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May Kitchen Challenge Results: Ginger Ale

So. So. Spicy. I love it. I attempted to start my own wild fermentation but, alas, a week later and it was about as lively as a rock. Being that we were literally on our way out the door for Orlando I figured I’d call it what it was (a dead failure) and toss it....

Quinoa Veggie Burgers with Pickled Red Onions

Is there such thing as burger-induced writer’s block? If so, I have it. Which doesn’t make sense because these veggie burgers are nothing short of amazing and should inspire me to write epic poetry, let alone a simple blog post. Alas, the words elude me. Like the thinking equivalent of talking with your mouth full....

Strawberry Almond Scones

Life is good. You know how I know? The biggest dilemma I was faced with this past weekend was what to do with the rest of my coveted strawberries. Two batches of jam, three smoothies, and four bellyaches later, there were only a handful of less-than-perfect berries left, crying to be used. Rather then send...

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

I give up. Why don’t YOU try to photograph a cheesesteak. The gooier and meltier the better, taste-wise, but the harder it is to photograph. Disclaimer: I do not live in Philly, nor have I ever actually had an authentic Philly cheesesteak. This is my version, based on a recipe by Julie of The Little...

Wild Mushroom Papardelle

Great news! Today I’m also sharing this recipe over at Broadway+Thresher, a new online lifestyle magazine dedicated to exploring the rich diversity of our rural areas and the influence urban migration has had on them. They’ve got some beautiful stuff over there already, and I’m honored to be a part of it with this recipe...

Strawberry Hibiscus Jam

Life is short, and strawberry season is even shorter. Don’t waste one precious second. We ditched work one afternoon last week (shh, don’t tell) and went strawberry picking, hoping to fill our flats with ripe red berries before the rain arrived. We had no particular plans for the berries other than consuming as many as...