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Today is the very last day of B2’s trip to Korea!  For the last week, B2 has been taking depositions in Seoul and we odd-numbered bowls have been fending for ourselves in a papa-less wilderness.  For me this has meant subsisting solely…

Carrot Cupcakes (from The Minimalist Kitchen)

If you’ve ever seen my kitchen tour on instagram, you’ll know that I am not a minimalist. The abundance  just sort of happened. I’ve lived a full life and gathered stuff along the way. Too much stuff, perhaps. I just…

spring timing

Recipe: seared duck breast with morels and asparagus We are in the midst of a back and forth between snow and rain, cold and warm, clouds and sun. Our Rocky Mountain springtime is volatile and beautiful. It’s hard for me…

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

The weather has been fantastic lately and it’s hard to stay indoors. We’re cooking outdoors more and these grilled cauliflower steaks topped with all our favorite cheeses has become an alfresco favorite.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks Recipe BBQ Cauliflower Recipe | @whiteonrice

Since the sun is out more,  our citrus trees…

Jelly Doughnuts (from For the Love of the South)

Amber Wilson’s new cookbook is a delight. It is one of the most strikingly beautiful books I’ve seen recently. The photography and recipes are romantic, sultry, so Southern and yet, they are entirely approachable. When I first flipped through the…

Eating, Dining, and Drinking in Edinburgh

One of the many places on my bucket list of places to visit has been Scotland. In each place on that ever-growing list, there’s usually a food or drink that is associated with the place, that makes it even more…

Everything You Need to Know About The Cheesecake Factory

Everything You Need to Know About The Cheesecake Factory

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to tour the kitchen of The Cheesecake Factory with their Chief Culinary Officer, Donald Moore, for a behind-the-scenes look at how they prep and cook all 250 menu items from scratch every…

asparagus and egg salad with walnuts and mint

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a good break

Recipe: braised rhubarb I was nervous about taking last week off from posting, but felt I could use the break. I think I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Or should. As tempting as it was…

Profiteroles

Pâte à choux translates from French to mean “cabbage” in English. It is a far less romantic word, so we stick to the French. The truth is the puffs look just like little cabbages when piped and baked. Pâte à…

Chocolate Pots de Creme

I’m not a huge beer drinker. I joke that I only drink beer if I’m on a sunny beach in Mexico, thinking that someone will take me up on that to prove it. So far, that hasn’t happened, so I may…

L’appart Talk at The American Library in Paris

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This Wednesday, April 4th, I’ll be at The American Library in Paris as part of their Evenings with an Author, in conversation with Alec Lobrano. The event starts at 7:30 pm and will be followed by a book signing; books will…

Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Ham

Garlic roasted asparagus is a great simple dish that’s perfect for brunch, lunch AND dinner. 

Roasted Asparagus Recipe with Garlic and Ham | @whiteonrice

It’s always exciting when this time of year rolls around because asparagus is abundant, super tender, crazy fresh and perfectly crisp. Everywhere we look, there’s gorgeous…

Matcha ombré cheesecake

made something really interesting today. a matcha ombre rare cheesecake with a matcha chiffon sponge base. i think this is so pretty seriously. how is it i’ve never seen such a design made using matcha? i think the zebra/bullseye design…

A French Supper: Pernod Classic Saffron Bouillabaisse, Fennel Soup, & Flourless Chocolate Cake

Pernod Bouillabaisse recipe fresh seafood Photo by Beth Kirby Local Milk Blog

Today I’m cooking with one of my favorite spirits, Pernod Classic. I’ve had a bottle in my cupboard for as long as I can remember, and it usually found its way into brothy concoctions of herbs, butter, and shellfish. I splash it…