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...

So Long Summer Salad (Heirloom Tomato and Burrata with Spicy Greens)

These next few weeks are pretty much going to be one long, drawn out farewell to summer. My feeble attempt to get these last seasonal recipes posted while the stuff in them is still...

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...

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...

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...

Homemade Limoncello

I’ve been working on this recipe since March. It’s quite hard when you’re working with a seasonal ingredient, and trying to test a recipe that requires long rest periods between steps (and I don’t...

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

We all know them, we all love them. Those pink frosted sugar cookies from the grocery store. Soft and fluffy, with a generous swirl of pink tinted buttercream and rainbow sprinkles. Is there anything...

Classic Gin and Tonic: 3 Ways

It’s high time you made yourself a nice cocktail, don’t you think? I mean, it’s almost 5’oclock, and it’s almost Friday at that. The G&T is certainly not a complicated cocktail, but when it’s...

KitchenAid® Torrent™ Blender GIVEAWAY!

After yesterday’s refreshing summer soup, I figured you’d want to know a bit more about the blender I used to make it: the Torrent™ Magnetic Drive Blender from KitchenAid®. A good blender means the...

Tomato Watermelon Gazpacho with Pistachios and Basil Oil

This recipe was made for August. Seriously, hot soups have no place in the summer. Cold soups, on the other hand, are perfection. No heat, no cooking, just a quick whirr in the blender...

An Ode to the Tennessee Tomato (and 25 Fresh Tomato Recipes to Make the Most of Summer’s Bounty)

Oh tomato. How I love thee. I’ll admit, it wasn’t always love. It wasn’t even friendship to begin with. In fact, I’ve been a tomato skeptic most of my life, always requesting “no tomatoes”...

Saffron-infused Bouillabaisse with Breadcrumb Rouille

If you had told me before our cruise that the best meal I’d enjoy the entire time would come from a camp stove in the woods, I would not have believed you. Although if...