Rosewater Citrus Galette

If you’ve noticed, my posting around here has become less frequent – I’m dropping in twice a month rather than each week or multiple times a week and this is going to be my new schedule for awhile. I love sharing recipes with everyone, but find that the time it takes for me to make something worth sharing is longer than I had originally expected. Between work, marathon training, and...

Quince & Ginger Bundt Cake w/ Caramel Topping

November came faster than I expected. I was celebrating my birthday with my coworkers and out dancing with Kevin and friends before I knew what hit me. There is a part of me that was uncertain about twenty-six, as if crossing the divide between my early and late twenties was significant. If it is at all, it's because of the people and experiences that I've had this year that contribute to the...

Apple & Persimmon Maple Pie

My best friend from college and my parents came to visit us in Boston a couple of weeks ago and it was nice having familiar faces around town. I hadn't seen either of them in a long time, so I spent the week with them running around the city and relaxing at our apartment. I made my parent's breakfast and drove out to western Massachusetts to see the fall colors. It was really a treat having...

Rosemary Nectarine Streusel

The air along the greenway is a mixture between city and nature. A thin strip of creek runs down from the pond and spills into the college district of the city. In the morning, runners, cyclists, walkers, readers, lovers, and children soak up the green space before scurrying away to their offices, school, or childcare. I’ve been on these paths for eight years and seen the way change waits for...

Lemon Chia Seed Upside Down Skillet Cake

On Sunday morning, I get a FaceTime notification from an unknown number and I'm staring at Kevin in amazement. Who would FaceTime me with a number that I don't know? A few minutes later I get a notification on my phone and it's my dad - looks like I forgot his work number! After laughing it off, I call my parents back and chat with them while laying on the couch. They are still waking up with...

Happy {Belated} Pi Day

Some of the best recipes are made on the fly. Others you mull over for days. You end up scraping the burnt part off after the first and second try. Maybe, you’re late to work one morning because you’re scrubbing flour off the countertops. The kitchen isn’t always glamorous. It all comes together on those rare days, when you think: this is where I should be right now. It’s that fraction of...