Anything is Possible with Popsicles

Do you ever feel like there are just too many things that you want to try cooking and/or baking? I know that in the world of foodies out there, I can’t be alone. I feel like my recipe “to-do” list is never-ending, and it doesn’t help that I keep buying more and more cookbooks. It…

Green Tart!

So, who wants spinach and fennel fronds for dinner? What, no takers? Spinach and fennel fronds don’t sound like dinner to you? Come on… it’s better than you think. Veggies are good for us! Especially those green ones – at least, that’s what I’m hearing these days 🙂 So as everyone is probably now painfully…

Pickled Daikon & Carrots

Pickles are strangely addictive. I don’t know why more foods aren’t pickled (nor why I don’t make pickles more often). This particular recipe is for refrigerator pickles (i.e. they aren’t processed and sealed, thus they should last about a month in the fridge) and are sweeter rather than salty. In fact the flavor is somewhat…

Tucson CSA – January 11, 2012

I ❤ the Tucson CSA, did you know that? Can you tell? I really do. I know, I know, it’s only week two – but there’s something deeply satisfying about leaving work at 5pm, driving down Speedway Boulevard to 4th Avenue, and seeing the Historic Y come into view once I’m on University Blvd. Walking…

Spaghetti Squash Bread

Yep. That’s my drive home from work. Isn’t it pretty? I should preface this recipe by telling you that we spent much of this past weekend thrift store shopping (don’t worry, we’ll come around to the Spaghetti Squash Bread eventually, but if you’re too impatient just scroll down). Anyway, I tend to get excited when…

Tucson CSA – January 4, 2012

Look! Can you believe it? I never thought I’d be able to get this kind of amazing produce (locally grown!) in January. Though, of course, January in Tucson is like spring everywhere else, so I guess it’s not so surprising. It will probably be even more shocking to see what they can grow in the…

Grilled Beef with Broccoli Slaw Salad

Yay! It’s now 2012! Can you believe it? I sure can’t. 2011 went by in a crazy blur, and now it’s 2012. Here’s to a happy and healthy new year!!! Kirk and I rang in 2012 with homemade lasagna, tiramisu, and reruns of The Big Bang Theory. It may not sound exciting to you, but…

Tiramisu, Classically Simplified

I know, I know. It’s been ages since I last wrote. In fact, it’s been almost a year. Can you believe it? I can’t. It’s a long story. You can find the brief version in the updated “About Emily” section of the blog. However, until I find more time to explain myself, I thought I…

Here’s a Fat Cat

Yep, you guessed it. That’s the fat cat that the title of this post is referring to. She’s one of our little cutie patooties – the Sneezer bear. I just like this picture a lot – I may have positioned her slightly… but once she was on her back, she stayed there (and, in fact,…

Who loves Bananas and Chocolate?

Yep. You’re looking at the results of a two year obsession that I *think* is finally over. Most of us know that there are THOUSANDS of banana bread recipes out there, and it’s nearly impossible (if you’re me…) to find one that is really exceptional. I have tried many recipes that I like, even some…