I just got my first farm box from Eatwell Farm and I’m a little bit obsessed. There aren’t many things better than opening up a surprise box of super fresh fruits and veggies grown by local farmers! Except maybe cooking with those super fresh fruits and veggies. Or eating them. Okay, let’s just agree that it will make your whole week better, shall we?
Some of my favorite goodies this week were the peaches and plums. The summer weather (which thankfully has chased away the fog here in SF!) inspired me to mix up some stone fruit sangria floats, and they were even tastier than I could have imagined. (more…)
I’ll be honest: I gobbled up this pie too fast to save a pretty portion for a photo. But some recipes are worth sharing, even when they aren’t picture perfect, and this is definitely one of them!
This summery treat has a silky pastry cream filling that tastes like Häagen-Dazs strawberry ice cream and a yummy-enough-to-eat-by-itself shortbread crust with just a hint of almond flavor. This may just be my favorite way to use a basket of farmer’s market strawberries! (more…)
Citrus fruits may be at their peak in winter, but they just taste like sunshine, don’t they? Turn them into bright, creamy, tangy curd, and you basically have a jar of spring!
This tangerine curd is made with a couple of Meyer lemons for tartness, a vanilla bean because, well, everything is better with vanilla bean, and coconut oil instead of butter, so you can sort of pretend it’s healthy.
These cupcakes might look delicious and be filled with some tasty baking staples (cocoa powder, vanilla, sugar… yum!) but they aren’t for eating—they’re for your skin! I know, it’s a little sad that you can’t take a big bite, but they work wonders on dry winter skin.
The sugar exfoliates, the coconut oil and cocoa butter moisturize like crazy, the cocoa powder fights cellulite, and your shower smells amazing.
I don’t know about you, but I’m already stocking up on Valentine’s Day candy … and eating it! I just can’t help myself around all of the chocolate and hearts that are everywhere I turn this time of year. So what’s a girl to do with a bunch of empty heart-shaped boxes covered in Peanuts characters (besides crave more chocolate)? Make an adorable heart-shaped garland, of course!
You know the fancy schmancy almond milk you ogle at Whole Foods (those specks of vanilla bean? a hint of sea salt? yum!)? Not the cheap dairy substitute stuff that comes in a carton and has a long list of ingredients you can’t pronounce, but the good stuff next to the fancy schmancy juices that makes you seriously consider whether it could possibly be delicious enough to be worth $12/tiny bottle.
Well, it is really really delicious. But $12 is a lot for a non-alcoholic drink. Solution: make it yourself!
I know it’s been practically forever since I’ve posted something, but I’m back with something sweet and chocolatey! Please accept this Nutella brownie pudding as an apology for my absence (I would if I were you, it’s pretty delicious).
What is brownie pudding you ask? Well, I’ll tell you: it’s everything you’ve ever wished your brownies could be. It’s crispy and crinkly on top and fudgy and gooey and almost brownie-batter-like in the middle (minus the raw eggs), and rich and chocolatey throughout and oh my goodness it’s good.