Summer Squash & Vine Tomato Galette + Rosemary Pea Pesto

I allude to the future frequently on Venturing East. Perhaps the rambles of then are my way of cementing the future’s presence, and assuring myself that I am approaching one that won’t like a black hole stretch me thin & gulp me behind its stark black fangs. Writing has always been my way of adding permanence to the abstract. Once in word form, a concept or a wish exits dormancy. Words are a knight’s shield and a king’s royal orders.  Continue reading “Summer Squash & Vine Tomato Galette + Rosemary Pea Pesto”

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Cheddar Chive Foccacia

Warm, cheesy bread is a godsend after a day of errand running & literal running across a parking lot beneath heavy raindrops. Failing, clothes becoming soaked, goosebumps rising like little hills on your arms from the chill of an AC against wet skin. But bread. It cheers the heart. Continue reading “Cheddar Chive Foccacia”

Glazed Lemon-Blueberry Scones

Life’s endless responsibilities pile up like that laundry I’ve neglected in my drier for nearly a week, yet still I manage to sweep aside time to bake – this time, for The Citrus Menu. Continue reading “Glazed Lemon-Blueberry Scones”

The Hobbit Menu | Farmer Maggot’s Rosemary-Vegetable Pasties

Hobbits aren’t known for adding bells and whistles to their mixing bowls. A sprinkle of sage – or here, rosemary – never hurt Frodo or his Halfling comrades, however, and sets this particular pasty apart from those baked outside of Farmer Maggot’s kitchen. Continue reading “The Hobbit Menu | Farmer Maggot’s Rosemary-Vegetable Pasties”

Swedish Kanelsnurrer with Salted Caramel-Walnut Filling

The Swedish cinnamon bun is a less-sweet explosion of doughy goodness in one’s mouth than its American neighbor. That’s where the salted caramel steps in. Continue reading “Swedish Kanelsnurrer with Salted Caramel-Walnut Filling”

Care Package Cuisine | Salted Peanut Butter Drinking Chocolate

Savor a few decadent, warming sips as you wave goodbye to winter’s cold and groping fingers. Continue reading “Care Package Cuisine | Salted Peanut Butter Drinking Chocolate”

RECIPE: Black bean & mushroom burgers + spicy fries

Calling all vegan and vegetarian hobbits: here’s a comforting twist on your classic hamburger.  Continue reading “RECIPE: Black bean & mushroom burgers + spicy fries”