Month: August 2018

Squash & Pesto Breakfast Strata

Squash & Pesto Breakfast Strata

Seeing as it’s late summer, my garden is absolutely overflowing right now.  It’s not overflowing in the mid-summer “this is so new and exciting” kind of way.  It’s overflowing in a little bit of the overwhelming kind of way.  I’ve got tomatoes for days, more […]

Creamy Seafood Pasta

Creamy Seafood Pasta

So by now we’ve already established that the garlicky, seafood broth that comes from steaming French mussels is near perfection.  Frites are good in it, crusty baguette is good in it, and I’m here to advocate that twirly pasta deserves to be paired with it […]

Crudités with Homemade Aioli

Crudités with Homemade Aioli

There are few things better than eating fresh vegetables from your garden or farmers’ market.  There’s something about the intense seasonality of it that feels so satisfying.  When the fresh produce gets going, it’s best enjoyed simply so you can really taste the flavors of […]

Grilled Mussels à la Marinière

Grilled Mussels à la Marinière

Moules frites is one of those dishes that is quintessentially French to me.  It’s something that feels complicated or celebratory but in actuality is very unfussy.  The quality and simplicity of the ingredients are what elevates the meal, not hours of work or complicated preparation. […]

Dark Chocolate Banana Bread with Cherries

Dark Chocolate Banana Bread with Cherries

I’ve been on a bit of a baking kick recently using up all the all the summer sweets I’ve been picking up at the farmers’ markets.  Some things I’ve been making recently include:   brown butter sautéed peaches over a Yeast Nashville kolache, cherry almond clafoutis, […]

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp

Thailand has some of the best food culture of any country I’ve ever been to hands down.  The abundant street food, the fragrant spices, and the super fresh ingredients all contribute to the wonder that is food in Thailand.  It’s not a cuisine I cooked […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Honey Sesame Glaze

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Honey Sesame Glaze

If you’ve been reading along with me for any length of time, you may have noticed by now that I’m not that much of a meat eater.  Sure, I think things like these blue cheese scones are next level good because of the inclusion of […]

Almond & Cherry Clafoutis

Almond & Cherry Clafoutis

Guys, cherry season is starting to wind down, and I just realized last weekend that I hadn’t yet made a cherry clafoutis.  The horror!  Cherry clafoutis is a summer tradition for me.  It’s a classic, custardy French dessert that perfectly showcases the best of that […]

Tomato and Roasted Beet Gazpacho

Tomato and Roasted Beet Gazpacho

Do you have any food experiences that you have marked as particularly formative?  Any meals that really stick out in your memory?  As you can probably imagine, I have a few 🙂 . One of them is eating my first bowl of cold gazpacho on […]