Rose Milk Popsicles

White Chocolate Dipped Rose Milk Popsicles recipe (via thepigandquill.com) #summer #dessert #pistachios

Hello from the land of Still Avoiding the Ice Cream Truck. Is summer over yet? JK. Sorta. Lana is down to her last two weeks of preschool before a monthlong break, so in a sense, summer in our house is just about to get started. I’ve been not-so-subtly hinting to Chris that we should use this time to get outta dodge — preferably somewhere with both an on-site spa and swimming pool — while simultaneously reminding myself that we live smack in the midst of a vacation destination and the simpler (ahem, more affordable) thing to do would be to stay … Read More

Honey Hibiscus Tea Popsicles

Honey Hibiscus Tea Popsicles recipe (via thepigandquill.com) #icepop #summer #dessert #refinedsugarfree

Last week, Chris took the car-with-the-carseat to the shop for routine maintenance. Sans vehicle, Lana and I were determined to make the most of our new neighborhood, which is close to all that this little seaside town offers: coffee shops galore, our favorite lunch spot (the hen of the woods sandwich, my worddd), the library, playgrounds big and small, the bourgeois grocery store, the decidedly un-bourgeois grocery store — and my personal fave: THE BEACH. If you follow me on Instagram, you know how this day went. It was, let’s say, challenging. Remember when I published that lovely post last … Read More

Spring Things Salad with Pickled Kumquats + Whipped Brie

Spring Things Salad with Pickled Kumquats + Whipped Brie recipe (via thepigandquill.com) #vegetarian #glutenfree #lunch

Greetings from the household of a 3-year-old. She kicked off her fourth trip around the sun in April (it’s been a while since we’ve chatted, I know…), and it’s as if a switch was flipped with the whispered whoosh of those extinguished candles. We’re potty trained. We’re putting our clothes on by ourselves. We’re sleeping with a pillow and a blanket. We’re still doing this thing where she is we. I’ll outgrow it before it becomes obnoxious. And it’s not as if I was expecting the worst of age three, but all things considered, she’s been a delight. The first few … Read More

Chocolate Chip Cookie Crisps / Vegan + Gluten-Free

Chocolate Chip Cookie Crisps (via thepigandquill.com) #vegan #glutenfree #baking #dessert

Let me just say: I let my kid watch an irresponsible amount of Boss Baby so I could get this post pushed out to you guys today. Bad parenting in the name of really, really excellent cookies. These cookies came about (like most good things) mostly unintentionally. A late-night craving for our favorite (Accidentally) Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, a pantry short on AP flour and brown sugar. We’ll make do, I figured. Some cookies are better than no cookies. And while I still maintain that to be true, the resulting cookies were…not ideal. Thick and doughy, and with all white … Read More

Endless Summer Noodle Bowls: Miso Butter Linguine with Sweet Corn, Snap Peas + Summer Sausage

Endless Summer Noodle Bowls: Miso Butter Linguine with Sweet Corn, Snap Peas + Summer Sausage recipe (via thepigandquill.com) #pasta #veggies #basil

And just like that, it’s 2018. We’ve made some modifications to how we eat in the New Year. For some reason, “resolutions” related to what I put in my body are about the only kind that stick. I know it’s easy to look down your nose at such clichés, but if I make them attainable enough (small enough, simple enough), I can convince myself to commit them to habit. Six or seven years ago I gave up soda. (Not that I drank much of it, but fewer things go better with Mexican food than icy Coke.) A year or two … Read More

Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Blackberry Lemon Buttercream + a Giveaway!

Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Blackberry Lemon Buttercream recipe (via the pigandquill.com) #dessert #baking

Twenty-seventeen, you guys. Woof. And the holidays. Woof Woof. This year was confusing, to say the least. I spent the first half chemically incapacitated, the second half wholly elated, and the whole lot of it at a loss for words as humanity continues its attempts at devolution. But in this moment, I am stuffed to the gills with treats and sweets and roasted meats — and plenty of other fine examples of gluttony that don’t happen to rhyme. And I am pushing cupcakes on you at the very last minute, begging you to make them happen in your own kitchen … Read More

Creamy Cashew-Maple Matcha Lattes (Vegan) + and a Giveaway!

Creamy Cashew-Maple Matcha Lattes (Vegan) via thepigandquill.com #dairyfree #greentea

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! This past year has been so tumultuous — moreso, even, than I anticipated when I was drafting last year’s post on thankfulness from under a cozy blanket of blissful ignorance and optimism. But on Thursday, we’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time since we moved back to California, and I’m ready to spoil the family that has kept our spirits afloat despite the leaden cloak of cancer with love in the form I know best: food. But rather than sharing our holiday dinner plans here (no matter how much I love the word spatchcock, I’m in … Read More

Rice Cooker “Tamagoyaki” Totoros

Rice Cooker Tamagoyaki Totoros (via thepigandquill.com) #breakfast #toddlereats #bakedeggs #totoroweek

A week that begins with pumpkin and ends with Totoro — must be October! Steph is hosting #totoroweek again this year — IMHO, the internet’s most undercelebrated food-party-slash-hashtag-thing — and in classic me style I’m coming in just under the deadline. But these little guys are worth the wait, and I’ma tell you why. They basically cook themselves. Ok, so not in the “one little Totoro stirs the pot while the other climbs in” sense, though that paints an adorably sick picture, but in the “chuck surprisingly few ingredients in a rice cooker and press the little lever thingy” kind … Read More

Salted Pumpkin Caramel Cinnamon Toast Crunchies

Salted Pumpkin Caramel Cinnamon Toast Crunchies (via thepigandquill.com) #dessert #fallbaking #sweets #virtualpumpkinparty

Hello hello! Quick one, today. In fact, I’m going to take exactly 30 seconds to tell you, via one extraordinarily long (though mostly grammatically correct) sentence, that tomorrow is the anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis and that, if you asked me six months ago whether I’d give two shits about pumpkin treats come fall, I would have answered with a resounding “I’d give anything to give two shits about anything…” before retreating somberly back to bed — so I’m feeling particularly amp’d to report the biggest issues I faced this week concerned 1) ripping through The Handmaid’s Tale too … Read More

Honey-Lime Watermelon Floats

Honey-Lime Watermelon Floats recipe (via the pigandquill.com) #icecream #dessert #summer

It’s October. Or as Lana has taken to saying, “it’s almost Halloweeeeeeeen tiiiiiiiiime!” (Followed, always, by “the scary guys are just pretend, Mom. The scary guys are just pretend.” Thank you, sweet babe.) So here we are, officially entering into that love/hate time of year where, for procrastinators like me, shit either happens RIGHTTHISMINUTE or gets nudged happily into “early Q1 // happy face // talk soon!,” which would almost explain why I’m pushing a fruity summer float when pumpkins should be springing outta my bum. But as much as this post is, indeed, about my procrastination (as in, I … Read More