• 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
  • Nicaraguan Chicken in Coconut Milk

    “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” -George Bernard Shaw I’m fairly certain I learned to cook before I learned to ride a bike. I recall being as young as five when I’d push an old wooden dining chair up to the stove where my mother was simmering and sautéing away. I’d […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sweets
  • Chewy Coconut, Ginger, & Thai Basil Cookies

    We all have moments in our life where we find it necessary to summon great courage. Usually these moments occur when we face some seemingly insurmountable task or when faced with something that terrifies us. I often am surprised with myself when one of these moments arises. I’m tougher than I give myself credit for. […]

  • Healthy
  • Asian Kale Salad with Soy Sesame Dressing

    You may have notices a slight shift in some of my posts lately, both here and on Instagram. Gone are the back-to-back gluttonous, indulgent dishes I gravitate towards and here and there you’ll find a smattering of health-conscious meals. Don’t panic! I still have my wits about me. I’m not moving away from all things […]

  • Healthy
  • Maple Roasted Carrots

    This is to be the first—of I hope many—spring side dish recipes that I put together this season. I’m always looking for simple sides to complete a meal. I’ll spend hours on Pinterest looking for inspiration, while I’m already cooking the main course. So I decided it would be wise and sensible for me to […]