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It wasn’t my plan to step away from this site for so long, but doing so honestly felt really good. I marvel at how my foray into blogging was the antidote to what I was doing at the time (which I loved, but needed a break from.) And now, it’s being off the internet, and […]


  • Nicole - I hope you enjoyed your time away, it sounds wonderful. What beautiful corn! I love tacos of all kinds and these are especially pretty. Welcome back :)ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - So many awesome flavours in these tacos. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - YUMMMMMMMMMMY! I want to come over! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sara - I love the flavors of the transition period too. September is magical! These tacos look great.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - Oh hey, welcome back :) Hope some real-life living was kind to you (it sounds like it was). This time of year is my favourite for the “middle space” aspect that you mention. I live for that cozy and bright September duality. Sweet tac’s dude! xoReplyCancel

  • thefolia - Viva la taco…always a hit in our nest. Happy Nesting.ReplyCancel

  • Ashlae - Summer is certainly best off the internet, but I’m happy you’re back. With tacos.ReplyCancel

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen - Welcome back! It must have been wonderful to unplug for a little bit, even if only partially. These tacos look perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - Oh, I’m so with you. Summer is so fleeting that I feel like the only way to try and capture it, even if just for a moment, is to be totally present in the world. I hope you’ve had a great few months and have had a chance to reflect on all the amazing stuff you’ve done this year. Plus, I’m never going to turn down a taco…ReplyCancel

  • PassTheKnife - What a glorious summer it was, I’m coming into fall refreshed. Perfect tacos to celebrate the beginning of a new season!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - This looks delicious! Simply blissful!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - What brand tortillas? I haven’t found any that are soy freeReplyCancel

  • Elenore - Kimberley, you write “being present in a way that engages all of your senses” and there really is nothing else to it.

    I’m happy that you’ve filled your soul with some real life awesomeness and these tacos, gorgeous.. OMG!!! I can’t wait to get to SF and meet you for realz very soon!

    and I’m SO crazy excited for your True Nourishment photo essay! Wihooo flippin’ amazing!

    Lotsa love,

  • Elenore - ..I forgot to mention: These pictures! Incredible! I think you just outdid yourself <3ReplyCancel

  • Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen - These tacos look delicious – I love the idea of roasted cauliflower in a taco – genius!ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - How can I get a plate of that?!ReplyCancel

  • Valeria - I am with you here – I tried to live summer more deeply and in a more present way. It really goes in the blink of an eye, leaving us missing it for nine more months. Love these tacos – so vibrant and nutritious! xReplyCancel

  • Angela Brown - Loving these corn pics–beautiful light!! And I totally agree–I love how this time of year my local farm stand is a perfectly balanced combo of the best of both summer and fall :)ReplyCancel

  • ami@naivecookcooks - This looks so so delish!!ReplyCancel

  • Meg @ Beard and Bonnet - These tacos are brilliant!!! Pinning.ReplyCancel

  • Emilie@TheCleverCarrot - Hi Kimberley! I am so glad I stumbled upon your site. What a treat for the senses and such gorgeous, healthy recipes. Love love love. Glad you’re back on the scene (breaks are definitely much needed) and looking forward to reading some more :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Cottrell - I am twenty four year student who loves to eat healthy. However, when it comes to cooking I am not very good at it. I decided it is time to start to learn how to cook and eat others foods besides yogurt and salads. I went online and look for healthy recipes and came across your blog. Your Harvest Tacos look delicious and not hard to replicate. I am exciting to put my “not so experienced” cooking skills to the test. Thank you so much for this recipe. Cant wait for the outcome.ReplyCancel

  • Arika M. - That looks so fresh and amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen - These tacos look absolutely amazing! The perfect food to serve to friends and family.
    I also want to say how much I’ve loved your book so far; I finally got it a few weeks ago. I’ve already made a bunch of recipes, such as the candied ginger granola (my mom says it’s the best granola she has ever had), and will make the red bell pepper soup tonight. Thank you so much for sharing your food with us on both your blog and in your book. xoReplyCancel

  • Caroline - These are beautiful. I love simple, fresh tacos that come together quickly.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Modelle - Kimberly, these photos are so beautiful. Felt like I was there with you… well almost.
    We are still getting some summer produce at the farmers market, but I’m afraid the corn is all gone. Oh well, saving this in my file for next summer.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Oh my heavens–am I head over heels about this!ReplyCancel

  • jennifer - The taco’s look amazing. very very yummy and amazing pictures.
    Keep the great work up :)


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 […]


  • 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…


  • 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

  • di from the culinary library - You might be interested in the definitive and most comprehensive sauce cookbook available on the market, MASTERY OF THE SAUCES. Following their highly successful Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle and Edible Flowers & leaves, volume 3 has just been published by The Culinary Library and is available world wide on Amazon with a LOOK INSIDE function.ReplyCancel

  • 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. […]


  • 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!

  • 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)

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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”

  • Matt - Wow this looks great. Glad I stumbled onto thisReplyCancel

  • Beauty Follower - Yummyphotos!

  • 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