Strawberry Citrus Salad

Every Spring my excitement for strawberries overshadows my sorrow for the dwindling citrus season.It’s so weird. I feel like juicy, bright-colored fruit, like citrus, should be celebrated in the summer. And I guess it is, hello lemonade. Growing up in Florida I took for granted the ability to pluck an orange from the tree whenever…

Curd is the Word

We’re always told not to judge a book by its cover. I’m a big supporter of that advice, but I think so many of us are guilty of the name game, too.

A Tart Tart

I love Spring, but I hate saying goodbye to one of my favorite flavors: the Meyer lemon. Its season runs through April. I feel like The Fresh Market could sense my sadness, because the store put the luscious lemon on sale in the last week or so. When it comes down to it, the lemon,…

Mission Pastable: Homemade Fast Food

Every weekend involves my grandiose plans for a well thought out, deeply complicated Sunday dinner. I’m serious. I spend Saturday feeding visions of a trip to the store to frolic amongst the many fresh ingredients that will leave my stove, and ultimately my stomach, singing. Then, Sunday gets here, and by 6pm I realize that…

Ingredient Introduction #9 – Yeast

I love bread. And because I eat so much of it, I’m able to work part time as a car cover model. Seriously, though. I could never do a low-carb diet. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), I was in high school when that whole everyone’s-giving-bread-makers-as-gifts craze was steaming hot. So, I didn’t get one, and I’ve always…

Must-Try: Meyer Lemon Pudding

I could kiss Pinterest for introducing me to this plush pudding. It’s light, creamy, and silky smooth. The Meyer lemon, which as you know, is one of my absolute favorite foods, really is the star here. I adore the tiny pieces of zest that light up this yellow cloud like only a constellation could. The…