Month: August 2017

Smoked Rosemary Gin & Tonic

Smoked Rosemary Gin & Tonic

It’s been a weird summer in Eastern WA. It didn’t really get warm until late June, then it got too warm, and now everything around us seems to be on fire. As a result, I haven’t really gotten to spend that much time outside or […]

Spicy Chicken Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Chicken Loaded Sweet Potatoes

If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you know that food and cooking are very meaningful to me. This recipe for chicken tinga, a type of shredded chicken in a spicy chipotle and tomato sauce, is particularly special. It’s also one of the easiest and […]

Tomatillo and Hatch Chile “Bloody Mary”

Tomatillo and Hatch Chile “Bloody Mary”

This week, I want to talk a little bit about the perks of cooking and making cocktails with seasonal ingredients. The first thing I should clarify is something that should be obvious: what’s in season for me might not necessarily be in season for you. […]

Five Reasons Why I Cook

Five Reasons Why I Cook

Whenever I meet a new person and offhandedly mention that I make most of my meals from scratch, I always get THE LOOK. It’s not a judging or hostile look, but rather a puzzled one. Like a dog tilting their head from side to side […]

Easy Rhubarb and Berry Crumbles (Vegan, Gluten Free, Naturally Sweetened)

Easy Rhubarb and Berry Crumbles (Vegan, Gluten Free, Naturally Sweetened)

I gravitate towards people who are more outgoing, talkative, and easygoing than me. One of my dearest friends can befriend anyone she meets after a 5 minute conversation. As a shy and awkward person, I’ve always considered this a sort of superpower. After giving it […]

Cherry Aperol Spritz

Cherry Aperol Spritz

It’s time for a spritz! I couldn’t let the summer end without making one of my favorite cocktails, so here you have it: a cherry Aperol spritz. This cocktail is great for a summer barbecue or to enjoy before having a no-fuss dinner in the […]