Recipe: Honey-Chamomile Panna Cotta
Just the right amount of sweetness, beautifully set yet not too jiggly, satisfyingly rich and oh so easy-peasy – topped with fresh fruit and eaten straight from the ramekins or small bowls they’re made in.
3 Simple and Life-Affirming Habits That Have Changed My Life
While changing long standing habits takes time and can be difficult, I know from experience how transformative the process can be. Learning how to release destructive habit patterns and adopt constructive, empowering, life-affirming habits has changed my life.
Chicken pesto and a skirted twirl
We packed a cold chicken pesto sandwich, a greek salad, and a couple of bottles of kombucha from the Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op into a lunchbox for just the right moment to pullover and pop the trunk for lunch. I’ve eaten lots of fancy foods in very nice restaurants over the years, but these humble…
Recipe: Tropical Fruit Granola
Made with gluten-free oats, nuts and seeds, coconut, dried fruit, and wellbeing-supportive, adaptogenic herbs.
Tiny Buttermilk Pancakes in The Wild
While watching the sunrise over frozen hills from my kitchen window, I ate a single perfect pancake, complete with a cartoon quality pat of melting butter and a hefty glug of maple syrup. I cleaned up while the leftover pancakes cooled, used a cookie cutter to cut them into several small circles, and dusted them…
Fancified Instant Ramen with Poached Salmon and Half-boiled Ajitama
While it might not be entirely traditional, this bowl of ramen was complex and satisfying; a damn fine interpretation using things I had on hand.
Recipe: Sour Cream Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake and a Saskiko-Inspired Hand-Mending Project Update
There is a cake recipe at the end of this post as your reward for continuing to indulge me in my steadfast effort to convert my modest wardrobe into a curated collection of slow craft, folk art heirlooms. I’m only half kidding when I say “curated” and “folk art heirlooms” and I’m not kidding at…
Easy Like Sunday Morning – Classic French Croissants and a New Book
I finally did it. I followed the recipe in Le Creuset Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes From Our French Table and made French Croissants from scratch.
Recipe: Brown Butter, Toasted Almond and Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
This skillet cookie is an adaptation of the Bon Appetit Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie recipe and combines a few of my favorite dessert elements: luxurious brown butter, sea salt, toasted almond and chocolate, with toffee-like crunchy cookie edges, and a delectably chewy cookie center.
Recipe: Bison and Butternut Squash Stew
Served humbly over steamed rice, this bison stew was wonderful rich and satisfying. The bison meat itself was so hearty and deeply comforting; we went to bed with full bellies and woke up with an urgent hankering for leftover stew for breakfast.
Hand-mending and an iced lemon loaf cake
This morning I began a massive mending feat: stitching two large Sashiko-inspired patches on to the knees of my well-loved, worn-nearly-into-the-ground Lucy and Yak organic cotton twill Dungarees.
A Recent Culinary Experiment: Curing Egg Yolks
I recently experimented with curing egg yolks following the directions provided in the recipe for Asparagus with Cured Egg Yolk in the Le Creuset cookbook.