One of my favorite things to do in the beginning of fall is go apple-picking at Indian Creek Farm. They have so many delicious crops to offer and the farm itself is so picturesque planted right atop a hill that overlooks Ithaca and Cayuga Lake. The air just feels so good up there. I went … Continue reading Pear Galette with Cardamom Ginger Cream
Pad Thai has to be the most famous Thai takeout dish in America and for good reason. Chewy rice noodles, toasted peanuts, lime, fish sauce and cilantro make up a stir-fry whose flavors and textures are addicting. But it doesn’t have to be takeout only splendor any longer. Pad Thai is quick and easy to … Continue reading Pad Thai (ish)
Gardening is a journey of experiment and discovery. This is the first year that I have attempted gardening and with mixed success so far, hah! But I have several fruits, vegetables and flowers that are looking pretty great! My landlord had both zucchini and yellow squash planted last year that grew very well and were … Continue reading Stuffed and Fried Squash Blossoms
This morning something very unusual happened. I was craving something sweet! I had a small handful of berries that I had picked outside my house, the one ripe strawberry from the garden and a few black raspberries from the bush that magically appeared in my driveway. I also had some Siggi’s yogurt that needed eating … Continue reading Quick Stovetop Granola
Is there anything better than pizza? No. The answer is no. Mastering the art of making pizza dough at home is a skill worth investing some time into. It often requires no more than four ingredients, comes together quickly and is ready to bake after a short-rise time which gives you built in time to … Continue reading Pizza!
This recipe is so easy it’s hardly a recipe. This pulled pork comes in handy when you know you’re going to have a busy week and won’t be able to devote much time to cooking or if you need something delicious and hearty to bring to a summer picnic or party. The flavor is mild … Continue reading Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Yes, this is a dessert that is worth turning the oven on for. Fruit crisps are arguably one of the easiest desserts to make. Along with being stunningly beautiful and soul warming, they are endlessly customizable. A perfect vehicle for showing off the tastiest fruits of the season. This version featuring sweet, plump cherries … Continue reading Cherry Rhubarb Crisp