Roasted Corn Tabouli and Ode to Summer Corn

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For some reason when August rolls around it feels as if it is our last chance at eating corn. And by eating corn we mean the super good, freshly-picked, wipe the chin, juicy sweet corn.  Once September arrives everyone seems to…

Biggest Fans


Meet my biggest fans. My parents and their Cantonese Karaoke Group….all wearing my Steamy Kitchen “Keep Calm and Wok On” shirt. My parents live in Las Vegas, which for them is an ideal place to retire. Cheap buffets, lots of…

Les pâtes maison, c’est si bon !

Retour en cuisine après le dernier billet consacré à la très jolie ville de Québec ! Pas tellement de temps dernièrement, j’ai souvent quelque chose à faire le week-end. Du coup, je passe un peu moins de temps en cuisine. 

muffin lamponi e cioccolato bianco

everything is awesome

Recipe: hot chorizo sweet onion dip After spending a scorching day on the flats, Jeremy and I sat down the other evening to dinner and a movie in our living room. We don’t watch a lot of movies and there…

YeastSpotting 7.27.14

Loaves and Rolls, First Batch
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Loaves and Rolls, Second Batch
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Flat Breads, Sweet Breads, and More
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YeastSpotting is a periodic collective showcase of yeasted baked goods and dishes with bread as a main ingredient. For more bread inspiration, and information on how to…

Three Cheese Polenta Tart with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

It makes an easy and pretty summer lunch or light dinner. Serve the tart with crispy green salad and some rosé (or the wine of your own choice). Makes one 11-inch round tart Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter (or substitute with……

Le Servan

In search of pie in Julian, CA

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We used to take for granted all the local gems that are within an arms reach from us. We would drive 5 or 6 hours to discover something new, which ultimately meant having to…

{Giveaway}: Godiva’s Sweet Summer Treats

Strawberry Bridge

Happy almost-weekend! I’m helping to start it right by holding a Godiva giveaway!

Godiva selected me and a few other bloggers to be their summer social ambassadors, and help spread the word about some of their new creations for summer. 

Although I’ll…

coming home

Recipe: huckleberry fudge We returned to Nederland a couple of days ago only to be greeted by a furnace blast of a heat wave. Man, is it hot – even in the mountains! We usually find relief at night when…

insalata di lenticchie, orzo, sgombro e lamponi

Grow: Aquaponic Strawberry Runners

This is just a quick fun little “how to” post on how we are propagating strawberry runners in our aquaponics garden. This method will also work well in a hydroponic system as well. Surprisingly simple, effective and inexpensive method makes…

bourbon slush punch

bourbon slush punch

Nothing to see here, guys.

strong tea

Really, you wouldn’t like this. Who’d want to drink a half-frozen blend of strong tea, lemonade, orange juice and bourbon garnished with fresh mint on a sticky, hot summer day? It might give you a little…

Giveaway: iPad Mini

Continuing our tech week of giveaways we are adding our favorite giveaway – iPad mini.


This giveaway is sponsored by me Steamy Kitchen – see all those lovely ads to the right? That’s what pays for the iPads that I give…