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I’m pretty sure that Iceland is my spirit animal. I have always, always wanted to go. Ashlae of Oh, Ladycakes and I are thrilled to announce that we’re co-hosting the trip of a lifetime. A week of stunning landscapes, amazing local food, hot springs, hot houses, geothermal features, horses, windswept vistas, and glaciers, oh my! […]


  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health - this trip sounds ahmazing..and iceland, i will be stalking you both.ReplyCancel

  • Lissa - If I went to Iceland, I would want to take a pony home with me. They are cute.

  • Natalie - Oh my! What a wonderful opportunity! You gals are going to have a wonderful time. And how cool that you get to teach people while you are there!ReplyCancel

  • betty Swaffar - I have been to Europe and Turkey but never to ice land. I am interested in it . If you could tell me when it is and how much it cost.ReplyCancel

  • Melisa - Oh it sounds fun! And it looks beautiful to. So lucky. xx


  • Martine - Lucky! I went last year.

    Farm to table food – the seafood and fish are so amazing.

    I look forward to a future post about skyr (try the actual brand name Skyr – the pear flavour – to die for).

    In Canada, we do not have skyr – at least not in western Canada. I would love to be able to make it but cannot find the skyr culture.

    Have a most amazing time. Reykjavik is a most walkable city. Be prepared to take lots of photos! and definitely soak in as many hot springs/hot pots as you can. Icelanders are very clean – you must fully bath (every orifice) before going into the pools)!ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - Such an amazing opportunity! I can’t wait to read all about it!ReplyCancel

  • Limner - Oh, what I wouldn’t give! Have a enough fun for me!!!ReplyCancel

  • thefolia - Sounds dreamy…happy trails!ReplyCancel

  • Malia @ Small Town Girl - I’ve always wanted to visit Iceland. Looking forward to living vicariously through your stories and pictures. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - So beautiful pictures, thanks for a great journey! ReplyCancel

  • erin {yummy supper} - Lovely lady! It has been waaayyy too long since I’ve seen your face. I hope all is well in your world!
    Iceland. Fuck yeah. That sounds awesome. A bucket list spot for me for sure.
    Keep that globetrotting coming. It’s fun to live vicariously.

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food - How amazing is this?!?!? It sounds like a truly wonderful week. I’ve had Iceland on my list of travel destinations for quite some time. At some point, I need to turn that into a reality. It looks like a magical place.ReplyCancel

Years ago, when I was in India, I spent some time in the town of Dharamsala. It was a welcome respite from India’s chaos and overstimulation. Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dharamsala is where the Tibetan government in exile is based, and there is a large community of Tibetan refugees who have made […]


  • Nicole - I’ve just started to get into coffee and the bulletproof coffee intrigues me! I love this frothy and beautiful version.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - It is my favorite thing ever. :)ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - This is such a neat recipe!! Love this idea!ReplyCancel

  • Kasey - Wow, I don’t even like coconut, but your description of this coffee sounds heavenly. Beautiful writing about the event, too…It is amazing how our emotions can be triggered by a memory of taste.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Thank you, Kasey! The coconut flavor is subtle – there’s also a faint fragrance of coconut, but I’m a coconut freak. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - What a powerful piece of writing Kimberley; thank you for sharing your memories and stories with us.ReplyCancel

  • Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table - I appreciate the beautiful story, especially as it makes me more excited to try coconut butter coffee. I have honestly never understood this trend, and wasn’t quite looking forward to trying it, either… But your recipe makes it sound honest and beautiful. Thank you for this!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - I had the same reaction to this trend too, so I especially appreciate hearing this. Thanks Ksenia!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Was just about to make a latte before I read this, but as I love coconut I am now off to make a coconut coffee instead – I don’t have butter, only hard oil, which doesn’t look too different to your photos, fingers crossed.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Coconut oil totally works! And who knew that an immersion blender can essentially make a latte? It’s my favorite thing.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - This is SO happening. Whipping up some coconut butter, STAT!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Next, I need to make my own coconut butter.ReplyCancel

  • cynthia - This is such a beautiful post, Kimberley. Thank you for sharing, and for this gorgeous coconut butter coffee — I can’t wait to try it!ReplyCancel

  • Melisa - Normally I don’t like coffee, but I’m definitely going to try this out! X


  • RIa - How do you make the coconut butter? I would love this coffee!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Hi Ria! You can actually buy coconut butter at most health food stores, and I believe that Trader Joe’s carries it now too. You can substitute coconut oil as well, which is more readily available.ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - This looks like a fantastic coffee, love that you used coconut butter!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - This beautiful post inspired me to make coconut butter from scratch for the first time yesterday (it was so easy!) and now I have this delicious frothy thing in front of me. Thank you! Having something to look forward to in the morning is pretty much the only way I get out of bed, and this is perfect.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - I love that! I still have not made it from scratch (apart from one failed attempt that overheated my food processor.) It is exactly what I need to feel enthused in the morning too. A revolution!ReplyCancel

  • Kirstie - Your writing is so moving. The photographs are beautifully inspiring and light and you’ve created an amazing feeling around your ritual. I need to try this. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Thank you so much, Kristie! I couldn’t have asked for a more thoughtful response. It’s appreciated. :)ReplyCancel

  • thefolia - Wow that sounds like quite the experience…the things we take for granted :(ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I like your cooking blog! Check out my blog too! Let’s connect!


