Decadent Turnips with Miso and Butter

The Turnip: Sweet, Buttery, Earthy

This summer was the first time I had ever tried cooking white turnips, thanks to our CSA farm box, and it has quickly become one of my favorite vegetables! It appears to be such a simple root and yet it can take on such an amazing texture and taste when quickly tossed in a pan with just a few ingredients. This is a vegetable that should not be underestimated! Continue reading

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Delicious and Comforting African Nut Soup

The Perfect Weeknight Meal

Last year, when I did the Portland to Coast relay, this soup was a major hit! After the 24-hour relay race, all 12 of us put up our feet and caught our breath at the beach-front house we rented. For dinner that night, I had a double batch of this delicious African Nut Soup premade; it was a perfect and no-stress way to celebrate our exhausting and fun experience together. By the end of the night, I had multiple people begging me for the recipe; I did the same the first night I ever had it! Continue reading

Autumn Peach Scones

Perfect for an Autumn Sunday Brunch

We are just a few days into fall here in the Pacific Northwest. Over the last week, there has been a noticeable shift: the air is crisp, we’ve had a few rainy days, and the leaves on the trees are beginning their transition from bright green to rich crimson, burnt orange, and vivid gold. Maybe it’s some instinctive urge to prepare for the hibernation-like nesting that comes with autumn and winter, but something about the fall makes me crave cooking and baking like nothing else. Continue reading

Buddha Bowl with Roasted Delicata Squash, Beets, Purple Kale and Tahini Dressing

“It was October again … a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys were filled with delicate mists as if the spirit of autumn had poured them in for the sun to drain — amethyst, pearl, silver, rose, and smoke-blue. The dews were so heavy that the fields glistened like cloth of silver and there were such heaps of rustling leaves in the hollows of many-stemmed woods to run crisply through.” L.M. Montgomery

It’s the middle of October and we’ve just started to get rainy, crisp, Autumn days.  The cozy comfort food that I crave at this time of year is one of the many reasons why the Fall is my favorite season.   Continue reading

Farm Boxes: The Perfect Remedy for the Mid-Week Drag

My Hump Day Pick-Me-Up

Every Wednesday, I excitedly walk into myIMG_1417 local Hood River coffee house to see a beautiful, tall tower of large brown boxes, decorated with cute and simple sketches of various fruits and veggies.  I find the one with my name on it, and carry the perfectly heavy box back to my car.  Once I get home, I immediately tear into it to see what beautiful goodness awaits me inside. Continue reading