Burrata Appetizer with Mediterranean Honey Herb Oil

Burrata Appetizer with Mediterranean Honey Herb Oil, Nectarines + Roasted Peppers recipe (via thepigandquill.com)

Burrata Appetizer with Mediterranean Honey Herb Oil — this restaurant-worthy burrata appetizer couldn’t be simpler: creamy burrata, juicy nectarines and roasted red peppers swimming in honey and olive oil with salty olives and fresh herbs. Served with crisp miso crostini for smearing. A summer entertaining essential. Hey friends! It’s been a busy few weeks over here. We celebrated my birthday with an epic dinner at Birdsong in SF. And, true to character, we preceded our 13-course meal with desserts and spicy cocoa at Dandelion Chocolate. Aaaand maybe french fries at Souvla. I mean, what fun is celebrating if your jumpsuit … Read More

Fizzy Herbed Pineapple Limeade

Fizzy Herbed Pineapple Limeade recipe (via thepigandquill.com) #mocktail #partyfood #lemonade #partydrinks

Herbed Pineapple Limeade: a refreshing, sophisticated and super easy drink, perfect for summer entertaining and parties year-round. Oh haaaay guys, hope you’re all doing dandy. Dunno about you, but it’s #SoLetsPigOut Day 2 over here and I’m feeling stoked. Not only did I LOVE meeting some of the new friends that Gina sent over yesterday, but we’re talking cock/mocktails in today’s post — and more freebies for youbies. Until I managed to muck things up with the word cock back there, they were looking pretty good, wouldn’t you say? In case you missed #SoLetsPigOut Day 1, this week I’ve teamed … Read More

Creamy Potato, Leek & Gorgonzola Soup (gluten-free)

Soups on! Does anyone say that anymore? Did anyone say that ever? Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of soup? When you’re sick, when you’re chilled, when you’re feeling too lazy for real cooking but somewhere inside your domestic diva urges you to persist? That damn diva. She sure can be a pesky mofo. Will the questions ever stop? Nah, and unfortumunnately they likely won’t become more interesting. It’s the nature of blogging. Eventually, you run out of things to say. Sors. SOUP! Amazingly, this simple, creamy wonder doesn’t employ a smidge of cream — and when it … Read More

Simple Summer Fried Rice w/ Chinese Sausage

I might have said something on Facebook about posting my Saturday post on Sunday. And that might have been a lie. I might have skipped it altogether. I blame jetlag. And cookie chips, because they’re habit-forming and caused me to spend half of Sunday rocking in a corner fiending, which, by the way, does not make for productive blogging. Also: Newsroom. The characters on that show are so damn sharp! I like to tell myself that not everyone follows their quick dialogue like I do. That not everyone appreciates the conversations within conversations. That not everyone feels my deep, personal … Read More