• Savory Five-Spice Butternut Crepes

    This post features a meal I made a couple of months ago, but it was good enough to warrant a share anyhow. As so many other of my favorite creations, this five-spice butternut crepe came about as a

  • An Expansion of the Royal Family

    It's been quiet on the blog for quite a while. Not intentionally. It's just that I haven't been cooking much lately, and when I have managed to persuade myself into the kitchen, the things I've

  • Spicy Carrot Paste & Other Carotene Wonders

    I'm not entirely sure how it happened, but recently I found myself with a fridge full of carrots. Not that this wasn't a good thing, it was just unexpected. I happen to love carrots. In fact it's a

  • A Hotpot Dinner Struggle

    During my recent visit to Boston, my friends took me to a hotpot restaurant. It had been a very long time since I last had a hotpot meal; in fact, this might have been as long ago as my backpacking

  • Roasted Tomatoes & Feta

    Have I mentioned that I've become obsessed with roasting tomatoes? Slow roasting, baking, and even broiling. For a long time, we primarily ate tomatoes raw in our home, and I have to say that a

  • A Visit to Boston

    We visited Boston last weekend. We were hanging out with friends, and just enjoying a few days away from home. Granted, March is not the best time of year for sightseeing in New England, but it is an

  • Fig & Walnut Sourdough Loaf

    Now that I've started feeling comfortable with the basics of sourdough bread baking (and to think it was only a few short months back when I thought I would never be able to express this sentiment!),

  • Chickpea Soup

    One of my favorite ways to eat chickpeas is in soup. Not just any soup, but one so simple that it's hard to believe it can pack as much flavor as it does. And it's a perfect match for this blog, as

  • Breadstick Baking

    I made breadsticks for the first time! I didn't think I would actually be successful in this endeavor, because I've struggled before with finding the balance between not yet crisp and