Summer Berry Galette with Lemon & Thyme

Like most people who enjoy food and cooking, I love Julia Child. Yes, she was a little before my time — I grew up watching Good Eats, not The French Chef — but Julia Child’s sensibilities about food were still a prominent part of my learning to cook, and are still more relevant than ever. Last Friday would have been Julia’s hundred and second birthday, and in honor of her I thought I’d share some of my favorite Julia Child quotes....more

Sparkling Cherry Limeade with Homemade Maraschino Cherries

I am a huge fan of homemade sodas. In moments, I can stir together a flavorful simple syrup, chill it down, and stir it into a glass of sparkling water for a refreshing drink. The thing is, I’m a snob ....more

Homemade Maraschino Cherries {DIY Cocktail Cherries}

There are very few time when I am really, truly glad to live in Michigan, with its bitter winters and humid summers, but cherry season is one I am smitten with. The trouble with fresh Michigan cherries is, I never, ever make anything with them. No sooner does a bag of cherries enter my house, and I’ve eaten every last one ....more

Go Gluten Free Pumpkin Ravioli

Last week, I shared this photo on facebook: It was just a normal Friday afternoon, walking through Whole Foods, when what do I see staring back at me in the checkout lane? My photo on the cover of a magazine! Not a photo of me, of course, but a photo I had taken, all smooth and satiny and printed on real, physical paper and everything ....more

Grilled Pineapple & Jalapeno Mezcal Margarita

You guys. This is it. I finally bought a grill ....more

Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Pupcakes {Happy Birthday Neko!}

Neko turned one over this past weekend, which, according to the internets, is like fifteen in dog years. So… I guess that makes him a teenager, now? That certainly explains why his room is so messy ....more

Zucchini Pesto Pasta (Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

It’s that time of year again. The time when it is too hot to cook, and everyone and their brother are trying to pawn off their zucchini surplus on unsuspecting bystanders like myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love zucchini… but pounds upon pounds of it can be a bit much to handle when I can’t turn my oven on ....more

Stone Fruit Salad with Yogurt, Honey, & Mint

This is just to say: I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you...more

Watermelon and Basil Granita

My heart is stuck in Spring. Last I remember, it was the end of May, and I was still marveling at the glorious scent of lilacs in my backyard. I don’t know what happened to those pleasantly warm days and pleasantly cool nights, but they’re nowhere to be seen now ....more

Cauliflower General Tso’s

If I had to venture a guess, I’d say General Tso’s Chicken is probably one of the best-known Chinese dishes here in America. Which is kind of funny, seeing as it’s such a far cry from traditional Chinese food. Indeed, it has nothing to do with with it’s namesake, the military leader General Tso of the Qing Dynesty, nor did it even originate in Hunan, China, of which it is supposedly the cuisine ....more