Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs!

I’m so excited to share this recipe! Aside from the homemade snickers I posted a while back, this is certainly one of the silliest and most fun little treats I’ve made. It’s just so fun making homemade versions of these treats, … Continue reading

48 Hours in Portland, Oregon

downtown Portland, OR

Buckets of rain. Apparently, what they say about Portland is true. It rains. And rains. Even so, it supposedly rained harder during my two day visit than it normally does. Well, what can I say? I traded a particularly terrible New … Continue reading

Purple Brussels Sprouts with Radish & Anchovy Toast and a Quail Egg

purple brussels sprouts, anchovy & radish toast, and a quail egg

Today is the first real rainy day I’ve had since arriving in Berkeley over a month ago. We’re in the middle of a quite serious drought, and I can feel a collective sigh of relief in the air. As much … Continue reading

Berkeley & SF Explorations, Week 2

Japanese tea garden in SF

Since I’ve been in Berkeley, I’ve… Eaten, a lot. Twice at Chez Panisse, plus some quite indulgent staff meals; matrimonio and other tapas at Cesar; the famous Caesar salad at Zuni Cafe; pizza and salad at Cheeseboard Collective; many a … Continue reading

Homemade Snickers

homemade snickers

This is a real thing. A decadent, over the top, real thing. Seriously, homemade snickers. I found this recipe on the beautiful Not Without Salt. Creamy peanut butter nougat. Salted peanut caramel. Chilled and cut into little squares, dipped in … Continue reading

Charred Maple-Mustard Brussels Sprouts

maple-mustard brussel sprouts

Another dish that’s super yummy on Thanksgiving, or any other day this time of year. Sweet, salty, tangy, dare I say gooey? My dad found this recipe in Thanksgiving Dinner: Recipes, Techniques, and Tips for America’s Favorite Celebration. It came … Continue reading