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At the end of October, I landed in blustery, rain-drenched Nuremberg in the full throes of season change. The air was a little bit wild with the sense of storm, and the sky was a patchwork of grays, and the sidewalk mottled with ruddy leaves in their annual transition to winter. This is my favorite […]


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - These are perfect for the holidays! Love :)ReplyCancel

  • thefolia - Oh boy oh boy more yummy treats to bake! Happy Holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Jacki - how beautiful! Does this shop have a website? I see several things I would love to order!
    Wonderful treatsReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - The shop was heaven! Unfortunately, I don’t remember the name of it. Which is too bad!ReplyCancel

  • Ellie - Oh, these are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • jenna @ just j.faye - I love German christmas markets and these cookies look spectacular! I’m so intrigued by the addition of almond butter in the dough!ReplyCancel

  • Ana - Oh the Christmas Markets are the one thing I miss most about Germany. There is nothing better during the Holiday time as to walk around, sip some hot chocolate, eat all the deliciousness and just have a good time. I was looking for a good recipe for gingerbread cookies and this one seams to be my favorite. :)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - Your cookies look yum. But didn’t see where in the directions to add the flour.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Thanks for catching that, Cindy. Right at the end. Fixed.ReplyCancel

  • Millie | Add A Little - These look so tasty and the fact that they’re gluten free makes it even better!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - If you didn’t ‘t want to use a nut butter what would a substitute be?ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Good question, Tammy. The almond butter was a sub for regular or vegan butter, so I would use an equal quantity of that instead.ReplyCancel

  • Christie Dietz (Eating Wiesbaden) - Beautiful photos! It’s really lovely to see the Christmas markets through someone else’s eyes; I’ve been living in Germany for five years now and your images really capture the Christmas magic that I’ve just come to accept as standard at this time of year. So, thank you for that! And those gingerbread cookies sound fantastic. Pinned!ReplyCancel

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food - I can just smell these cookies baking.

    Can’t wait to hear more about your cruise. What a lovely experience that must’ve been.ReplyCancel

Howdy Gang! (First, hey check it out! With the kind help of some friends who are more talented at these things than I am (hello Kate, hello Rachel!), I’ve finally launched a site redesign. It’s been in the works for over a year, but what a year it’s been. My friend Andrew did the lettering. […]


  • J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats - Oooh the hemp seeds and the coconut! Chocolate bark is normally not something I get excited about but this I would actually pick over cookies/buche de noel/other Xmas baked goods!ReplyCancel

  • Vadim - Such a delicious recipe! I’ll definitely cook it one of these days, but don’t know for sure if I would be able to store it in the fridge for a week :D.ReplyCancel

  • cynthia - I want to live in these photos. And live off this bark. So beautiful, Kimberley!!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - This is absolutely stunning- I love the white coconut and seeds against the dark chocolate. So striking! Bet it tastes pretty good, too. ;)ReplyCancel

  • - Chocolate bark makes such a beautiful gift, and anything involving salted chocolate makes me very happy.ReplyCancel

  • thefolia - This for a cleanse…I’m in! Happy Nesting.ReplyCancel

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health - i love chocolate-cleanse :)ReplyCancel

  • jaime - i’m sorta new to your blog (hi!) but heeey, i love the new design! simple and bold and bright. i’m a fan!

    and i’m with cynthia; i could definitely live in these photos. i love chocolate but i’ve never felt particularly drawn to chocolate bark (in so many cases it feels like a dumbing down of luscious dark chocolate with lame and unchocolatey things like dried fruit and crappy hard candy pieces), but i love what you’ve got going on here; the spice, the textures, the savory nuttiness. brilliant.

    happiest of holidays to you, kimberley!ReplyCancel

  • Millie | Add A Little - This looks amazing and it would make such a perfect gift!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen - I love how simple and delicious this is! So perfect for a holiday party.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - Great new site design Kimberley! The lettering is really fun and I love how the simplicity of the design really makes your photography pop. I love treats that are more than just sweet – this with its spice and saltiness and nutiness works on so many levels.ReplyCancel

  • Drumles Den Haag - Really simple and nice! I love dark chocolate! Lovely :)ReplyCancel

  • John Mondin - Great share Kimberley! I love the dark choolate and your pictures look amazing! Enjoy the holidays and looking forward to your blog in 2015!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - Love the new site Kimberley! And this recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it out!ReplyCancel

  • SG - I am yearning to make this and give to friends (and of course eat myself!) xo your website looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Ellie Elliott - This looks so good!! Perfect in time for the holidays!!ReplyCancel

After many months of feeling uninspired in the kitchen, the desire to spend hours tending to recipes and experiments has come back strong. I am making kimchi, and nourishing broths, and soups, and trying my hand at a gluten-free sourdough starter again. I am roasting vegetables, and letting little failures be okay, and indulging in […]


  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen - I love this recipe, Kimberly. I’ve made it a couple times and it never disappoints. And can we talk about that photo of the half sunken canoe. Um..gorgeous! I need that photos :-).ReplyCancel

  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors - love these pictures! The savory sweet quick bread sounds heavenly! Love the spices and te walnuts. I think the crumb topping takes this over the edge from simple to a real treat! Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - Perfect for fall! This bread sounds like a dream on a crisp and cool morning :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - I’ve had my eye on this recipe since I first saw it in your beautiful book. I’ve been away from home for a while but I can’t wait to make this when I get back.ReplyCancel

  • Maryna - you take awesome pictures!! and also the recipe is very nice)ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - I would like to have this for breakfast right now!!ReplyCancel

  • Ben - Kimberley, this quick bread is pretty amazing. I feel like each time I’ve tried it I am surprised again by the sage and how it plays a starring role, making this bread really unique and special. It’s great to hear that you are feeling newly inspired and that you’re doing well this fall. Also, amazing photos!ReplyCancel

  • Julia - South by Northwest - Sage is an interesting addition. Based on Ben’s comment, it looks like I need to give it a try.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie @ Notes of Bacon - Absolutely love those colours, stunning time of year and stunning photos! Cant wait to make the recipe, that’s an all round pleaser if I ever saw one. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • johanne - Perfect desert for thanksgiving I should say.. I’ve got to try this one.ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - Portland is beautiful, and so is that apple sage walnut bread!!ReplyCancel

  • autumn - Love those surges of kitchen inspiration and energy. I’ve been feeling that hankering to bake lately and this is just a perfect candidate.ReplyCancel

  • Karishma - That bread looks so delicious, especially all the crumbly bits.

    I think I know how you feel about lacking inspiration in the warmer months. In the summer, my kitchen was so hot I just didn’t want to cook. Now it’s all I like doing :)ReplyCancel

  • kristie {birch and wild} - This looks lovely. I love that it is gluten free, but it still looks like it has a moist texture. And your photos evoke a lovely feeling of cozy kitchen and sipping coffee by a woodstove while eating this cake.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah @ eating with alice - What beautiful photos! Hope to try this recipe – looks deliciously comforting!ReplyCancel

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food - Well, I haven’t been on here in a few weeks because you changed your site! Well done! Looks fabulous!

    I’ve had such a hard time coming up with recipes recently. I think I need to go no a little vacation to get focused. But gosh this bread looks wonderful. Totally inspired.ReplyCancel

  • David - This looks great. And gluten free too! My son and I have wheat problems. Thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel