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...

Friendsgiving: Dumpling Squash & Tomato Soup

"What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it." - C.S. Lewis - Last month, one of my best friends flew in from London and stayed with me for a few days. When the guys at Jarry Mag reached out to me about making a recipe for their Friendsgiving virtual potluck, I thought of a dish that I could either make for one special friend or a party. While Irina was...

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...

Apple + Fennel Caraway Salad

I went for a run in the afternoon sun today. The light was filtering through the fall leaves and most people were at work so the streets were quiet. With my friend in town from London and my parents coming at the end of the week, I decided to take some time off from work. I haven’t had many opportunities for vacation over the last few years, other than some sick days, which (I know) is still...

Farro + Roasted Fennel Salad w/ Cardamom Carrots

I can't seem to write about food without writing about the weather. It's fall here, officially. That means avocados are long past making sense and I find myself gravitating toward squash, pumpkin, beets, and carrots while at the market. Rather than filling the season with heavy spices, I've been trying to incorporate light herbs that refresh a dish. During this transition time from summer to...

Plum + Cardamom Smoothie Bowl + Giveaway

Its 7 am and the windows are open at the back of our apartment. There is a bird somewhere up in the small orchard behind our house dedicated to waking up the neighborhood. I’ve just poured a cup of tea and I’m crunching away on biscuits, barefoot and wrapped up in a hoodie at my computer. Kevin is in the room sleeping, still. This is how most Sundays start around here, at least, the less...