shaved brussels sprouts and roasted pears saladRecipe for Shaved and Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Pears from Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking cookbook below, notes about my changes/substitutions follow. [click to continue…]

avocado toast with pickled carrots from Sqirl cookbookRecipe for Avocado Toast from Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking cookbook below, notes about my changes/substitutions follow. [click to continue…]

At this point, I’d like to be able to stick with something for just a week. One week! Seven days! Is that so much to ask of myself? Is it?! … [click to continue…]

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Recipe with Notes and Resources first, scroll down past the photos for the story after.
{ click for Roasted Salmon Nicoise Salad Board recipe }

You know what they say.

Go fig or go home.

Ok, ok, maybe I’m the only one who says that.

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Sometimes, this is how I “cook” dinner. Especially on hot summer nights like these, which is kind of scary because it’s technically still only the first week of summer and it is blazing hot outside. I don’t know if I’m ready for July and, good God, August. [click to continue…]

pavlova_icecream_chocolate_strawberry_squareSo.

I made a pavlova.

And I might not need to make another dessert ever again.

Ever. [click to continue…]