Orange Cardamom Curd

Homemade fruit curds always surprise me. Each creamy spoonful contains so much bright, sweet flavor. Even though I have been making my own fruit curds for some years now, I

Roasted Cherry Tomato Frittata

My dog Jezebel died last week. She wasn’t sick, so it was a shock…a hard thing for my family to go through. (Not that it’s any easier when your animal

recipe for crespeou

Very Fond of Crespéou

One of the best things to come of blogging for me has been the beautiful cookbooks I occasionally receive to review from Ten Speed Press. What a wonderful surprise to

Challah

When I baked this huge and glorious sesame seed-studded challah the other day, I only had a moment to snap this picture with my iPhone before my family descended like

Blackberries in Vanilla Custard

We have a fantastic “no-spray” berry farm and orchard not far from our home. Maddie and I picked lots of blackberries this past week; after much debate on my part

Red Potato Frittata with Kale and Rosemary

I love having chickens. They are easy to care for. And remarkably entertaining. The constant supply of organic eggs is pretty darn cool, too. Since I’ve always got eggs on

Pumpkin Soufflés with Maple Pumpkin Ice Cream

I love soufflés: they are gorgeous- almost magical- and I’ve always wanted to make them at home. Recently, while flipping through The Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle, I noticed that

Maple Coconut Ice Cream with Pink Peppercorns

This coconut ice cream with pink peppercorns was inspired by the inaugural Progressive Party over at Kitchen Play. Kitchen Play is a new site that’s devoted to connecting food bloggers

Pea Omelet with Mint and Mascarpone

I am hosting Weekend Herb Blogging this week. WHB is a weekly blogging event that focuses on plant and herb ingredients. If you’d like to participate, you can find the

New Year’s Resolution Ochazuke

Happy New Year! I hope you had as nice and restful a week as I did. I don’t generally venture into resolution territory, but this year I decided I really

Happy Holidays and a Fennel Frittata Recipe

It’s Christmas and I’d like to wish everyone a very happy day! Though it is not my holiday religiously-speaking, I am really looking forward to spending time with my family