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

Milk Chocolate + Caramel Corn Candy Bars

All the things we do, and say, and think — they’re like little seeds that we plant out in the world. We may not be around to watch them sprout, but oh, be sure that they’re gonna grow.  I’ve been thinking about this a…

April 7, 2016

Cape Epic :: The Power of Bicycles

Last night – as the sun was setting, illuminating the mountains – we kicked up dust with bicycle wheels, riding through the streets of the Kayamandi township; Bud and I were on bikes that we borrowed (a rarity for us,) and between us was our…

March 11, 2016

Root Beer Cake

“How can we ever possibly know the “realms” we live in if we don’t test the boundaries? If we don’t push the limits just a bit to see if the walls that surround us are perceived or true to form? To see what the…

March 4, 2016