The Well-Loved Kitchen 

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, our Airstream has the heart of a giant. I love that about her.  Compared to her 31′ length, the kitchen counter spans 12 and a half feet, but the cooking space doesn’t stop there. We were intentional about our creative / cooking space stretching to the…

Parmesan Broth & Tortelloni

Throw away a whole day.  Not because this meal takes a whole day. But it could….and that could be wonderful.  One of my all time favorite quotes is by Thoreau:  “You must walk sometimes to be perfectly free, not prying or inquisitive – not bent upon seeing new things.  Throw away a whole day for…

Squash Sausage Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter

There are 112 hours in a week. ….Well, after you have adjusted for a full, restful 8 hours of sleep, each and every night. If you work 40 a week that is 72 left. That is a lot of hours! We try really hard to be intentional with our time. I’m not saying that every…

Peppered Ginger Pumpkin Pie

Unpredictable can be wonderful. I’ve made a life that revolves around the unpredictable. Wanting never to bore or tire of the same routine, I’m drawn to boundaries that need pushed, challenges that need met, and the unpredictability of weather.  As a professional emergency manager, I spend my days assisting people prepare for what could be…

Spicy Salmon Avocado Rolls on Shiitake Stir Fry

Retreat to the kitchen. ….My favorite line from my new brother-in-law’s wedding toast, and damn good advice. Not that today was anything tragic or particularly hard, but work is busy, days seem short and the weekend quickly slipped into the start of the next work week. Leaves are falling and summer flavors are fading. While I love fall [and…

Staples – Croissants

Julia Child made compromises. …this is what Adam tells me Saturday morning when he was looking at croissant recipes to attempt. Julia Child! The female World War II badass who then found love and french food. The woman who brought nearly all of my favorite foods to America, and made food TV a mainstream staple with her…

staples – pie 

Maybe not everyone considers pie a staple, but I sure do. Pie for breakfast: absolutely. Pie for dessert: sure. Pie with wine on the boat for dinner: yes, please. I love pie. I just didn’t know how to make a good one until recently. My whole life I thought there was shortening in pie crust. I…

Raspberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

Brunch is the best. One of the things I miss most about being in a city is brunching at countless tasty places on the weekends. The happy, fuss-free chatter of people enjoying delishious food, rehashing the night before, without the pretentiousness of a fancy dinner; each kitchen trying to reimagine the small handful of breakfast…

Harvest Pork Chops & Vegetables

The 5th season is my favorite. We gave summer one last sun-and-ocean-filled hurrah this weekend. While it may be hard to feel inspired after a long weekend that marks the end of an always-too-short summer, we all should get excited about today. Today marks the beginning of one of the best seasons that gets overlooked all too…

Staples – Pasta

Flour is my favorite food. I think if Adam can consider lettuce a food, I can consider flour a food. It’s almost magical how one unassuming ingredient can become a million of your favorite things with next to no accompaniments:   Add an egg and you have pasta. Add yeast and you have bread. Add…

Salmon with Lemon Dill Beurre Blanc

  We cook to eat…. …Shocking, I know. Here is my rant: I’m not mad that there are professional food stylists, or food photographers or chefs in the world, but I’m also not going to let dinner get cold to take a good photo for our blog. I also don’t want to miss out on…

Basil Blueberry Limeade

Sunshine makes everything better. What is it about being outside with the sun warming your face that makes flavors clear and full of life? While we tend to like all seasons around here – even the snowy ones – there is nothing quite like a refreshing summery drink on a hot day. How we got to…