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

Mason Jar Greek-Style Watermelon Salads

Mason Jar Greek-Style Watermelon Salads recipe (via thepigandquill.com) #vegetarian #glutenfree #lunch

Thank you National Watermelon Promotion Board for sponsoring this post. Watermelon is the perfect portable food for enjoying wherever life takes you! Lana’s on break from school for the entire month of August, and somehow we’re busier than ever. We’ve got swim, as usual, and we just added gymnastics (you should see the adorable wardrobe of unitards I’m building for her!) — but we’re also excellent at staying busy with plenty of un-busy activities, too. We popped into the woods for hiking adventures the past two weekends, and long mornings on the beach are never a hard sell. This week, … Read More

Watermelon, Orzo and Feta Salad

So I’m back from squeezing the best friend’s baby, and all I have to say is holy cow babies. As in holy cow babies are so cute. Holy cow babies eat ALL the time. Holy cow babies look like little people versions of glow bugs. And holy cow babies are a BUTTLOAD (with capital everything) of work. I had no idea. I mean, and I’m the kind person that even thought I had some idea, but I totally did not. I was so very wrong. I am so very tired. Just, holy cow babies. (I kinda loved it. Shhhhhhhhhh.) Anyway, … Read More

Sunday Supper: Lamb Loin Chops & Minted Quinoa

You guys. I know you know I watch a lot of TV, but you guyssssssss, Vampire Diaries is getting off the heezy fo sheezy. That show is like a leather-clad stew of attractiveness. And I want seconds. Same goes for these classy chops. Yes, believe it or not, every now and then I make something that doesn’t come together in a Dutch oven in less than 30 minutes. Sometimes there’s even a sauce, oh my. A rich, buttery, boozy pan sauce. Or a tapenade with chewy sundried tomatoes, salty olives and verdant herbs. Or both. This, my friends, is Sunday … Read More