May Garden Update

Our urban garden has been soaking up the sun and rain and the spring harvest is in full swing with lots of mixed salad greens, herbs, and radishes. Peas, beets, and cilantro are on the horizon!

Tom Kha Gai

Tom Kah Gai, or coconut soup with chicken, is a fantastic array of flavors that are balanced perfectly into a delectable bowl of soup. It is a little salty, sweet, spicy, savory, and sour- a little bit of everything! This version is based on recipes from the She Simmers blog and Thai Food by David Thompson,…

Cultured Vegan Cashew Cheese

Plant-based food can be savory, creamy and cheesy. A brief cashew fermentation develops deep savory flavors that can’t be beaten.

Veg Sushi

Sushi at home can be anything! Skip the fish and make your own from veggies, pickles, and tasty things.

Weekend Reading

If healthy, sustainable, delicious food is going to come to dominate our culture, eating in this way needs to be accessible, easy, tasty, and fast so that all people can increase their patronage of local farms and embrace home cooking in ways that work for them. Along those lines, I’ve been very interested in the new…

Romesco Sauce

When the weather warms I get an intense cravings for nightshades – eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, and chiles! Canned tomatoes and roasted chiles come together here to make Romesco sauce, that silky, savory red pepper and almond deliciousness that hits the spot.

Garden Update: April 2017

Spring is happening! The weather has warmed up and all of my plants are coming up so quickly. This time of year it feels really shocking and amazing to go from a few lackluster houseplants to beds full of tiny green sprouts full of potential.

Southwest Ireland

Jake and I were lucky to take a trip to Southwest Ireland! Our trip overall was really wonderful and full of coastal Atlantic hikes, cozy Irish farmhouses, and great beer!

Pimiento Cheese Salad Dressing

This dressing is incredibly delicious and puts Ranch dressing to complete and total shame. I made this recently when I was craving pimiento cheese but wanted to produce something that was more of a sauce or dip than cheese spread, and this dressing was born!

Further Reading

Here are some great reads I’ve gotten into over the past few weeks, including many about creative farming and reflections on the future of our food systems.

Almanac: a Pantry E-book!

I’m very excited to announce the release of my first E-book – Almanac: a quarterly, seasonal collection of recipes and inspirations to eat and create throughout the year.

Carrot Salad

This bright, simple side salad is the perfect pick me up for these strange weather winter days!