Swiss Chard, Mushroom & Queso Fresco Empanadas

These empanadas had me looking on Craigslist for chest freezers the day after I made them. As someone whose freezer is always overflowing with food I make in bulk, I’ve always wanted more space, but after these empanadas I need it! I made about 80 of them the other day but afterwards I still was…

Fermented Peppers

I’ve been fermenting things for several years now, but recently my rotting world has become a whole new beast. Last fall I started fermenting handfuls and handfuls of serrano peppers every month mainly for ease of use; Now I can buy them just once a month when I go to El Rey, where they are…

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…

Curry Pizza with Cranberry Chutney & Labneh

This fall, I made the mistake of telling Burton that I could never have too many pumpkins. Never ever. Too many pumpkins? No such thing, nope, since they’re by far one of my favorite things to cook and just generally look at/be in the presence of. Pumpkin finds its way into everything I make: pesto,…

A Festive Feast

Last night, Burton and I jokingly wondered what kind of poor, tortured shlubs we must’ve been in our past life in order to get so lucky this time around (because that’s obviously how it works). I surprised him with a little painting/drawing station and a feast so special that one look and you knew ‘Christmas…

Thanksgiving Tacos

Cranberry/Chipotle sauce between the shells. Cornbread stuffing ‘meat’balls. Apple cider brussels sprout slaw. Sour cream gravy.  When telling my friend about these Thanksgiving tacos, I said “it’s like a pilgrim came in your mouth”. Though I know I’d probably be better off not having repeated that sentiment, I’m not sure how else I’d adequately describe…