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PORTLAND, OREGON! I’m heading your way. I love summers in the Pacific Northwest and I’m so excited to be there. I’ll be demoing 2 vibrant summer recipes from my book: Green Rice Salad with Nectarines and Corn (pictured, above), and Sweet Corn Fritters with Avocado Crema (below.) All that, plus a taste of the Rhubarb […]

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  • Ileana - I wish I could go to this. Have fun!ReplyCancel

  • Francois de Melogue - Wow! Congrats on the book! We’ll be in PDX Saturday for the farmer’s market… unfortunately (or fortunately) I am cooking dinner at home…

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  • Rebecca - I SO wish I could go! Have fun!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Leighty - I absolutely love your blog and can’t wait to get my hands on your book! I’m just beginning my cookbook, and your work has been so inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche - beautifully captured post, wish i could have gone. love the book!ReplyCancel

  • Montse {Rhu & Sam} - OMG Where did she get that Mallorca apron? It’s so kitch and I love it ;-) Congrats for the book btw!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - I just received a copy of your book to review and it is BEAUTIFUL!!! I so enjoyed reading it and look forward to following your blog! Blessings!ReplyCancel

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  • Jess @ A Pinch of Thyme - Wow! Both dishes look delish! Wish I was in Portland so I could come to the demo!ReplyCancel

  • Ursula - I definitly have to visit you when I comet o Portland, your dishes look so deliscious! :)ReplyCancel

  • Des - The event looks like it was a huge success. Well; good food and good company just goes well together.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara - Wow. The food looks amazing. I am definitely adding this to my bucket list!ReplyCancel

  • Makelesmouthful - Nice looking dishes . I will hopefully review Portland restaurants at some pointReplyCancel

  • lisbeth | spoontang - I just put the book on order at B&N. everything looks killer amazing and I absolutely cannot wait to start cooking! and please let me know if you come to new york on your book tour!ReplyCancel

  • paseo - Good thing you did not accidentally drop something on those great shoes. Open toes in a commercial kitchen? Not a good idea.ReplyCancel

First off: LOS ANGELES! I’ll be in Pasadena tomorrow evening (Wednesday) at Vroman’s Bookstore, 7 PM. Please come and say hi and ask me weird, unexpected questions about vegetables and color and blogging and photography and other things! It’ll make me so happy to see you. Also. I had a launch party for Vibrant Food. […]

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  • Nader Khouri - I don’t know how you do it all so well!! Great party, that was fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jacki - I tried the links to look at the recipe(s) and the link for “Shanna’s!” says error, page not foundReplyCancel

  • grace - Love this recipe! (I’m posting a version of it tomorrow!) The party was so beautiful and so much fun.ReplyCancel

  • PassTheKnife - Wow, these recipes look great!! Such a great idea to do a lighter pasta in the summer time. Also the crisp looks to die for.. I think I will make it over the fourth!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa - I really love the way your blog flows with the big pictures and less writing. And I just might try some of your recipes! They look delicious :)ReplyCancel

  • Millie l add a little - Looks so gorgeous and love the sound of your dad – he seems super friendly!
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  • CINDY OWINGS - Love berry cobblers. I try to put a surprise herb in cobblers, too! Basil works nicely with peach/blueberry, for instance. Also, try lavender! Have a great party! Maybe you will make it to Montana for a book opening?ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - Looks perfect for the fourth of July!! Would love a bowl right now :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - This is definitely the next recipe I’m planning to try from your book – maybe even tonight! I had such fun seeing all the pics from the launch party on instagram; it sounds like it was a brilliant night : )ReplyCancel

  • J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats - Assumed the green in the fruits was mint. Lemon verbena is infinitely more interesting. Will have to get my hands on some.ReplyCancel

  • Angela Brown - Congrats on your book launch party! It looks like a blast! This is definitely my kind of summer dessert recipe! I still have a few baggies of frozen lemon verbena left over from last season (how I still haven’t used it all up is beyond me…), so a few rounds of this Crisp will be a good way to finish it! Enjoy the thrill of your book events!ReplyCancel

  • Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - Everything looks perfect – stunning dishes! Also I wanted to say I received your book the other day and it is just lovely – it met all of my sky high expectations! //SonjaReplyCancel

  • Joyti - It was awesome. And your decor was gorgeous. Congrats!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sini | my blue&white kitchen - Congrats on your book launch party! Looks like everyone had a lovely time and left the party with bellies filled with delicious food. This crisp looks like the perfect summer dessert. Bilberry season is just starting here in Scandinavia, and soon I can be found in the forests picking those blue jewels… I would love to make a bilberry version of this and share it with my loved ones!

    Wishing you an exciting July (which I’m sure you’ll have)
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  • Thalia @ butter and brioche - wow beautiful post & photography, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Paloma - What a stunning recipe!!! And I love the pictures too.

    Thanks for sharing it.

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  • Thefolia - I love lemon verbena…I just bought one and placed it in my new kitchen. So far I have enjoyed the perfume it gives after brushing by it, I have photographed it for my blog post and used it for tea. Thanks for sharing this recipe can’t wait to use these scented leaves for this dish. Happy Nesting.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - This all looks fabulous — I just bought your cookbook, can’t wait to try everything!ReplyCancel

  • Irene @ {a swoonful of sugar} - Your book looks amazinggg! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! Congratulations :)ReplyCancel

  • Ami@NaiveCookCooks - I have been wanting to get my hands on your book!!I have been hearing so much good stuff!ReplyCancel

  • bryan farley - Your book is fantastic, though you have created more than an excellent book.
    It was a thrill meeting you today.
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  • Jose Gomez - Excellent! Everything amazingReplyCancel

  • Chiamatemizia - Oh, i love your photos (also your recipes!).
    I bring them as inspiration for my food blog “Chiamatemi Zia”
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  • Matt - Wow this looks great. Glad I stumbled onto thisReplyCancel

  • Beauty Follower - Yummyphotos!
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  • Maria Lopez - The food and presentation looks amazing and delish! do you wear protection gloves whenever you prepare these dishes or just your bare hands?ReplyCancel

  • Fee - Congrats for being a finalist in the Best Food Blog this year … it’s how I’ve found you. Yummm, will be watching this blog!!! Shame I won’t be in San Fransisco until November, but have a blast and good luck :)ReplyCancel

With a summer of road trips ahead on my book tour, I’m gathering ideas for recipes and snacks that are ideal for travel. The Eating Well on the Road series is one of my favorites – perhaps because the anticipation and joy of travel is built into planning snacks and meals for the road. Thinking […]

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  • Allyn - I tend to make our granola (http://girlnamedallyn.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/the-best-nut-free-granola/) and I was intending to make a big batch for an upcoming 11 hour flight (yikes!), but these seem like such a less messy alternative. They look so good!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Delicious! These look like the perfect thing to have on hand when you’re not sure what quality coffee the road will present…ReplyCancel

  • Yummy - I really love it :) ReplyCancel

  • J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats - Using cherries instead of raisins, flaked coconut instead of shredded and adding crystallized ginger to boot…I think I’m in love ;)ReplyCancel

  • Megan Gordon - Yeah, girl! That book tour line up is looking good (insert “pound it” emoji here). So happy for you and so in love with the book (there is a fruit crisp in my future this evening). Also: these are right up my alley. Love their versatility and adaptability — and they’ll be a lifesaver on book tour. I was a trail mix machine…I have a feeling, these would’ve been a smarter choice :) xoxReplyCancel

  • millie l add a little - These look delicious – especially with the addition of almond butter!ReplyCancel

  • Alanna - These sound so delicious what with the cherries and nibs. So excited for the book!ReplyCancel

  • kickpleat - What a very cool sounding book – I love your travel bite ideas! Also, how exciting….good luck with your book tour!ReplyCancel

