a “little” vitamin c

At the market the other day I stumbled upon the most adorable thing–a box of teeny tiny mandarin oranges with stems and leaves attached! I was actually shopping for dinner, but I couldn’t leave these guys behind on the shelf, they were too cute. And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them…

good morning muesli

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? I tend to skip breakfast more often than not. But I do have favorite breakfast foods, among the top ten is muesli. What the heck is muesli? Muesli is a cereal developed by the Swiss, packed full of energy, so you can swish around the Alps on skis……

best ever peanut butter blondies

I have no idea what’s gong on! The last two times I attempted to make Brownies have ended in utter disaster, and by that I mean undercooked or otherwise inedible brownies. That’s just bad. But I think there is a way to redeem myself. Maybe if I reverse direction and make the best ever Blondies,…

not your grandmother’s rice pudding

You either love rice pudding or you hate it. I L-O-V-E it, and my grandmother’s recipe was actually pretty darn good. It’s so simple to make, and really may be my most favorite food. I loved when my Gram would make it for me when I was a little girl, it was her favorite too…

cranberries: New England’s superfood

It’s no wonder why cranberries are a staple of holiday cooking and eating, since they are freshest and in season September through December. There is no food more quintessentially New England than the cranberry, documentation from Ocean Spray even suggests that the first commercial cranberry harvest took place in Dennis, Massachusetts in 1816. Not only are…

what I did on my summer vacation

Oh, hi. You may have wondered where the heck I’ve been… Overall, this summer was relaxing, but things got busy. I saw old friends, spent some time in the White Mountains and on Cape Cod with my family. But the best thing that happened this summer was that my dear, dear friends opened a restaurant in Providence,…

life is just a bowl of cherries

Pickled cherries to be exact. Strange, I know, but pretty yummy. I really had no idea that you could pickle cherries. I haven’t even known for that long that you could pickle things other than cucumbers. But it’s cherry season and I had a large quantity of cherries on my hands and I wasn’t up…

just like honey from the bee

Busy like a bee this week working on some product shots for a local gourmet grocery, I can’t wait to share with you all the results… but here’s a taste: This was my favorite shot of the day. The serendipity of the hexagonal dish and the honey just did me in! And this was some…

spring potato soup with chive oil

Here’s another tasty soup recipe, I’m also going to say a bit about photography. This is, as always, a favorite recipe that I love to make and love to eat! The recipe is tried and tested, I’ve made it a million times, find it below. With my images I’m testing out something new. I used my Lowel…

I dream of donuts

Here are somethings you need to know about me: I love donuts, and recently I fulfilled two dreams in one shot… For twenty years (eep!) I had dreams of visiting Seattle and I’ve been dreaming of the donut shop mecca Top Pot Donuts since I first saw it on a TV travel show. In February, I lived my dream and…

mexican hot chocolate mug cake

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Let’s celebrate with a little chocolate cake made in a mug! Mexican hot chocolate is a slightly spicier version of regular old cocoa, thanks to the addition of cinnamon. For this recipe, you’ll need a store-bought Mexican hot chocolate such as Abuelita (look at that sweet little grannie). You’ll be using…

I scream for ice cream

Temperatures actually got above the teens today and it felt down right tropical! Maybe, just maybe, spring is actually on its way… which means summer is just around the corner… which means ice cream! Ice cream is the best. I love ice cream. Making it, eating it, looking at it, it’s all good. Coffee is…