The Year In Food » Fine Seasonal Eating

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Ten years ago, I hated following recipes. I prided myself on my intuitive abilities in the kitchen, but they were pretty limited: veggie-filled pastas, semi-okay soups, stir fries. But I loved to cook, and I loved to eat with my friends. I was a little burned out on the uber-conceptual, precision to-the-1/64th of-an-inch focus of […]


  • thefolia - Beautiful cake…I just made an almond cake too for a worthy celebration…congratulations and happy feasting!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley @ The Naked Food Life - For a long time I felt like I had to pursue a restaurant (or other commericial environment) to validate my culinary degree and kitchen skills. But I have only ever enjoyed cooking in my own kitchen so blogging and recipe development has brought me so much more joy than any traditional job! I love this cake and would love to get my hands on your stunning cookbook!ReplyCancel

  • Limner - “Home cooking is sometimes relegated to a second-class status, perhaps because it is the domain of women . . .” I’m shocked. The same men who have taken over cooking on tv and in restaurants had to have started cooking at home, don’t you think? It annoys me to no end the way women, the first cooks/chefs have been relegated to non-cook status. We are the first food-givers. We didn’t come with breasts for nothing. :)

    Men pushed midwives from birthing rooms and put us flat on our backs to push out a small human. We cannot let them push us out of our kitchens too. And no, there’s nothing wrong with men cooking. They have every right to cook alongside women. ;) Perhaps they need to go back to hunting/foraging, and bringing home the wild asparagus, wild ramps, mushrooms, etc.. :D

    Those strawberries look normal, but the blackberries are giants. My favorite cake is Berry Chantilly. The berries are scary. I loved wild strawberries from my grand’s pasture. They were tiny and so sweet.

    This looks delicious but I’ve never used rice or almond flour, so am not likely to bake this. I’d buy it from a bakery or order it in a restaurant though. Your photographs are arresting; I’ll read entire recipes knowing full well I’m not going to cook or bake it. Sometimes looking and imagining is good enough.ReplyCancel

  • Jessi - Wow, this cake looks amazing in those beautiful pictures!!! Such a colorful and healthy ingredients!!! Congratulations:)ReplyCancel

  • Megan Codington - HI, I just wanted to say how lovely this post is! I Love the colors and the feel and the lighting. You really nailed it by creating the desire to taste this! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Happy blogiversery, Kimberly! I loved reading your story and I think your photography is absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - I am so excited I came across this recipe! I was just thinking that I needed to do something with the almond cake and asparagus I just bought and I found this.ReplyCancel

Hello, friends! I am so excited to officially launch Self-Care Strategies this week with a perfect practice to launch into summer: Nicole Gulotta’s Social Media Cleanse. The cleanse launches on the first day of summer, June 21st. I often find June to be a crazy busy month. Every year, I set my sights on river […]


  • limner - Coming here is like an eye/vision cleanse. The remedy is full on color!ReplyCancel

  • Juls - I will be an avid reader of your self-care strategies as my intention is to use this summer as a season to reflect on myself my work routine.
    I already signed up for Nicole’s Social Media Cleanse. It will be the first step!ReplyCancel

WEEKEND FOOD STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA welcome dinner + 2 days of dynamic, hands-on lessons { to register: email bella [at] to reserve your spot } I am thrilled to announce that Bella, creator of gorgeous site ful-filled, and I are co-teaching an immersive weekend workshop all about food photography […]


  • Paige - Oh I wish I could be there for this workshop! It looks like so much fun!


  • Kelly Mahan - Damn, I wish I lived closer to come to your photography workshop. It sounds so cool and interesting! Either way, thank you for the opportunity and for organizing it! =)ReplyCancel

  • Alex - Could you please notify me when the next workshop will be?ReplyCancel