maple peanut breakfast bars

Posted: June 30th, 2014

maple peanut breakfast bars

My mind is just such a jumbled mess right now.  Last week turned out way busier than expected.  Plus, pregnancy hormones are no joke y’all, because for some reason I couldn’t stop crying this morning even though I had absolutely no good reason.  Also, the exhaustion.  Goodness gracious it is like after being awake for six hours of the day, suddenly I can hardly keep my eyes open.

And so, since I feel like I can hardly string together coherent thoughts today (also you should see the typos I’ve been having trying to write this up), it seems like a good excuse to share with you some of my favorite things recently. Read more »

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rosemary focaccia (+ travel & money)

Posted: June 24th, 2014

rosemary focaccia

I’ve really been missing Italy lately.  I suppose because it’s summer and because I’m reading Beautiful Ruins (which largely takes part it Italy and which I am just loving) and because this time last year we were counting down to our trip and learning bits of Italian and buying train tickets.  But really, the truth is, I miss Italy all the time.  At least once a week I have a moment of wishing I could be sitting on the rooftop terrace in Florence looking at the Duomo and listening to the symphony across the river, or longing to smell the Mediterranean, or just wanting some really good gelato. Read more »

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zucchini pasta with pesto

Posted: June 20th, 2014

zucchini pasta with pesto

So I woke up the other morning at 32 weeks pregnant, and for some reason that number just hit me.  That means we have roughly 8 weeks left, which suddenly feels like it might as well be 8 days.  And then I look down at my belly and think that 8 weeks might as well be 8 more months because good golly I can hardly get off the couch without help now (to be fair, our couch has a super-deep-not-conducive-to-pregnancy kind of seat). Read more »

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edamame corn and quinoa salad

Posted: June 17th, 2014

 summer edamame corn and quinoa salad

Yes.  I know.  You are reading correctly.  I am actually posting a SALAD recipe, of which there is only one other on this entire website, and really it hardly counts because it is a pasta salad and the closest thing it has to a vegetable is some basil.  But this is actually a real legitimate salad, with actual vegetables. Read more »

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mascarpone cheese scones

Posted: June 12th, 2014
mascarpone cheese scones
I have never had luck with scones in the past.  I’ve tried my hand at them a couple of times, and for some reason my classic cream scones came out of the oven kind of flat and unexciting, not flaky enough, and sometimes burnt along the edges.  There was another scone recipe I had high hopes for, flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg and classic fall flavors, but the spices got lost in the dough and they came out bland.  And I think that’s when I kind of gave up on scones.  Because after all, I always have biscuits.

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