Nectarine, Arugula and Crispy Pancetta Summer Salad

Nectarine Salad

Hello from the flip side of the globe!  We’ve traveled from Thailand and are now safely and happily here in the U.S. and traveling around Virginia.  We are also blessedly on the other side of a 24 hour flight and pulling two 13-month-olds through raucous jet-lag (not mention two adults), a new car, and new bikes (!), and seeing…

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A Bangkok Farewell

Bangkok

It’s here. After nearly five years in Bangkok, we are moving back to the United States. Life is so unpredictable in so many wonderful ways.  I caught myself all this week thinking about late 2010 – the excitement we felt when Frank was offered a job in Thailand (also the elation since the other potential option was…Turkmenistan).  Like all monumental…

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Strawberry Semolina Yogurt Cake

Oh. Hi. Today I suddenly remembered that I have this little blog…this excuse to cook all the things…and photograph my food…and eat cake. That last one is really the best perk. So while we’re scrambling to get everything done before we say farewell to our Bangkok home, I wanted to share this one. Because I…

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Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Snack Mix

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Snack Mix

I can’t believe I managed to keep this snack mix to myself for this long.  It’s way too good not to share.  But time has not been kind to me and our semi-annual holiday-weekend-large-appliance-breakdown struck hard.  Not just the washing machine, but the dryer too.  So while I’d like to be sitting around eating bonbons /…

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Pesto Sweet Pea Soup

Pesto Pea Soup with Tortellini

This pesto pea soup is spring in a bowl – sweet and fresh and topped with tortellini.  And it’s super fast since it uses frozen peas, but if you had fresh sweet peas (lucky you!), this would be a great way to use them. I always love spring food.  This time of year makes me think…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter (Buckeye) Brownies

While I was making these brownies on Saturday, Frank kept asking me if I had “tasted them yet.”  But even before I tasted them, I knew they would be amazing.  What’s not to love about a layer of brownie, topped with light fluffy peanut butter, and finished with chocolate-peanut butter ganache?  For chocolate-peanut butter fans,…

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