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Nashville Eats & Treats: Brunch Edition

I’m starting a brand new feature here on Love & Olive Oil featuring local eats and treats in our hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. A few of you expressed interest in hearing more about local eats, so whether you live here or plan to visit, hopefully you’ll find these posts useful. I will come back and...

Chicken & Goat Cheese Enchiladas

In our house, I usually make the grocery lists, so I’m responsible for making sure we don’t accidentally use something up that we’re going to need later in the week. Especially when I know we need to photograph something, I’m usually pretty good about letting Taylor know what foodstuffs are off limits until the shot...

2015 Reader Survey Results

I couldn’t have been more pleased with the response to my first annual reader survey. A total of 418 of you responded to my (lengthy) questionnaire, telling me your hopes and dreams (and, of course, your favorite recipes). I want you to know that I read each and every one of your responses. And on...

March Kitchen Challenge Results: Homemade Yogurt

Homemade yogurt. What can I say? I was unimpressed. While it was (once I worked out a few kinks in the process) surprisingly easy to make, I didn’t find the flavor of my homemade yogurt to be anything extraordinary, nor was it life changing or revelatory like some claim it to be. If anything it...

Muscovado Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve had a sweet revelation. A dose of sugary inspiration. A life changing discovery. And it’s called dark muscovado sugar. If you thought sugar was entirely flavorless, think again. I feel like I’ve discovered a whole new world (a dazzling place I never knew). Ok you probably hate me and you’ll be singing that for...

Tart Cherry & Meyer Lemon Marmalade

When tart meets tart, the result is extra sweet. It’s no secret I adore Meyer lemons, and tend to go on somewhat of a Meyer-binge during the late-winter months when they are in season. Nine times out of ten that excess of citrus will ultimately become marmalade. Rather than making plain Meyer lemon marmalade (not...