Adventures in Cooking

Hello, friends! I'm Eva. I enjoy cooking, eating, photography, & gardening, all of which I write about on my blog, Adventures in Cooking.

Caramelized Fennel Bulbs With Goat's Cheese

To be honest, I'd never really had fennel up until about a month ago. I'd had fennel seeds in dishes before, but whenever I saw fennel bulbs for sale at the grocery store I am embarrassed to admit that I always just thought it was some kind of giant dill. But back in October at our upstate New York workshop, Carey whipped up a little something that blew away all my misconceptions about the vegetable ....more

Baked Pumpkin, Cranberry, & Raspberry Oatmeal With Vanilla Creme Fraiche + A Giveaway

The days are getting shorter and colder, and as the temperature outside drops I find it harder and harder to leave my warm bed each morning. I just want to stay there with the dogs and the cat, and sustain myself on my own fluffy, pillow-filled island. But alas, that is not a very realistic dream, so I've been trying different ways to motivate myself to get started on the day, and so far the most successful one has been food, particularly this oatmeal ....more

The Adventures in Cooking Gift Guide

With the holidays steadily approaching, I've put together a little guide for you to help find your way through the maze of products being shoved into our faces the next couple months. The vast majority of what you will see here is made by small companies and craftsman who truly love what they do, and it shows in their work. With the economy still limping along, it makes all the difference when you support small local businesses rather than the large conglomerates ....more

Cast Iron Cornbread Stuffing With Leeks, Sausage, & Pears

It's been a bit of time since my last post, and if you follow me on instagram, you know that's because I've been on a shoot in France the past few days, and that I was out of the country for two weeks before that, and that I was in New York the week before that for the upstate NY workshop. Sooooo things have been a bit hectic. But, I am going to make up for my absence by sharing something very near and dear to my heart today ....more

Sautéed Kale & Goat Cheese Crostini With A Balsamic Reduction + A Rodney Strong Dinner

Towards the end of this summer, I had the opportunity to host a dinner party at my home to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rodney Strong Vineyards. At the time, I had no functioning kitchen (aka no stove, no oven, no countertop, no dishwasher...nothing.), but I jumped at the chance to host it because ever since my trip to Napa last year, I've become a bit obsessed with US wines, with Rodney Strong vineyards being at the top of that list. So, armed with a small charcoal grill and a case of wine, we had our first dinner party in our new home ....more

Maple Hot Toddies | Front + Main

With fall bustling through more and more with each passing breeze, there comes a time when a toasty beverage hits the spot more than a cool one. And as the weather progressively chills, sometimes you need a little extra ‘heat’ in that drink to warm you up from the inside out. That’s where the maple hot toddie comes in ....more

Apple & Cream Cheese Muffins with a Cinnamon Crumb Topping + Brandy Glaze

Back when we lived in Los Angeles, I used to make the trek out to this rural apple farm every year to get away from the city and feel like I was back home in Oregon again. You see, in Los Angeles there isn't really a fall, not like there is in the rest of the country. The air doesn't get crisp and cool, and the trees don't turn vibrant shades of red and yellow and orange ....more

Black Tea Candied Apples

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. There was just something endlessly thrilling about dressing up in costume, running around in the dark, crisp autumn evening air, smashing soggy leaves underfoot as you ran from house to house, and loading up on candy. I loved (and still do) all things spooky, and always looked forward to my mom getting the 'Halloween' box out of the attic that had all our Halloween decorations in it, as well as a few 'scary story' books, like the one about the ribbon on the little girl's neck...y'all know the one I am talking about ....more

Food Styling & Photography Workshop | Upstate New York

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to host a food styling & photography workshop with the talented Carey Nershi in rural New York. We stayed in...more

Maple & Hazelnut Encrusted Pork Sirloin Tip Roast + A Giveaway

Halloween is getting closer, and before I start sharing a few spooky recipes, I wanted to share one last Porktober recipe for the month. This recipe features the delicious sirloin tip roast, a juicy cut of meat from the upper back that is as versatile as it is flavorful. This particular cut does best when cooked slowly, so I roasted it at a lower temperature for a longer period of time ....more