But, you know what, I didn’t go to an Amish market at the beginning of summer and buy a crazy amount of little cucumbers…

End of Summer, Lowkey Moroccan- Inspired Feast

I call this a lowkey feast because it comes together easily despite being composed of a good number of dishes and the prep work is separated over two days, meaning you don’t have to spend the precious last days of summer in the kitchen. What is all that beautiful food, you’re wondering?? Grilled Butternut Squash…

Rhubarb and Ginger Barbecue Sauce

This should be called a Sunday Rushed Post as I only have a minute to write it up. Happy father’s day to all the papas out there! I made this barbecue sauces, along with a few other varieties, for my boyfriend’s dad. I swear I’m generally not a stereotypical, gender-based gift giver; I know people…

Pear Cider Vinegar

This post has been a long time in the making – I took the first pictures for it on March 19th, nearly 3 months ago. But all good things take time – and this, believe me, is very, very good. It certainly helps that it’s also practically free. If you know me and my boyfriend…

Walnut Butter with Dates & Vanilla

This post probably doesn’t need to exist. Making nut butters is so simple, intuitive even. But, I suppose, if I inspire even one person to make vs. buy then I’ve done my job. I’ve also got a post in the works that uses this walnut butter so I figured why not give it it’s own…

Preserved Lemon Dressing with Tarragon & Honey

Preserved lemons are amazing. As you can see, the jar says 2/12 (the day I started them) but they’re already half gone. I try to let them ferment a month, but keep finding myself sneaking into the jar, sometimes just to dip in a finger to lick off the delicious salty-lemony brine. I’m a lemon…