• Drinks
  • Peach Bellini Sangria

    “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine to-night.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley I recall having sangria with every nearly meal in Spain the winter I was fifteen. I marveled at how someone my age didn’t have to steal sips of other’s drinks when attentions were diverted. I was given a […]

  • Chicken
  • Summer Garden Bowls with Gluten Free Meatballs

    This post is sponsored by Hip Chick Farms. All opinions, words, and general charm are my own. “Heat cannot be separated from fire…”—Dante Alighieri  There’s more to the quote than that but for me, for now, this will suffice. Summer has yet to officially begin and yet The San Fernando Valley pays no mind to […]

  • Breakfast
  • Mascarpone & Bourbon Polenta with Fruit

    Hello Friends! I’m thrilled to be sharing today’s post with you because it is a collaboration with Lagostina to give away one of their gorgeous Polenta and Minestrone Stewpots! Visit my Instagram for contest details; see product info below! Cucina Povera translates literally to poor kitchen and in Italy it’s the term given to rustic, […]

  • Breakfast
  • Thai Shakshuka

    It’s funny; working from home I don’t really have Mondays or Fridays anymore. Sure, their general presence still helps to define the general sense of any given week but they don’t hold the same significance that they used to. Monday isn’t the end nor is Friday the beginning of my weekend. Nearly every day is […]

  • Sweets
  • Cherry, Blueberry, Ginger & Basil Crostata

    I have cherry juice dripping down my arms and my fingertips are stained red. There is homemade pastry dough chilling in the fridge. I’m chanting an encouraging mantra under my breath. You can do this. You’re going to do this. What have I gotten myself into? I checked and rechecked Ina’s recipe for her Apple […]