Monthly Archives: May 2016

Honey-Hazelnut Financiers

I forget when my affair with financiers started. But it’s been true love ever since I made my first batch. Not to be confused with madeleines, financiers are little golden sponge cakes in the shape of rectangles. They get their … Continue reading

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Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl with Kiwi

I made this smoothie bowl because I wanted to see if I could cut strawberries into slices and make them into a flower. As it turns out, I can. I also cut kiwi into slices and put them around the … Continue reading

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Kale Pesto Pasta with Ricotta and Chili

This pasta was born of necessity. I had two large bunches of kale that I forgot about in the crisper of my refrigerator, and a little bit of ricotta left from when I made strawberry tart. Then I realized that I … Continue reading

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Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl

I made this smoothie the other day because I had two pints of blueberries in my fridge and I needed to use them up. I’ve also been trying to make a lavender-colored smoothie bowl, but the mixture kept turning out too … Continue reading

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Pizza Break: Etto

I don’t remember the first time I went to Etto, but I’ve been going back almost every month for the past two years. I always come to the restaurant alone, and I always take a seat at the bar. You … Continue reading

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Tandoori Sweet Potato Fries with Harissa Feta Dip

A couple weeks ago, I had a rough day at work. I went to dinner at my friend Carly’s that night and she made these sweet potato fries with harissa feta dip. The second I ate a fry covered in … Continue reading

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Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl

I’ve been making a lot of smoothie bowls lately. So  I figured, why not make a cantaloupe bowl for breakfast instead? I like the idea of turning fruit into serving dishes. I’ve seen watermelon baskets filled with fruit salad. But … Continue reading

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