  • Our Food Stories - looks SO good!! love it!
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  • Lindsey - So super happy for you, Kimberley! I’m sure this is such an exhilarating time! Congrats, and can’t wait to get my copy next week!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - I have a ton of road trips ahead of me too, These are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Five O'clock Shallots - Congrats! Sounds like it’s a wonderful experience! Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - I love your Eating Well on the Road series so much – it’s always so inspiring, especially when I have a few weeks of travel ahead of me. These sound perfect and I’m always super keen to add ginger to my travel snacks for all the benefits that it has. I hope you manage to enjoy the craziness of the next couple of weeks! xoReplyCancel

  • shanna mallon - So happy for and proud of you! High fives and big hugs from Nashville! xx -sReplyCancel

  • Jill Chapman - Hi Kimberley!
    I’m a BIG fan of your blog and recipes. I recently started my own blog (last week!) and I tested this recipe and posted my results! I’d love to hear what you think and any advice you may have.

    Can’t wait for your cookbook!

    -Jill
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  • Ami@NaiveCookCooks - Kimberley, it’s all praises for your cookbook! Way to go girl! I am waiting to buy mine SOON!ReplyCancel

  • kristie @ birchandwild.com - These looks so delicious! I must add them to my back country snack recipe list. And congratulations on the book! I can’t wait for my copy.ReplyCancel

  • Pearl - These look fantastic. I just managed to get a camp ground reservation in Northern Ca and will have to give these a whirl. Hope to make it to Omnivore’s Books to buy your BOOK!ReplyCancel

  • Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - Oh, so excited to try this! Perhaps my kids will like these better than the usual fruit/cacao balls I make… Looks and sounds terrific!ReplyCancel

  • PassTheKnife - These look delicious and energizing. Excited the give them a try!ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - What a good to go snack…send some this way!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - So many of my favorite ingredients in one recipe! YumReplyCancel

  • Lauren - We go camping almost every weekend (spoiled, I know) and these would be great! A healthy treat with lots of flavor and some protein to boot. Perfect for around a campfire after a long hike. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • adrian @ the food gays - these look fantastic! and full of such wholesome, good for you things. i’m going to raid my pantry and make these this week.ReplyCancel

  • Eliza - Kimberly, fantastic idea, bites on the road. Creative photos mmm. ElizaReplyCancel

  • Chloe - This recipe looks delicious, but when I baked them it turned out extremely crumbly. Do you have any suggestions?ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Hi Chloe,

      I’m sorry that you had trouble with these. I think the problem is that you baked them. They’re not meant to be baked; just cooled to room temp, pressed tightly into balls, and chilled. They can tend to be a little crumbly in hotter climates, which I noted in the recipe. If it’s really hot where you live, perhaps that affected them as well.ReplyCancel

  • jennifer - very healthy and amazing. i have to try this soon :)ReplyCancel

  • MJ - totally love the flavor of these but trying to make them into balls was sad sight…could be because it’s pretty hot here in LA today. but i pressed them into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper and hoping that will make them more managable to consume though i’d be happy just to stick a spoon into the pan and go from there :) sad i missed you at vromans, 10 minutes from my place!ReplyCancel

  • Blake Holman - This is the best treat! I will be bringing this to the office and make my day a happier one! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Linda@OnPleasurefulPastry - Seems like a flavor bomb! I love almost anything with cherries, particularly red tart; however, I ran across a cherry grower I love at Portland Farmers Market. Cherry Country, http://www.TheCherryCountry.com. Bought a dried Bing/Royal Ann/Tart cherries melange that’s fantastic. No additives, sulfites, oils, sugar. I sound like an advertisement.

    Anyway, great work!ReplyCancel

  • ellie | fit for the soul - I don’t know why, but I’m particularly digging these photos! They make me feel like I’m right there hangin’ out together :)ReplyCancel

  • Avianti Jewelry - This looks amazing! Definitely going to save this!ReplyCancel

  • Foodivine - Cherry Ginger Cacao Granola Bites, this name alone is quite appetizing.ReplyCancel