Favorite Peanut Sauce for Fresh Thai Rice Salad

We’ve had a REALLY hot summer in Colorado, which means that cooking has been all about throwing something together in a way that skirts around the oven or the stove. This has made any and all efforts to clean out the cabinets a bit…

August 17, 2016

Best Peach Shortcakes w/Whipped Mascarpone-Yogurt

I was finally sitting still earlier this week, alternating between laying on the couch in the apartment and staring at the ceiling, drinking rosé and flipping through stacks of old Bon Appétit magazines I’ve been moving around for years. And, while staring at the…

August 9, 2016

Simple Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

  “The problem is not the problem. Its your attitude about the problem.” – Captain Jack Sparrow I remember many a time, not that long ago, standing at the top of a tricky, loose, rocky descent squeezing the brakes of my mountain bike and…

July 21, 2016

ChefsCycle :: Powerful Pedal Strokes for Change

images courtesy of Davey Wilson The work of a chef is not for the faint of heart. The hours are long, the conditions sometimes uncomfortable; we typically work in very warm spaces, very cold spaces, we stand all day tasting, tasting, tasting. We hunch,…

July 15, 2016

Spiced Crumble-Top Blueberry-Nectarine Pie

I was recently perusing the blogosphere when I came across a new blog from a “budding” triathlete. Sipping my morning coffee, skimmed through her dialog, my eye catching on all of the buzzwords and phrases that light little matches of discouragement within me when it…

July 5, 2016

Miso + Maple Chia-Oatmeal Bowls

I spent a good bit of time bouncing around Colorado last week w/this crew, riding bicycles, cooking food/eating food and it wasn’t until I was riding in the car back from Aspen, with the ridiculously beautiful blue sky stretched as far as I could…

June 20, 2016

Pictures + Places : Cape Town

Between the lines, behind the bikes, Cape Town is vibrant, complex, beautiful, wild, challenged and charmed and it shifted my perspective on where I am in the world…

June 9, 2016

Raspberry Macaroon Tart

I’m a rather organized, reasonable and strategic person… with a few specific exceptions: #1: Chocolate chip situations: I don’t measure them. I can’t explain it. Pastry chefs are the “brain surgeons” of the kitchen, required to abide by weights + measures so I know better,…

May 16, 2016

Mission Avocado Toast

I packed my suitcase those first days in March, anticipating that I wouldn’t really “come back home” again until today. A lot can happen in two months, and there were many things that didn’t happen according to plan. We didn’t finish the race in…

May 5, 2016