Ruka Restobar

Ruka

I walked to Ruka in the blizzard for lunch. It was booked full all the other days, but that day nobody was out in the storm, so it was largely empty inside, perfect for taking pictures. The sashimi was very good – clean, bright, fresh – and the tres leches cake with yuzu ice cream …

Sweet potato donuts

Sweet Potato Doughnuts from Heritage

Heritage fell open to a page titled HOW TO BUILD A PIT AND COOK A WHOLE PIG LIKE A CHAMPION PITMASTER. I deeply questioned my choice of cookbook… This sweet potato doughnut recipe interested me though. I’ve made it four times, gradually increasing the percentage of whole wheat flour. It’s 100% whole wheat now and baked …

Birchermüesli

Birchermüesli from Savor

I saw Savor on display as I was checking out books at the library. A big, beautiful book, with an entire life inside it. So far I’ve made the homemade yogurt, cornbread, and this birchermüesli. If you are craving the mountain life, this book is for you. Hot oatmeal season is coming, I know, but, …

Cherry Tabbouleh

Cherry Tabbouleh

Because cherry everything. Especially when they’re on sale. I remember when I was little, they were only 99 cents a pound. Ugh, inflation. I used Bob’s Red Mill Red Bulgur. I took a look around Whole Foods today and surprisingly, didn’t find any other kind of bulgur wheat. What have you used in tabbouleh? What’s …

Chocolate avocado tart

Chocolate Avocado Tart | Vegan, No Bake, and Gluten Free

I made this chocolate avocado tart twice. It was so good. The first time, I had guacamole for dinner followed by this tart for dessert. It was a lot of avocado… The second time, I did not have guacamole for dinner, I added coconut cream to the tart filling, and it was even better. I …

Black Sesame Ice Cream

Black Sesame Gelato

My friend Kumi (from Japan!) called this authentic (holy smokes!). She said, “I feel this is what stores buy in Japan, then they dilute it with milk and resell to the customer to make money. Now it’s like I get to eat the stock.” Yep, it’s that intense. Real deal or bust. There’s one whole cup …