All posts tagged walnuts

red pear + gorgonzola pizza with pomegranate vinaigrette-tossed arugula salad.

red pear, arugula, and gorgonzola pizza with pomegranate vinaigrette.

I realize Autumn doesn’t technically occur until later this month, but it’s September. To me, fall has arrived in a little bit of a way; not totally pumpkins yet, but apples and pears for sure. So too has Rosh Hashanah arrived, and in my attempt to learn more about Jewish food and holidays this year, I tried to do a few things for the celebration. Should a non-Jewish person ever try to craft new recipes for a people steeped in centuries of history and tradition? Probably not. So I’m learning, but there’s bound to be a few missteps. Continue reading →

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candy bar tart.

candy bar tart.

Party tart alert! I know many of us are celebrating tomorrow, and I’m sure there will be some fired-up barbecue grills and tasty sides, but have you thought about dessert? There are so many options at this time of the year; summer fruit seems like it’s all peaking right this moment, and I think I can hear your ice cream makers churning as I write this. I’m on vacation, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be making you food; we make food all the time down here, because we can eat every single meal poolside, and nothing pairs better with eggs and turkey bacon than your own toes in the water watching the sun rise, let me tell you. Continue reading →

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monday bites: roasted beet, arugula, + goat cheese crostini.

roasted beet, arugula, + goat cheese crostini.

Toast post!

This one is dedicated to Ashley at Hops because a) I think she’s pretty spectacular, as a person and as a blogger, b) because I know she has a thing for goat cheese the likes of which few can appreciate, and she also loves beets, and c) she’s just recently engaged! And I wanted to give her something of an engagement gift. Here you go, Ashley; a toast to your engagement. Yay! Continue reading →

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farmers’ market monday: caramelized onion + apple pizza salad.

Have you ever managed to completely avoid something, or a genre of something, because you just know you’ll be terrible at it? Or rather just assumed, without bothering with the try/fail nonsense, to forgo a project based on your (imaginary) future failure? I have; I do it all the time. Think back for a minute; have you ever seen a croissant on this blog? A Danish, perhaps? Pain au chocolat? A nice loaf of thick-sliced bread, maybe dinner rolls? No? No, you haven’t. Because I’m scared of two things: yeast-based baking and failure. Because in my life, the former typically begets the latter. And I do not embrace failure with open arms. Continue reading →

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the chocolate chronicles, part three: chocolate chubbies.

I know, right? Hard to resist that title. We may as well get the giggles out of the way now, because the name of this cookie is one of the reasons this cookie stood out to me. The recipe lives in the pages of the Sarabeth’s Bakery Cookbook, which I received as part of my Mother’s Day gift this year. In a twist of irony, I also received a top-of-the-line jogging stroller. It is my favorite thing ever right now, because the weather here is beautiful. I requested it (don’t worry; Mr. Table is still with us) because one of the cons of food writing is sneaky weight gain, and I do what I can to counteract it. After all, I don’t need these cookies to become my ‘signature cookie,’ if you know what I mean.  Continue reading →

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stilton + walnut crackers.

Wow: New Year’s Eve already. I know everyone says that, but really…September was what, maybe three days ago? I don’t know how everyone’s fall/winter goes, but between lots of birthdays in October, my annual trip to Nashville to visit my sister, and the fall/winter holidays, it’s been one rush after another. In a good way, really, but busy. I look forward to the January slowdown. By now, I’ve completely blown any good eating habits I’ve developed over the past year and am aching for a normal, nothing-too-exciting routine.  Continue reading →

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pear + walnut tart.

You people are so nice! As you may know, blogging is a relatively new thing for me, and I was intent on getting a little library of recipes out here before I really began to promote it. Then poof! this weekend, I see comments. And such lovely comments, might I add. Although this little blog has been public since the beginning, I never thought in a million years it would begin to show up on searches already. But if you like it, hey: I’m happy, and I’ll do my best to make you happy. So a big thank you to this weekend’s comment-posters; I made something for you.

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