Honey Roasted Beets and Kale Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

A kale salad recipe that pairs honey-roasted beets with crispy pepitas and goat cheese, tossed together with an apple cider vinaigrette. I’m standing in the kitchen over a bowl of steaming beets, watching as the sunlight streams in from the window and reflects off the whirls of thick steam rising from the bowl, dancing together […]

Concord Grape Focaccia with Salted Honey Glaze

A recipe for olive oil focaccia stuffed and topped with concord grapes in the style of a schiacciata con l’uva, with a salted honey glaze and rosemary. Sunday treated us to one last summer day, warming everything until we were clad in shorts and tank tops, soaking up every last ray. We rode our bikes […]

Avocado Caprese Salad: The Reset Button

Don’t miss this summer recipe for an updated take on the traditional caprese salad with ripe avocado, shallots, and a hint of lemon to play nicely with the fresh basil, summer tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. I am in need of a reset button. A small black button, no cautionary signs or flashing lights warning you […]

Heirloom Tomato Salad for an Avocado Toast Bar Brunch

A quick and easy recipe to dress and serve fresh tomatoes that gives them a salad-like quality without distracting from their true flavors. My second-born sister, Rachel, will tell you stories about what it was like living with me as the oldest child. She’ll talk about living in my shadow at school and teachers who […]

Honey and Cider Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash

Cider and honey are cooked together to create a sweet and seasonal glaze for roasted cauliflower and sweet butternut squash in this holiday-ready recipe. It is the month of November, so I must roast vegetables. I’m not sure when this became a habit, something I put on as uncomplicated as pulling my sweater from the […]

Winter Squash Empanadas w/ Caramelized Shallots & Goat Cheese

A recipe for homemade winter squash empanadas with sweet caramelized shallots, goat cheese, and fresh sage. Towards the end of summer, the asters that have been growing taller and taller, higher than high as they reach for the sunshine dwarfing the other garden flowers in the process, bloom. What looked like spindly weeds the last […]

Purslane and Soba Noodle Salad

A bright cold soba salad recipe with plenty of crunch from purslane, daikon radishes, bean sprouts, and fresh garden cucumbers. This salad wants to be front and center on your end-of-summer dinner table. Confessional. These photos are some of my favorites of the summer. I threw the salad together and took them on the floor […]