november + a chocolate espresso cake

november + a chocolate espresso cake

i think i have mild synesthesia. synesthesia is a condition where the brain joins letters, names, and shapes with a sensory perception like color, smell, or flavor. for me, it typically surfaces in the form of color - for example, 'monday' is light blue and the name 'mary' is red. sometimes it's influenced by personality, etc., and sometimes it's completely [...]

brown butter cake with roasted rhubarb, salted caramel, and pistachio crumble

brown butter cake with roasted rhubarb, salted caramel, and pistachio crumble

let's take a second and personify rhubarb. it might come across as sullen and cynical, with a lot of pent-up anger towards strawberries for always stealing the spotlight, but it's really just thirsty for some attention. some recognition. once roasted, its bitter flavor and tough stalks break down to an addictive soft sourness. paired with the dark brown [...]

overnight oats

overnight oats

      i make these for my dad to eat as fuel before his weekly eighty mile bike rides (he's crazy). the jars are easy to grab in the morning, very customizable, and packed with carbs and protein to ensure long-lasting energy. oatmeal is perfect for athletes, but i think it should be a staple in [...]

pink lemonade cake with lemonheads and strawberry preserves

pink lemonade cake with lemonheads and strawberry preserves

have you ever gone to an amusement park or the zoo and gotten one of those frozen lemonade things you squeeze out of a tube? at first they're so cold they paralyze your front teeth and brain, and then a few minutes later they've completely melted into warm sticky goo. there is a sweet spot, however, where the [...]