Yearly Archives: 2013


Duke of Earl Cookies

Not long ago I flew to Boise. It was a quaint city that felt more like a town than a metropolis. The mountains seemed to spill into the city streets. Cars actually stopped for pedestrians. Shop owners smiled when I walked through the door. Back alley pubs sported large patios. […]


Cooks Country Bierocks

When he showed me his heart

We met in kindergarten. I love to tell people that when they ask. And it’s true. We did. We met when he had a blond afro and I thought leggings and unicorn shirts were the best thing since sliced bread and Post Toatsies. What girl wouldn’t want a story like […]


Garlic Confit

If y’all knew what you’d been waiting for, you wouldn’t have been so patient. You’d of pounded down the door and demanded the recipe. This is that good. I can’t take credit for it. I can’t take credit for most of the recipes on this blog. I’m not a chef. […]


Garlic Confit at Home Wine Kitchen

Garlic Confit 2

If y’all knew what you’d been waiting for, you wouldn’t have been so patient. You’d of pounded down the door and demanded the recipe. This is that good. I can’t take credit for it. I can’t take credit for most of the recipes on this blog. I’m not a chef. […]


Blueberry Scones

There’s a small card pinned to the bulletin board above my desk. It’s two-by-three, generic and ugly. It’s the kind every florist keeps by the register. I wouldn’t throw it away for the world. Cards. Moments. This is how I measure time. In college, I learned some people think of […]

Blueberry Scones

Coming Home

Sweet Potato and Pork Tenderloin Tacos

In April of 2010, I was a grad student living in Northern California. I shared a rickety old apartment with one of my best friends. It was really close to BART – so close when the train passed the glasses on our shelves rattled. But it was home and we […]