not yo mama’s rice krispie treats

What I’m about to say has been said before, but I’m going to say it anyway: your twenties are a weird time. It’s an in-between time, a crepuscular time — somewhere between night and day or day and night, when everything is dusky and mysterious  and there isn’t a whole lot expected of you or…

gaia cookies

It’s funny how the more you move around, the more you come to appreciate where you started. I make this observation from firsthand experience, as lately I’ve been a girl on the go. After just three short weeks at home in Michigan, I repacked my suitcase and flew east to the Big Apple to begin…

roasted pear & dark chocolate scones

Scones and Valentine’s Day have something in common: both have their fair share of critics. Other pastries and holidays seem to be generally well-liked by the masses — muffins, for example, are nearly always acceptable and not too many people get worked up about the Fourth of July. But you can always find those individuals…

flourless chocolate cake

I know all you summer birthdays feel me when I say that being born in either June, July or August can be a real downer for one big reason: you never get the chance to bring a birthday treat to school. You can picture it, right? All those October babies and March kids smugly passing…

life in the raw

On St. Patty’s Day this year, housemate Jessica and I managed to avoid the hoards of green-clad celebrators filling the streets of Ann Arbor thanks to an adventurous cooking project embarked upon in our kitchen. I’m sorry, did I say cooking? I misspoke. Yes, we spent the afternoon laboring in the kitchen but never once…

bark! the herald angels sing

So it seems this blog is quickly turning from produce-centric to choco-centric (though this new-found chocolate creation craze maaay have something to do with the company I’ve been keeping!). The transition seems only natural, what with the ground freezing and those hardworking Michigan farmers finally putting up their feet and calling it a year. The…

joyeux noel: the buche adventure

‘Twas the night before a Christmas party, and a couple of ambitious kids decided to attempt a bûche de Noël, the traditional French holiday dessert, known in the U.S. by its far less glamorous English name, the yule log. The end result was ultimate success, but I will admit that the process was a many-hour’d,…