Plum and Ginger Muffins

Plum and Ginger Muffins |

Remember that time when I shared this really decadent french toast recipe and yelled at you to roast your apricots? [Sorry about that.] Well, I’m having a similar feeling when it comes to these plum and ginger muffins. Baked, roasted, or even pan-roasted plums are the way to go.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably had mixed experiences with plums. Sometimes they are delicious and full of flavor and other times, they are watery and bland.

It is a hit-or-miss type of thing, and every summer seem to be a little bit different.

DIY Homemade Brown Sugar |

The Sunday Thymes

I made homemade brown sugar last weekend. It is ridiculously easy (1 cup granulated sugar + 2 tablespoons dark molasses = whisked together in a stand mixer for 5 minutes at high speed, scraping the bowl once). You can make as little or as much as you want, save...

Creamy Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Gazpacho |

This creamy heirloom tomato and avocado gazpacho makes me hungry, excited, and nolstagic all at the same time. Hungry because I am a soup fanatic and could practically live off the stuff. Excited because nothing is as beautiful or as quintessentially summer as an heirloom tomato. And lastly, nostalgic because despite the...

Sour Cherry Berry Crisp |

Sour Cherry Berry Crisp

We’re starting this week’s recipes off with dessert because well…why the hell not? In fact, I’m 99.99% sure this sour cherry berry crisp could qualify as breakfast food (you know, minus the ice cream part if you’re feeling extra proper). Lots of healthy breakfast-y things are involved. Like almond meal and...

Farmer's Market Flowers |

The Sunday Thymes

The prettiest flowers at the farmer’s market this weekend. Frittaffles. Frittata + waffle. They’re a thing now (#127 reason why I need to buy a waffle maker). Have I mentioned that fruit desserts are my favorite? This spring saffron stew looks superb. Currently 300 pages into this book and...

Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Goat Cheese & Mint |

Every time I visit San Francisco, I come home feeling inspired. Inspired to make dishes that are uncomplicated and flavorful, and allow the ingredients to shine. ‘Less is more’ is my favorite principle in the kitchen–but I definitely need a friendly reminder every now and then, and that is exactly what...

Alamo Square |

My Week in San Fran

{downtown Oakland, CA} …alternative titles for this post include:  “What I ate in San Fran” AND  “Why don’t I live in San Fran?” (no, seriously, why don’t I live there?) I fully intended on sharing these pictures while I was still in San Francisco–my apologies–but now that I’m officially back in DC, I’m...

Smitten Ice Cream in Oakland |

The Sunday Thymes

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...