The Sunday Thymes

Smitten Ice Cream in Oakland |

The mintiest mint (liquid nitrogen) ice cream at Smitten in Oakland.

More ice cream, and it is salted. My Pinterest “frozen treats” board is one of my faves btw.

Simple and perfect tomato bruschetta.

I’ve been drooling over this veggie sandwich all week.

Real instagram life vs. fake instagram life, and number five.

How to eat zucchini. Yes.

Gorgeous sesame-almond spinach salad. Oh, and avocado, because avocado makes everything better (truth).

Totally getting my hands on some black garlic and making this potato salad.

Um, I went to this other place in Oakland for brunch and had cornbread waffles with burrata, roasted strawberries, fried basil, and toasted almonds. Kill me now (and yes, I totally plan on recreating it at home. I just need to get myself a waffle maker.)

Basil Ice Cream |

Basil Ice Cream

Today is my birthday (the big 2-7), and all I feel like doing is sleeping in and eating basil ice cream. Instead, I will be getting up at the crack of dawn to board a plane to the West Coast for a week (yay!), so I’ll keep today’s post short and...

Fried Zucchini Blossoms Stuffed with Basil Ricotta |

I am so, so excited about today’s post! You see, every summer I tell myself that I will finally put fried zucchini blossoms on the blog–and it has taken me almost four years to accomplish that goal. The universe has thwarted my plans every single summer up until now. Usually my zucchini blossom...

Mason Jar Salad |

The Sunday Thymes

Grilled peach splits = my kind of dessert. This crispy tofu dish!!! Beautiful arugula pesto pasta with roasted beets! Delicious chilled corn soup. I’ve decided that pavlovas are officially the prettiest desserts ever. This beautiful boozy watermelon coconut refresher. The prettiest porridge that ever lived. Love this mango pudding!...

Classic Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberry Glaze |

Pound cake and I go way back. You see, I used to have this thing for Sara Lee pound cake growing up. We had it in the house every once in a blue moon, and let me tell you, I could go through one of those in an instant. My preference was...

Old Bay Stove-Top Popcorn | @blogoverthyme

I’m kind of embarrassed to share this recipe. I mean, I’m telling you how to make popcorn–and then toss it with melted butter and a (pre-blended) spice mix. Not exactly rocket science, I know. But oh my gosh, this stuff is good.  I could get away with eating popcorn for dinner good, if...

Papaya Salad |

The Sunday Thymes

Green papaya salad at my favorite Vietnamese restaurant! How cute are these fruit-inspired party hats? I mean, seriously. Thai iced tea floats!!! (Also, the pictures.) Give me ALL the pasta. Beautiful, beautiful chicken shawarma. Some of the prettiest cupcakes I’ve ever seen! I’m craving this Tex-Mex breakfast so badly....

Spicy Harissa Lamb Meatballs with Feta

Today I bring you a big ‘ol pan of comfort food! Spicy comfort food that is—and a hefty sprinkling of crumbled feta cheese for good measure. If I had my choice in life, this is the type of food that I would want to eat everyday. Simple, uncomplicated dishes that...