  • Aimee - How much milk do you think you use?ReplyCancel

  • Djaniella - YUM! Wow this looks super delicious :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE coffee and have never heard of the use of coconut butter. Does it substitute as the sweetener for the coffee?ReplyCancel

  • Tarin Lindsey - This CREAMY COCONUT BUTTER COFFEE recipe looks delicious and yummy. Your ingredients is good with perfect background. I have to make this and share it with my friends. I am so excited to prepare this recipe.Thanks for this recipe I learned a lot. GREAT!


  • Wei - I think my mind exploded just from reading the title. This looks so amazing! Your photos are always so beautiful.ReplyCancel

Every year, without fail, March inspires me to garden. It caught me off guard a few weeks ago, that desire. Because this year, my summer feels so up in the air. I am ready to move, out of the city, but where to, exactly, remains a little uncertain. So I made a deal with myself: […]


  • Therese - this looks so fresh and amazing :) truly inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - This is my first year of gardening and I can absolutely relate to everything you’ve said here (apart from the fact that I’m 99% sure that I’ve managed to kill my salad leaves…). There’s something in that greenness which is so grounding. Good luck with whatever is on the horizon for you this summer. I look forward to seeing where the wind takes you.ReplyCancel

  • Teeny Red Cabin - I don’t think this bowl of goodies could look any more beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - It’s funny how gardens can bring so much to the surface. They’re all about place, embracing and investing in where we are, and when things are up in the air, it’s hard to feel grounded (sorry, I usually avoid puns.) It’s so nice that you decided to get something going in your garden, even with change in the air. Here’s hoping you land somewhere great in the months ahead, and in the meantime, may every salad be as bountiful as this beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Yin and Yolk - I am incredibly jealous of your garden. I live in the city and every year I tell myself that this is the year to sign up for a community garden space so I can experience what you’re describing. The salad looks amazing and so enticing.ReplyCancel

  • dishing up the dirt - Love this salad and love this post. Cheers to the dirt and all the beautiful things that grow in it.ReplyCancel

  • kristie {birch and wild} - Everything you feel about gardening, I feel too. I love to sit in my garden in the evening with some tea, until the sun slips behind the trees.
    This is a beautiful salad with an incredible array of flavors. I have roasted radishes, but I have never cooked them in butter. That sounds so good.ReplyCancel

  • Angela Brown - Such a beautiful post, Kimberley! I feel the same way about my tiny little apartment-sized garden. It really soothes me and roots me and nourishes me in such unexpected ways! I agree that one of my most favorite things about the summer is walking outside just before dusk, digging my hands into the dirt, and then sitting barefoot, drinking a glass of wine and watching the sun set with a good book or magazine in hand! Such perfection, really! I just wrote a post over on my site about how I’m currently cleaning out my freezer of the many herbs I froze last season to prepare for my spring garden too! Best of luck with your move and with your new plantings :)ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - Such beautiful pics! I am all for using lentils in food, they’re one of my favorites and easy to get a hold of. I unfortunately only have room to grow herbs in my garden, no big veggies, so I’m a little jealous of the great things you’ve got!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel (Tasty Thailand) - Wow, this not only looks like it’s going to taste amazing but it’s also incredibly beautiful. Can’t wait to try this. And I love lentils – just never think of serving them with a salad :)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Waters - Oh, Babe I hear you in so many ways. Do you think we could have a dinner at my place not this, but next Saturday night? I think that’s the 18th?ReplyCancel

  • Ian - This looks like such a nice balance of textures, colors and flavors. Will have to try this to see how they come together. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • VeggieTown - It looks beautiful, tasty and simple. Just the way I like it! I would love a bowl of that.ReplyCancel

  • Shamit Khemka - Its really amazing to see an recipe which really touch my heart and which is salad recipe .
    Appreciate for your efforts .ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - This looks delicious. There is nothing like connecting with food…you can taste everything…including that good soil you hauled up the stairs!

    We need to tell more stories to connect people with real food. Farm to Table Adventures will hit the road to explore what we eat…one farm, one ingredient at a time. It will be quite an adventure. I hope you will take a peek and spread the word if you enjoy our tasty tale. http://f2ta.comReplyCancel

  • Clementine Buttercup - I love puy lentil salads.The flavour is earthy and rich and it holds so much flavour.ReplyCancel

  • Jane - Love your photos! But your recipe is better. I love blogs with nice photos and great recipes. your lentil salad looks great. I’m gonna try to make one for myself, i’m eating more healthy and organic food and try to avoid fastfood and processed food.ReplyCancel

  • shamit khemka - Thanks for the inspiration and motivation! Very well written. I will share this.!!ReplyCancel

  • Edify - Hi,Im Edify and Im a chinese.I have read your article in my country’s Internet.Its shock me a lot.And I like your attitude about life.Keep going.ReplyCancel

  • shamit khemka - This is a great recipe. SOOOOO delicious.
    Thank you so much for sharing it! Simple and fresh tasting.ReplyCancel