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I have always loved to cook. When I was a teenager, I would roast vegetables in the oven late at night, fascinated by the transformative process, and by the magic of learning to feed oneself. In my first home away from where I grew up, my roommates and I would hold weekly dinner parties. How […]


  • cynthia - This is so beautifully written — you’ve captured the wonderful things about food and its ability to bring us together so vividly and poignantly. Thanks for sharing the Munchery love!ReplyCancel

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health - what a neat concept. its totally okay with order in and not stress about homecooked meals all the time.ReplyCancel

  • jamie - Those dinner parties were the best…ReplyCancel

  • Shaguna and Kaylee - Wow, I hope to create such a warm and inviting environment in my home one day around food.

  • Christopher - These photos are amazing! You really captured the intimacy of a nice, chill dinner with friends. Munchery looks like they have great variety and really quality ingredients.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Brandes - This is a terrific blog. The pics are gorgeous and the foods look simply delicious. I love the concept of this restaurant (store?) and wonder if you know a similar one in Toronto?
    Thanks-will continue to read your blog-loved it!ReplyCancel

  • Bob Walters - You continue to impress with your photography and narrative and this portrayal of friends and food sure inspires me to give this a try. The Munchery dishes look fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Norma Stafford - I love your blogs, have posted comments a few times, but couldn’t let this one pass me by! There’s nothing more comfortable than spur of the moment meals with friends at home! Don’t worry about cleaning the house–friends don’t mind. But, often the problem is not having the ingredients for the meal and not wanting to go grocery shopping! This blog presents us with the perfect solution! I need to check to see if this service is available in San Diego…or Munchery should expand to us! The photos (as usual) are beautiful….made me hungry! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • kristie {birch and wild} - This is a gorgeous post. All of the meals look delicious and nourishing. It looks like they have so many options!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - Beautiful pictures here! I love the food here – especially the desserts look divine.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - Thank you of sharing, this is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • shamit khemka - Dazzling photos. Very entertaining to read and surely educational;
    even for those who are well-versed in making it.ReplyCancel

  • shamit khemka - very attractive pictures with beautifully description you share i really become you fan on food matters you rocks and if there is star option, from my end always i give 5 star for your efforts and for give us always new fresh taste.ReplyCancel

  • Ann-Louise - What joy! I just visited your site for the first time and I just can’t stop wondering where have you been all my life (well at least the past 10 years of following blogs…). Thank you for a beautiful blog which I’m going be spending most of my weekend on, drooling over the pictures…ReplyCancel

  • Tito - good read, enjoyed itReplyCancel

  • Cavs - Your blog is always a great work of recipes captured in beautiful pictures. I love reading your posts and visiting your blog. Thank you for the great work.ReplyCancel

  • Alice - Delicious… Wow, I hope to create such a warm and inviting environment in my home one day around food.ReplyCancel

  • Rosy - I love this blog, i can’t hesitate to visit it for the recipes. Thanks alot.ReplyCancel

Last weekend, driving home late at night along Highway 1 from a weekend project in the dreamy town of Bolinas, tired beyond reason and probably pushing my ability to drive, I tethered my attention to a conversation between Krista Tippett and Joe Henry. Their talk was profound in the darkness, with the damp, salty air […]


  • Cate - That is a gorgeous shade of yellow. I want to make this just for the color!ReplyCancel

  • Yvette - I love the way you are different. Thank you for sharing so much delicacy in your pictures and your words.ReplyCancel

  • ASHLAE - Amen to putting the damn phone down and enjoying the little things. I, too, have been practicing a similar approach to what feels like a chaotic and busy life, and sometimes I have to laugh at myself because DANG it’s sad how distracted and consumed I can be by work and social events and those mundane, everyday tasks. Around here, March is for slow livin’, more home cooked meals, and evenings spent with ourselves and some mothereffing peace and quiet. Wouldn’t mind a turmeric chai night-cap, either. xoReplyCancel

  • Megan Gordon - KIMERLY. I loved that line, too, about the obstacles. I was driving as well and almost pulled over the car. So good. xoxReplyCancel

  • Maikki // Maikin mokomin - I love that bright yellow color, it’s like a mug full of sunshine :)ReplyCancel

  • J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats - Its really good for you skin too. Taking turmeric + omega 3 + spirulina totally changed my face :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim at Something New For Dinner - YOur turmeric chai looks fabulous! I have been looking for ways to increase the amount of turmeric in my diet. The research is pretty clear that this food is very good for you. Your pictures make this drink look wonderful. Would you mind if I share it with my readers at Something New For Dinner?

