English Pea Soup with Lemon Creme Fraiche

Pea Soup, web-6

When I hear the words pea soup, two things come to my mind: split pea soup, and baby food. This isn’t to say all split pea soups (or all baby foods) are bad, but let’s just say I’m not a huge fan. This soup, thankfully, is neither of those things. Far from it — it’s light, bright, […]

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Aniversary: II

“You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known- and even that is an understatement.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald Yesterday marked our second anniversary. Two years of marriage, and four years of friendship, with the best friend I could ever hope to have. On a daily basis I am struck by […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, web-12

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

I’ve had a bit of a lull in the kitchen, lately. Every once and a while I fall into one of these slumps where the motivation to cook just isn’t there, and I can’t quite figure out why. It’s frustrating, especially in the Spring when fresh produce is just beginning to show up, and a […]

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Roasted Hazelnut Milk, web-14

Roasted Hazelnut Milk & Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

Nut milks have been taking home kitchens by storm lately, and it isn’t hard to figure out why. If non-dairy milks are your thing, going the homemade route has plenty of benefits. Besides just tasting way better than the cartoned stuff (as if you need more reasons than that), it is totally customization, and turns out rich and […]

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How to roast hazelnuts, web-6

How To Roast And Skin Hazelnuts

Don’t tell almonds, but I think hazelnuts might just be my all-time favorite nut. They make everything better. Salads, pastas, cookies, nut butters, ice cream, coffee, CHOCOLATE. In fact, I’m having a hard time thinking of something that isn’t made better by hazelnuts. The only catch is, they need a little help, in the form […]

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The Oregon Coast, March 2015

It’s safe to say, Yachats, Oregon is one of my favorite places in the world. Albeit, I haven’t been to very many places in my lifetime, but I’ve always been of the opinion that beautiful places are meant to be visited, and then you move on — to other places, and other things — but […]

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Raspberry Swirl Marshmallows {Made With Fresh Raspberries}

There are some things in this world that just go together. Hot cocoa and marshmallows. Raspberries and chocolate. Raspberry marshmallows and hot chocolate. You see where I’m going with this? I’m not usually a big proponent of hallmark holidays, but the romantic in me just couldn’t resist using Valentine’s Day as an excuse to cut […]

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Apple rose tarts, web-8

Caramel Apple Tartlets, with Cajeta

I’ve never really been the type for roses. Pretty red bouquets that only last a few days, then wilt and fade, crying petals onto the table before being unceremoniously dumped atop the compost pile. Instead, I prefer my sweet things in the form of desserts. Nothing says, “I love you” like homemade ice cream, or […]

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cajeta, web-5

Homemade Cajeta {Goats Milk Caramel}

Have you ever tasted something and thought, “this is so amazing, how have I never heard of it until now?” That’s exactly how I felt about cajeta. It is one of the most incredible food stuffs you’ve (probably) never heard of, unless you’ve spent some time in Mexico, where it is basically a candy staple. […]

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