Food / Travel / Life
I recently discovered roasted peanut flour thanks to a subscription box someone gifted me. I had never heard of it before - have you? Well I am hooked, once you open the bag, the amazing aroma of delicious roasted peanuts is a total game changer. Once I tasted it, I knew it would be perfect in peanut butter brownies. ..
So we are officially at the height of summer and with that comes all sorts of amazing produce. My all-time favorite summer produce is heirloom tomatoes (well to be honest it is a three way tie between heirloom tomatoes, figs and white nectarines) But the color and taste of in-season heirloom tomatoes cannot be beat. I look forward to them all year. Typically less is more when it comes to heirloom tomatoes - I usually just drizzle olive oil and add a big pinch of salt and they are perfect. But in case you want to do something else with them, that is equally tasty, this recipe for an heirloom tomato galette is for you. ..
Happy Monday! I thought I would start a new series on here - a quick and easy recipe series. Recipes that are 30 minutes or less with as few ingredients as possible. So lets kick this off with a miso ginger salmon. It is the perfect weeknight meal. ..
Just call me pie lady. I feel like all I have been making these days are pie. Which is totally fine by me, because I love pie, it might just be the perfect food. But I promise to start sharing recipes for other things beside pie, soon but not today. ..
People often ask me what are the kitchen tools that I can't live without. Full disclosure I am pretty minimal. I wish I could say that I have matching everything - matching Dutch ovens and matching stainless steel pots and pans. But I don't and I am ok with it. My Dutch ovens range in every color of the rainbow and my favorite non-stick pan is this weird color lavender. But regardless of where they match or not, here are my must have kitchen items. ..
I met a pet pig named Oliver recently, (that sounds like the start of a joke, right?) Well no joke, I met a real life pet pig - evidence here and here. We hung out for a bit and snuggled and I realized that I need to lay off the pork for a while. Because he pretty much was the cutest thing ever. And that is what I am doing for a little while at least. ..
We have landed in LA. It has been a rough and crazy couple weeks but we are officially LA residents. I don't think it has hit me yet because I am just so busy. Between my 36 hour trip last week to speak at the Samsung event space and a top secret baking cookbook I am helping to write, I don't know up from down. Which is good and bad. On the one hand it is good because there hasn't been time to really process that we are in a new city trying to make new friends and find new places to eat, things to do. But bad because one day in a couple months I am going to wake up and realize I no longer live in the Bay Area. But I guess denial is good right? ..
I know sandwiches are a year round staple, but for some reason sandwiches just scream summer to me. Days when you leave the house in the morning, pack a lunch and don't come back until dark. Days spent exploring and being in the sunshine. And you know what is around the corner, summer! ..
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