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Grace - I’ve been working hard at restructuring my morning routines for mornings when I’m home rather than at the gym. It’s nice to find a balance between quiet mornings of reading and pampering myself and those spent sweating my tail off. As the sun is coming back earlier it’s been nice to take back my mornings. Tomorrow morning, I’m adding this to my routine!ReplyCancel

  • Maria @ Island Living Midwest - Isn’t it amazing how beautiful the taste of fresh turmeric is? In Puerto Rico we add it to warm milk with cinnamon when we want a night cap. I personally love it after a strenuous workout because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Have never tried it in a true chai. And this is going on my list to try.ReplyCancel

  • Dina - Thanks for this. I was thinking of trying a chai recipe and I think this is the one. The colour is so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy - This is so beautiful, Kimberley. That’s such a good and profound metaphor, about the obstacles as the road, but one that is so hard to remember in difficult times. And those little moments of goodness are invaluable. It’s something I’m working on right now, too. Wishing you lots of breaks and quiet moments and chai! We should have one of those sorts of breaks from the day-to-day together soon. (: xoReplyCancel

  • Amy - You have star anise in the picture but not in the recipe, is this right? Will probably add it anyway. Beautiful color!ReplyCancel

  • Alanna - This looks amazing Kimberly! I so agree about fresh turmeric – it’s so bright and addictive, heads and tails above the dried stuff. I can imagine how lovely it must taste here. On it!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - The moments of grace in between the obstacles = yes! that’s so perfect and exactly sums up the way I’m trying to live my life at the moment. And when I’m in the middle of those obstacles, remembering those moments of grace makes it that much easier to cope. Love the sound of this soothing + comforting brew so much.ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - This chai looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • sita - aaahhhh… a refreshing image with a lovely caption. thank you for finding the road for us once again, and then sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Love this! I am really into turmeric right now, too. The road is indeed an easy metaphor. I like this take. Hope you’re well! xo SReplyCancel

  • Lynda - Turmeric is my new favorite health food, and I have been looking for a good tea recipe – this is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Ileana - Sunshine in a mug! I make Heidi’s turmeric tea [] whenever I feel a cold coming on. Can’t wait to try your version. Looks like a total treat!ReplyCancel

  • Becca - hello! You pictured star anise but it’s not In The ingredient list. Just curious if you actually used it and how much! Thanks! Looking forward to trying this!ReplyCancel

  • Leo Sigh - I make something similar and I drink loads of it. I live in Thailand and we get the freshest turmeric at just about any local market, and it’s dirt cheap. I add it to so much food, as it’s a cancer preventative, as well as diabetes preventative and has a boatload of other health benefits too. Thanks for the recipe. Will try this for a change from mine :) Gorgeous photos too.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - The skills are amazing. Thanks and keep upReplyCancel

  • Pamela - I really feel a huge difference on days where I drink apple cider vinegar and turmeric steeped for 10 minutes in hot water. Will definitely be trying this chai, it sounds wonderful!


  • Nishta - I am so eager to try this! I, too, recently discovered fresh turmeric and it is like a revelation. My mom, who is from India, has been so excited that the fresh root is now so readily available here in the States.ReplyCancel

In late October, I spent a glorious fall week aboard a fancy river-going ship with Viking River Cruises. We began in Nuremburg. The weather swung between gloriously grey, blustery skies, and that mellow, golden sunlight unique to fall. The leaves were in their annual shift to yellows, oranges, and reds. I wandered the streets of […]


  • molly yeh - these pictures are beautiful!!!!!! i’m heading to that part of the world next week and this got me even more excited!!!! i’m with you in preferring small towns and mountains to big cities, but the way you described budapest sounds wonderful!!ReplyCancel

