snack Recipes

Beet and Kale Chocolate Cake

Crash-Free Baking – If you walked into my kitchen one afternoon, the winter light reflecting off of cabinets and counters like a blue-ish laser beam, and saw this cake sitting on one of those counters, delicate and decadent, you might feel your shock crowding out your hunger.

Raspberry and Pistachio Lemon Cake

Squirreling Away Flavors – Bon Appetit recently published an entire spread on Sqirl, a restaurant in LA that writer Matt Duckor calls “the future of restaurant food”.

Plum Buckwheat Scones

Plums + Buckwheat – We were once again gifted a box of plums from our neighbors’ plum tree.

Rhubarb Tart

Rhubarb Alone – By June, I’ve become dismissive of rhubarb – a feeling I hate to admit, because it means that in the span of a month, I’ve transformed from actively, and eagerly, seeking it out at the market, to haphazardly tacking it on at the end of my shopping list, well after strawberries.

Strawberry Buckle with Pistachio Streusel

A Non-Buckling Buckle – Throughout strawberry season – which lasts all summer in Oregon – our kitchen is rarely without a few tiny blue baskets of strawberries.

Avocado and Arugula Quinoa Salad

Quinoa in a Supporting Role – I can never eat enough quinoa – which is not to say that I consume quinoa for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but rather that no amount of it seems to fill me.

Julia's Banana Bread

My Maui Food Memory – Along with visiting the Haleakala Crater and driving The Road to Hana, I planned another must-do for our trip to Maui: eating as much banana bread as possible.

Molasses Cookies

Embracing Change in the Form of a Cookie – Certain things change when you get married.

Pistachio, Lemon, & Almond Cake

Portland Larder? – When we lived in Brooklyn – which seems like at least a year ago, but in reality was a mere four months ago – I visited Brooklyn Larder three to four times a week.

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas – Before we moved to Portland, we stayed at The Ace Hotel three times.

Strawberry and Shortbread Tart

Six Pints of Strawberries: Strawberry Shortbread – I love it when dishes take familiar taste combinations and present them in slightly altered ways.

Cherry Ginger Scones

Seeking Familiarity – To ease the transition, I've tried to replicate certain arrangements we had in our last apartment: our ubiquitous eiffel tower print is now hung above the television, per usual.

Ginger Peach Muffins

Memories of Summer: Ginger Peach Muffins – Smelling a ripe peach immediately brings to mind several food memories: summers on my parents' deck, eating the fruit as quickly as I could as it leaked all over my arm.

Crusted Pumpkin Wedges

Pumpkin Wedges – These pumpkin wedges capitalize on the remaining whole pumpkins you can still snag at the farmers' market or grocery store.

Sweet Potato Pudding

Sweet Potato Pudding – I'm intrigued by how certain recipes incorporate flavors in untraditional ways.

Apricot Crumb Cake

Cooking it Fresh: Apricots – I brought a bagful of Red Jacket Orchards’ apricots home with me on Thursday.

Fried Okra with Indian Spices & Tomato Jam

Inspiration from North Carolina – This weekend, we turned these plump sap green okra into a delicately fried appetizer, topped with homemade tomato jam.

Cherry Hand Pies

Happy 4th! – I made these portable pies yesterday and we've been munching on them all weekend.

Pistachio Biscotti

Pistachio Biscotti – It shouldn’t be a secret that I have a fondness for pistachios.

Apple Crostata with Cheddar Crust

A Harvest Pie – My favorite kind of baking doesn't involve icing cupcakes, decorating cookies, or layering a cake.

Pistachio, Yogurt, and Cardamom Cake

Pistachio Obsessed – My love for pistachios is practically predestined.

Earl Grey Biscotti

Earl Grey Biscotti – I love the idea of cooking with tea and, in fact, own a different tea cookbook, Tea Cuisine.