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Comfort Food

Chicken Quinoa Salad

Overwhelming. That’s how life feels right now. It’s all very, very good things. Just all the good things, all at once. Beautiful weather. Delicious food. Lots of work. Lots of catering. Lots of family and friends. Lots of planning. Preparing. Dreaming. And not a terrible lot of sleeping. But lots […]

Comfort Food

Cherry & Apricot Crumble

When I think about summer, I think of warm, long, lazy days. I think of going on outdoor adventures that aren’t usually possible in the Oregon rain. I think of eating foods whose seasons last only a few fleeting weeks. I hope for a pace that’s a little slower, a […]

Comfort Food

Cherry Tomato Pico de Gallo

I almost feel a little silly posting a “recipe” for this, since it’s super simple and I’m sure most people can make pico de gallo in their sleep. But this space is about sharing what comes out of my kitchen, and this one is such a summertime staple for us, […]

Comfort Food

Simple Green Beans

Before I began my cooking journey, I had a reputation as quite a picky eater. I was not fond of most unknown things, and was especially disdainful towards cooked vegetables. Until I was taught how to properly prepare them, veggies like green beans were not a part of my diet. […]


Housewarming Party

Cooking for your friends is always a little nerve-wracking. Especially when they’re awesome. Especially when they pay you their hard-earned money. Especially when you want to provide an absolutely amazing experience for them. Turns out, it’s also the most fun. Thursday was one of my favorite days in a long […]

Life on the Farm

Blueberry Season

Blueberry season (usually coinciding with Fourth of July) marks the true beginning of summer and always makes me feel a bit nostalgic. A bowl of those juicy, luscious, strangely refreshing berries floods me with moments and memories from the last eight years that I’ve been with my husband. Learning to […]