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Deconstructed Pesto Couscous Salad

It seems Taylor and I are getting pickier as we get older (I joke that it’s glad we found each other in high school because we might not meet each other’s ever-elevating standards today). But especially when it comes to food. Or maybe it’s just Taylor who seems to be getting pickier, since he used...

Damson Plum & Habanero Jelly

I’ve made my love for Damsons very well known. These unremarkable looking little plums often get mistaken for mutant blueberries or weird grapes and overlooked entirely. The first time I saw them (being the grape hater that I am) I almost ignored them completely. Lucky for all of us though, my curiosity got the better...

Tart Cherry Chocolate Tart

Think of this tart like a king-sized cherry cordial nestled in a sweet and salty chocolate cookie crust, filled with a layer of tart cherry jam and a cloud-like chocolate ganache. A tart tart if you will. The ganache layer falls somewhere between a ganache and a mousse, dark and rich with a dollop of...

Free Download: Scenic Alaska Wallpapers

I said it once and I’ll say it again: Alaska was picture perfect. Around every corner was another postcard just waiting to be seen and photographed. Here I am, 4 months later, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I took a whopping 1934 photos during our 8-day voyage aboard the Ruby Princess (yes,...

Fiery Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

I know things have been pretty drink-heavy around here, what with all the fruity margaritas, classic gin and tonics, and homemade limoncello gracing these pages. What can I say, summer’s bounty makes me want to muddle and steep and drink all the things. And this drink is no exception: it’s like sipping on a glass...