Fall · Olive Oil · Padrón Peppers · Peppers · Sea Salt · Shishito Peppers · Spanish · Summer · Tapas · Vegan · Vegetarian

Blistered Padrón Peppers

When padrón peppers come into season, they signal the winding down of summer. They cook quickly, so they are perfect for those lazy nights when you’d really rather just eat than cook. While they’re frying, you can chop up some nice cheese and sausage, open a bottle of red wine or a nice hoppy beer,… Continue reading Blistered Padrón Peppers

Allspice Berries · Bay Leaf · Black Pepper · Brown Sugar · Brussel Sprouts · Canola/Rapeseed Oil · Chicken · Cinnamon · Dinner · Fall · Fennel Seed · Mustard Seed · Olive Oil · Salt · Spring · Sugar · Summer · Thyme · Winter

Chicken Confit

I had never tasted chicken confit until a birthday dinner date at a little French bistro in Northeast Portland. Needless to say, my brain melted. I immediately began lobbying for an internship in that same kitchen. That summer, I got my foot in the door, and I came away with another notebook of wonderful recipes… Continue reading Chicken Confit

Buttermilk · Dairy · Dessert · Eggs · Heavy Whipping Cream · Ice Cream · Salt · Spring · Sugar · Summer · Sweets · Techniques · Vanilla

Buttermilk Ice Cream

I like my sweets to have a little tang to them. This particular ice cream is so rich from the egg yolks with just a little sour kick in each bite. It is absolutely delicious with stone fruits like pluots or apricots or summer berries, and killer when drizzled with a nice balsamic reduction and… Continue reading Buttermilk Ice Cream

Baking · Breakfast · Butter · Caramel · Dairy · Eggs · Fall · Flour · Heavy Whipping Cream · Milk · Pancakes · Pears · Salt · Spring · Sugar · Summer · Vegetarian · Whipped Cream · Winter

German Pancakes with Caramel-Poached Pears

German pancakes, or Dutch babies, are the traditional Christmas morning breakfast from my childhood. While these take a little while to bake, you only need about three minutes, one bowl, and one whisk to throw together. Depending on what you top them with, they can go either sweet or savory.

Arborio Rice · Asparagus · Black Pepper · Butter · Champagne · Chicken Stock · Dry White Wine · Italian · Parmesan · Prosciutto · Prosecco · Salt · Shallot · Spring · Summer

Prosecco Risotto

This was instantly a house favorite! It’s savory and filling, and the prosciutto gives it crunch and the asparagus balances the otherwise heavy nature of the risotto.  From start to finish, this dish only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, and comfortably serves two. Plus, you’ll have half a bottle of Prosecco just hanging around.… Continue reading Prosecco Risotto

Butter · Butternut Squash · Carrot · Chicken Stock · Curly Parsley · Fall · Flat-Leaf Parsley · Garlic · Green Onion · Mint · Olive Oil · Onion · Potato · Salt · Soups & Stews · Summer · Summer Squash · Vegan · Vegetable Stock · Vegetarian · Winter

Butternut Squash Soup with Mint Pistou

I love a soup that is just as good hot as it is cold. With the unpredictable Oregon springtime weather, my lately medium-low attention span, and my busy schedule, having something quick and easy that can be served a few different ways is always nice.

Active Dry Yeast · Bacon · Black Pepper · Fall · Flour · Heavy Whipping Cream · Jam · Olive Oil · Onion · Pizza · Sage · Salt · Summer

Onion, Bacon, & Sage Pizza

Isn’t it nice to have a standby recipe that you can whip together quickly and that you nearly always have all of the ingredients for, even when there is NOTHING in your kitchen? In that respect, this one goes in my mental recipe book right next to pasta marinara and grilled cheese, but has more than just… Continue reading Onion, Bacon, & Sage Pizza

Apple · Black Pepper · Celery · Chicken · Flour · Grapes · Grapeseed Oil · Lemon · Lettuce · Mayonnaise · Olive Oil · Raisins · Salads · Salt · Spring · Summer · Walnuts · Yogurt

Chicken Waldorf Salad

I am a big fan of eating without cooking. The week gets busy, and it’s nice to have a giant batch of something that I can just eat straight out of the fridge or throw into a container to take out the door. Chicken salads are a summer favorite, especially when they are heavy on… Continue reading Chicken Waldorf Salad