Fresh Plum Cake Featuring Imperfect Produce

  A couple years ago, a Facebook friend posted an article on Imperfect Produce, a new start up in the Bay Area, with the mission to reduce food waste. It pains me to see food thrown away, especially perfectly good food; but I’m embarrassed to admit that as much of a foodie as I had…

Earl Grey Sugar Cookies

When I was younger, my mom and her friends would host regular tea parties- serious affairs where we would bring our own tea cups and saucers. I remember being about 9 or 10 years old and looking for just the right tea cup and saucer set which I felt truly reflected my personality. In preparation…

Slow Cooker Baked Apples

I recently moved to a new office, and everything has been great so far- the account is interesting and a challenge with tons to learn, everyone on the team is nice, it’s 5 minutes from the beach, and there’s a Whole Foods within walking distance! The one thing I wish I could change is the two and…

Cranberry Almond Cake & Candied Oranges

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Here’s the really short list because this is the closest I’m willing to get to a Thanksgiving post: The best and most supportive friends and family My boyfriend who is really too kind for his own good My coworkers who manage to keep me sane…

Persimmon Crisp & Bourbon Whipped Cream

Persimmon isn’t the most common fruit, so I had to improvise with this recipe. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! If I ever find myself with a ton of ripe fruit wondering how to use them before they go bad, baking is a great go-to. One easy way to use up all your extra fall…

Festive Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows

For the last few weeks the name of this blog has been a bit of a lie- amidst everything else going on in my life I really haven’t had time to cook. I decided change would be the theme for my 2014 and the year isn’t quite over yet. The new year plus my upcoming birthday (and the…

Sweet Beginnings

New Years resolutions really aren’t  my thing, but at the start of 2014 I was desperate for change. More specifically, I wanted to live inspired. So I set out to do things differently. I wasn’t sure where to begin, but I believe that having an open mind makes us more receptive to new possibilities. So I decided…