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…

Mint and Basil Pickled Watermelon Tonics

It’s safe to say this is one of my favorite beverages I’ve ever had. I made it earlier this summer for a canoe trip down the Milwaukee River and then across a bit of Lake Michigan with my neighbors. It tastes like..what it is right now, the peak of summer. It’s a great drink to…

Brie & Fresh Fig Crostini

Fresh figs are such a rare and charming treat, perhaps even the rarest and most charmed. We only find them in our grocery store about once per year and, even then, they’re only available for a day or two at most. The first thing I buy after moving into a house that I know I’ll…

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…

Chipotle Refried Beans & Mexican Rice

  Mexican rice is one of my most requested recipes. Why? I haven’t the slightest idea. It’s as straightforward as it gets…I mean, it’s rice, people have been eating it for 10,000 years. And whenever it comes into conversation, people are weirdly surprised I make Mexican rice from scratch. “What, you can make that???” I’m…

Fermented Celery Root – 3 Ways

Whenever I tell someone I’m fermenting/pickling something, without fail, their first response is always “what are you going to do with that?” And, without fail, my response is “everything”, said with a shrug. I made this post to delve a little deeper into what I mean by everything. Celery roots are pretty large, so I’m…

Sunday Quick Post: Jicama Slaw

I first made a version of this Jicama Slaw for last year’s Gato de Mayo (my cat’s birthday) and loved it. Despite loving it and, upon first bite, thinking ‘wow I’m going to make this all the time’, it never became a staple. I just don’t think about jicama often, or even give it a second…

Colcannon with Celery Root & Carrot Top Pesto

I’ve never cared for St. Patrick’s Day, but the odd compulsion I have to be festive wouldn’t let me pass up an excuse to make a traditional Irish recipe today. But, of course, I’ve never been a very traditional human, nor do I care to be. This recipe makes use of things people generally discard, the root…