  • John | heneedsfood - What a lovely trip. I’ve always wanted to do one of these cruises on the Danube. And what a gorgeous time of the year to have done it. Moody skies and confetti of leaves on the ground. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Ashlae - These photos. Swoon. Such a dreamy dreamy, trip. Also, it’s worth mentioning that I’ve never had any desire to go on a cruise.. until now.ReplyCancel

  • Grace - The photos are gorgeous! Love the video of you dancing (good thing you brought clogs!)!!ReplyCancel

  • adeline - Wow., love the photos!ReplyCancel

  • Mary ann - I have been on 2 , the Danube and the Duro in Portugal, I loved every minute!ReplyCancel

  • Anjanee - Such beautiful pictures! I agree, after a long time I’ve realized that I much prefer the quietness and tradition of the smaller villages to the big cities. I live in one of those big cities along a river where Viking cruises always stop and I’ve always been curious!! Sounds like a lovely time!ReplyCancel

  • Hung - Such lovely photos. It has inspired me to want to visit those places!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Beautiful unfolding story about your trip. Craving fall in Europe – although so far away. Thanks for sharing, and the video of you enjoying yourself at the end was a nice touch. Hope I can make this journey one day myself – very inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • CINDY - Thanks for sharing such a special trip! Your photos are beautiful & inviting!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri @ Haven Way - This sounds like an amazing adventure! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • Norma - Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!! And I thought your dance was pretty cute!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Duvall - I have chronic pain and haven’t been able to travel in 12 years. Bah! It and lap swimming were my favorite activities. But your narrative! And the incredible photos! I studied every mm of the photos and, like you, loved the offering of root vegetables. How wonderful and un-American-ish :o). I’m afraid this is trite but your words and images really gave me a sense that I WAS travelling along with you — behind your eyes, sort of. What a special adventure that was, not to mention complementary, you lucky duck.

    Here’s hoping you’ll be offered more adventures and write back to us so beautifully and show us things most of us will never see.

    Looking forward,

  • Stacy - What gorgeous photos, Kimberley! I love this. You captured the spirit of these cities and scenes so wonderfully, and I so appreciate how you found beauty to enjoy throughout each moment of this experience.ReplyCancel

  • H D Smith - What a wonderful piece of work. Your photographs are exceptional, and I am a harsh judge. The writing is beautiful too. Keep it up.ReplyCancel

  • david lindsey - What camera setup did you use for these picture?ReplyCancel

  • anita rivera - What a marvellous trip and gorgeous pictures.
    This side of Europe makes me so nostalgic about a past that seems close because of where my family is from, but distant as well as I haven’t explored it so much yet.

  • Carol - Amazing pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Alan spedding ( cumbriafoodie ) - Loving your photo gallery , amazing pics…..infact the whole site is pretty bloody good stuff.Cheered my Sunday evening up.
    Take care
    Alan ( uk )ReplyCancel

  • cora - looks lovely, all those beautiful small towns.
    maybe next time you will also visit Romania and its gorgeous towns & villages by the DanubeReplyCancel

  • Camile Davenport - Love the photos and the prose! Beautifully written. So happy you had an opportunity to experience such a lovely excursion!


  • kristie {birch and wild} - Your photos always invoke magic and inspire. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah @ Eating with Alice - Absolutely stunning photos!

    It’s so incredible how phones/google maps changed the way I travelled in such a few short years. It’s like this big safety blanket – no matter how lost I get, a phone will usually steer me in the right direction. I guess it takes away a little bit of the adventure as well but, as someone who is constantly getting lost (if I say ‘turn right’, turn left – EVERY time), it’s comforting to know technology can save me.

    xx Hannah

  • kirsten burnett - such a beautiful landscape, looks like it was a beautiful vacation.ReplyCancel

  • christina - Your pictures are amazing, you must have really had a nice holiday. The buildings and island is so beautiful, it looks like a peaceful place to go too.ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - Gorgeous photos! What a beautiful trip!ReplyCancel

  • nii - Can’t beat a meal with lots of green!ReplyCancel

  • Machiri - Nice comment.. these pictures are beautiful!!!!!! i’m heading to that part of the world next week and this got me even more excited!!!! i’m with you in preferring small towns and mountains to big cities, but the way you described budapest sounds wonderful!!ReplyCancel