Peach Hand Pies

 There is no better season than summer!  The sights, sounds, fragrances and tastes of summer just can’t be beat.  It’s hard not to take advantage of the plethora of fresh fruit that is available during the best season of the year, and that includes fresh peaches.     I don’t know where you come from, but … Read more

Summer Squash Salad with Mint, Feta, and Black Truffle Salt

squash salad with mint, feta, and black truffle salt

Yesterday we had an argument in the middle of the sidewalk, and we had squash salad. The squash salad made some degree of sense. The argument, however, was a chimera, a figment with no fangs. It came like a squall at sea sending the mooring lines whipping in the wind as the rain falls sideways and … Read more

heirloom tomato ginger muffins with pine nuts, olive oil, & orange blossom

Tomato Ginger Muffins

  After our sojourn to New York, Tennessee seems positively vast and serene, especially in the late August light. I’ve been so exhausted I’ve yet to even unpack. Brocade trousers are tangled with winklepickers and indignant silk shirts spilling out of the old Samsonite next to the bed as I’ve rummaged through them to retrieve necessities like … Read more

Fig, Balsamic, and Rosemary Hand Pies

a still life in figs - fig, balsamic, rosemary hand pies

Late summer is a lens flare lucid dream. An imperious, two-volume Oxford English Dictionary now keeps company with the fearful symmetry of a cheap ceramic tyger on the bookshelf in the newly cleaned out study. Kombucha ferments in a sea-foam green bowl tucked away behind the cupboard doors of the midcentury buffet. We leave in six days for … Read more

Thai Iced Tea & Vegan Ginger Ice-Cream Sandwiches

Thai Ice Tea Ice Cream by {local milk}

Vegan Ginger Ice Cream Sandwich My world has been humming these past few weeks. My mother and aunt aided me in introducing light and order to areas (for instance, the kitchen cabinets) of my home that were previously akin to the chaotic blackness of mythical pre-creation. In keeping with the making of a house a home, … Read more

Blueberry Hand Pies with Goat Cheese

Crispy and flaky puff pastry is filled with sweet homemade blueberry filling and dotted with honeyed goat cheese in this wonderful (and easy) recipe.  When it comes to easy desserts that are hand-held, this one is at the top!   What you will love about blueberry hand pies with goat cheese Hand pies are just what … Read more