Welcome to our Pittsburgh garden!

I’m loving all the freshness on our plates and I’m allowing myself a little pride in a garden that until recently I only dreamed about. Wishing you all the best summer feasting!

Oxtail, Pigeon Peas, & Greens Stew

This winter season I haven’t been recipe testing or writing much – but I have been cooking, especially for get-togethers and holidays. There’s something comforting about cooking without recipes – I enjoy the muscle memory of green bean casserole, baked ziti, pies, and other well-worn favorites. After a busy winter season I’m settling into February,…

End-of-Season Kimchi

This beautiful kimchi feels very special to me through the people that have touched it – late fall shishito, scallions, daikon, watermelon radish, and napa cabbage from Yellow House Farm and Calvert’s Gift Farm.

Farm Supper at Yellow House Farm

On Saturday, October 27th, 2018, I collaborated on a beautiful, delicious fall-forward Farm Supper with farmer Emma Reisinger of Yellow House Farm. I find special magic in sharing the fruits of the season with friends!

My Year of the Cucumber

I feel grateful for the cucumbers. I killed my tomatoes this year. There, I said it. I think it was a combination of poor transplant timing, a non-gardener house sitter, and the persistent rain this year, but they seemed like they barely stood a chance. Maybe it’s just as well – I am usually cursing…

Tomato Salad + Roasted Garlic

It feels like tomatoes have taken a while to arrive this year. Maybe it’s because my own tomatoes didn’t make it through a June trip away from the garden, or maybe it’s the cycles of rain and blistering heat that have delayed my CSA’s harvest, but I’ve been anxious to eat as many tomatoes as…

Dog Days of August

It’s been a while, and wanted to write a quick post about what we’ve been up to! After an unforgettable trip through Maine, Canada, and Vermont, Jake and I have been hitting our summer non-stop! Beyond heading back to work and school, we’ve been keeping very busy with cookouts, a wedding, the garden, and keeping…

Rhythms of Home

All has been quiet here for a few weeks! I’m just returning from a two and half week trip including a week with family in Bar Harbor, Maine; four nights in Quebec, Quebec; camping in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom; Fourth of July in Southern Maryland; and a few remaining weekend days spent foraging, gardening, and laying…

Kenilworth Market Basil Noodles

As the weather has gotten warmer, I’ve missed easing through spring a bit, but am now starting to crave some summer goodness! Asparagus and basil overlap their seasons for just a few weeks and make a tasty spring treat together!ย 

Foraged Flowers

I love foraging for flowers in the city – there are many lovelies growing in plain sight!

Kimchi Ramen

People are put on earth for various purposes; I was put on earth to do this. Eat noodles right here.