Category Archives: summer

LOUISIANA + THE TABASCO TASTEMAKERS TRIP // CAJUN-SPICED SWEET POTATO BURGERS

Cajun-Spiced Sweet Potato Burgers // the year in food

Flying into New Orleans on a Friday afternoon, what struck me from the window of the airplane was how pervasive and dramatic the serpentine waterways were. It was a landscape of water upon water, broken just barely by clumps of small brownish dots – the water-loving plants of the bayou. It was, of course, the […]

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SQUASH PASTA WITH YOGURT, PEAS AND CHILE // FACING THAT OPEN SPACE

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When I left home to travel last month, it felt like a perfect clean slate: I had just turned in my manuscript; my most longstanding regular freelance gig, with Etsy, had come to a close; and a fledgling romance had unraveled. It was kind of liberating. I had no loose ends, and no compelling reason […]

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CHILI LIME WATERMELON POPS

Chili Lime Watermelon Pops // The Year in Food

Guys. Hi! I can’t believe that the official start of summer is this weekend. I’m heading to the woods on a backpacking trip – where it’ll be hot and summery and full of bears and unbelievable views. Lots of bears + no electricity means no popsicles for me this weekend. I can hang with a […]

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A SALAD OF WHITE PEACHES AND ASPARAGUS

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At the beginning of this year, I made a list of things that I wanted to prioritize in 2013. I didn’t regard it as a set of resolutions, a set of must-dos; I just wanted these things to guide my year, to set a tone. Among those was a pretty strong desire to have more […]

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GRILLED BEET SALAD

Grilled Beet salad

Howdy, friends. I picked up a new phrase from my friend Erin last week: in the molasses. That’s kinda how I feel right now. It’s intense over here in crazy-making bookland. The immensity of the work before me on this cookbook and the time left to get ‘er done leave me feeling dizzy and panicked. […]

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