The Year In Food » Fine Seasonal Eating

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One thing that I love about holidays is how they bookend a year. The marking of time brings memories into sharper relief. I was reminded of a Thanksgiving at my dad’s house many years ago, perhaps the first Thanksgiving where we had friends join, along with my boyfriend at the time. There was something really […]


  • Walt - This looks like one worth trying. It’s a great squash season with many varieties available now and this recipe will enhance the squash we are having this Sunday.ReplyCancel

  • Peter Stafford - Kimberly,

    Norma was truly impressed with this dish and put it on our to cook list — I’ll probably make it later this week to go along with a couple of barbecued pork chops dusted with Herbs de Provence, and pepper.

    Are you still in Portland? We will be there for Thanksgiving. Love to see you during that week.


  • Ann - What a great idea! I ‘m always on the lookout for something that can add a bit of drama and texture to a dish. Never thought about split peas but their crunch factor sounds like a winner! I’ll definitely be giving them a try.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Can’t wait to try this! I use a lot of dried peas and lentils, but believe it or not, I’ve never used yellow peas!! Perfect recipe for my first time!ReplyCancel

  • michelle @ hummingbird high - i love acorn squash and feel like it doesn’t get enough love compared with butternut. bookmarking this recipe for a future dinner soon! xoReplyCancel

  • Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures - This looks so delicious! I always use the term stuffing instead of dressing as well – just doesn’t have the same memory evoking association with Thanksgiving. Also, I LOVE that pink plate!!ReplyCancel

  • Christiann - I just can’t get over squash. Ever.
    This looks incredible!!!! CKReplyCancel

  • Jenny // - Sounds amazing! The split peas are genius!ReplyCancel

Last weekend I went to the Cherry Bombe Jubilee. I went there assuming that I’d feel out of my element, as I so often do in large social settings. Instead, all day, I ran into so many people whom I knew and loved, people I’d met over the years by way of the food world […]


  • Erica - This was so special to share your year with us, thank you for your bravery. This cake looks amazing as wellReplyCancel

  • Ileana - Lovely post, Kimberley! It is hard to put yourself out there. I wish you lived closer – I’d love to hang out :)ReplyCancel

  • Van gezilecek yerler - Vavv. Very drlicious. ThanksReplyCancel

  • thefolia - Happy reaching out and feasting together!ReplyCancel

  • IVANA MILOJEVIKJ - I really like that cake. Good jobReplyCancel

  • Chloe | Conscious by Chloe - What you write totally resonates with me. As an expatriate and a freelancer working from home, I’ve had to proactively look to make connections.

    Well, now that you know where I live, feel free to stop by anytime. Bonus points if you bring cake ;)

    See you very soon!


  • Sadie Gillis - I’m sorry you have been so down. Reach for Jesus. Politics and other people are bound to let you down but Jesus won’t. Blessings, SadieReplyCancel

  • Sarah Menanix - I completely relate to what you write about here and I admire your challenge to seek actual real humans and community. (Relatedly – if you brought this cake literally anywhere, you’d make fast friends….). Wish you lived closer (for the friendship and the cake!)ReplyCancel

  • thalia - this cake is SO beautiful. the crumble topping is divine too. and the light in the photos? gorgeous!!i’m so jealous of the pink pearl apples too!! we can’t get them here in australia :( XxReplyCancel

  • Chez - Your thoughts resonated with me so much. It’s so easy to become isolated, even when living surrounded by others in the middle of a city. I like how your phrase about ‘discovering the limits of your ability to be alone’ and how that propelled you into action. There’s a great lesson there. The cake sounds great too!ReplyCancel

  • eath healthy - it looks so sweet and healthy. thank you for the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • healthy food - it looks so sweet and healthy. thank you for the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Diego Lopes - This looks just so darn good! Looking forward to make this recipe this weekend!ReplyCancel