Peach and Blueberry Coffee Cake

08.26.14

If I bake a cake, I always want to eat a slice for breakfast the next day. It’ll sit on the countertop tempting me in the morning: Don’t wait until after dinner! Eat me now! How can I resist? And why should I resist? Do I really have to wait until after dinner for dessert? And […]

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Mussels cooked in Green Curry with Saison

08.18.14

My first Summer in New York City has been nothing short of amazing. There are countless events and concerts, restaurant and bar patios open, parks are filled with picnicers, friends host backyard barbecues, and bicycle rides become a daily activity. There’s only one downside: I live in a railroad-style apartment with two windows and no central air. […]

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Fresh Blueberry Sauce with Wild Ale

08.10.14

Fresh blueberries abound at the Farmers Market right now. There were tables filled on my visit last week, even as the market was closing for the night. I picked up a few pints and have been putting them on yogurt, in smoothies, mixed into ice cream.. needless to say, there’s a lot of blueberry goodness […]

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The Darkest Chocolate Ice Cream (with beer)

08.03.14

My first job in High School was at Cold Stone Creamery. I would come home from work covered in sweet cream and smelling of waffle cones with free ice cream in hand. My parent’s freezer was always filled with “love it” sized portions of new flavor combinations. Even with five people, we couldn’t eat ice cream fast enough. The household favorite […]

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Summer Shandy with Lemon, Thyme, and Belgian White Ale

07.22.14

Lemonade and beer! Oh yes.. The month prior to moving from San Diego to Brooklyn was a bit of a whirlwind. One of the highlights: the Food Network took over my house and yard for a few days to film a commercial featuring Sunny Anderson. While I generally stayed away from the house during production, […]

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