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Guest Post: Kumquat Tart by Jaclyn of Food Plus Words

I think I went from having no time to having negative time. Which makes me even more thankful for another guest post, otherwise you all might start to worry Taylor and I fell of the face of the earth. This particular post is absolutely perfect, and once I have time the time and freedom to...

Guest Post: Custard Creams by Kathryn of London Bakes

Hi everyone, Lindsay here. As you may have noticed, I’ve been, uh, a bit busy lately (understatement), and haven’t had as much time to post as I’d like. So, to keep your sweet tooth satisfied in the interim, I’ve arranged for some fabulous guest posts by some blogging buddies! Today we head across the pond...

Taylor’s Bacon Fried Rice

My name is Taylor and I am Love & Olive Oil’s man-food correspondent. Lindsay is currently on assignment (knee deep in cupcake batter) and I will be filling in for a couple of recipes. I am also the resident dishwasher, co-cook, and voice of reason, all of which pretty much make me the best husband...

Red-Wine Spaghetti with Broccoli

It makes sense, you cook pasta in water, why can’t you cook it in other liquids? We’ve done risotto-style pasta before, and the pasta absorbs so much flavor from the broth, it seems silly to use plain water when there are so many flavor possibilities. Like wine. Dark, robust red wine. By finishing off the...

Stanley Cup-Cakes (Go Preds!)

I’m really not a sports person. I didn’t play sports. I don’t watch sports. And I’m ok with that. The one exception is hockey. Taylor’s a hockey boy. He played hockey in high school, and now, it’s the one sport he enjoys and insists on watching. And I have to admit, I can sit and...

Kumquat Margaritas (Happy Cinco de Mayo!)

Feel free to tell me enough with the kumquats already. And I’ll stop. Really, I will. Ok, maybe not. It’s not my fault they just happened to be on sale this week. And my complaining about the high price of kumquats earlier made it necessary for me to buy them. Even though I didn’t have...

DIY Distressed Wood Photo Backdrop

I love using texture in my photos. Whether it be a rough burlap fabric or a distressed piece of wood, it adds so much depth and character to an image. And for those of us who aren’t blessed with a beautiful rustic wood tabletop, we have to resort to drastic measures. Or not so drastic...

Broccoli Garlic Quiche

Kumquats. Quiche. Quinoa. Quesadillas. Is the letter Q staging an uprising? All we need is some quince and we’d have it covered. Because I don’t think there are any other Q foods. That I can think of at least. Quiche is one of those foods that gets a bad wrap. When I think of quiche,...