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A Successful Workshop

This winter (and early spring) has been a season of reflection for me. As I ease back into a more consistent event schedule, it’s been a time of looking at my life and at myself, and trying to pinpoint the things I like and work on the things I don’t. […]

Comfort Food

Environmentalist Salad

Branches are blooming, spring has sprung and I’m craving fresh, simple meals to escape the squash-based soups we’ve lived on all winter. That first CSA basket can’t come soon enough! This salad is my take on one my Mom and I had at the quaintest little cafe and market in […]

Comfort Food

Orange Almond Fennel Cake

I’m not quite sure how it all happened, but lately I’ve found myself giving a lot of pep talks on how it’s okay to make mistakes and not be perfect. Me, the one who spends most of their time battling soul-crushing anxiety about those very things; mistake making and imperfection. […]

Comfort Food

Chocolate Cake + Meyer Lemon Whip

Despite the fact that I spend two mornings a week serving as backup pastry chef at a little cafe here in wine country, I remain hesitant to call myself a baker. I still get foiled on a regular basis by custards and sponges, buttercreams and mousses. I still forget vital […]

Comfort Food

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Since I finished Molly Wizenberg’s A Homemade Life, I’ve been reading Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist. I received the book as a sweet, out-of-the-blue gift from my Mother-in-Law last week, curing me of my post-really-good-book-anxiety. It’s a thing, trust me. While the book isn’t striking quite the same chord […]


On the Line

Friday night I went to an event at a restaurant owned by the chef I used to work for. I never worked there myself, but a handful of friends and former coworkers do. I popped my head in the kitchen to say hi before the event, check in with everyone […]