strawberry cake

strawberry cake

i have writer's block or maybe i should call it a strawberry jam SORRY you’ll need a 6-inch cake ring and a 6×20 strip of acetate cake (recipe from chocolate moosey) 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries 1 tbsp water 2 cups flour, sifted 1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp kosher [...]

roasted sweet potatoes with figs, goat cheese, and balsamic reduction

roasted sweet potatoes with figs, goat cheese, and balsamic reduction

    the middle east has mastered cuisine in a way unparalleled by any other region. most dishes are extremely healthy, consisting of seasonal produce, fresh meat, local cheese, or a combination of the three. middle eastern flavors are vibrant, diverse, and loaded with character. no offense to france, but i would much rather go on a [...]

gorgonzola dolce risotto with mushrooms and charred pistachios

gorgonzola dolce risotto with mushrooms and charred pistachios

in greek mythology, gods and goddesses eat ambrosia as their primary form of sustenance. it's never clarified what ambrosia actually is, physically, but i'm betting that it changes based on the preferred tastes of the consumer. i'm thinking that this risotto is probably what ambrosia tastes like to gaia (mother earth). it tastes like.. a forest? a creamy, [...]

minnesota!

minnesota!

i experienced a week of the midwestern lifestyle and it was so quiet and wonderful! there were lots of card games, grain elevators, naps, and dishes like cheeseburger chowder and lasagna soup. we went to charlie's cafe twice because of their colossal caramel rolls, and i got to spend lots of time with my cousins, aunt, and 97-year-old (!) grandma. [...]

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 [...]