November 14, 2017 § Leave a comment
So I know it’s been forever since I’ve updated my blog…
I made a whole commitment that I was going to share heaps of recipes this summer. And it’s mid-November so you can see how well that turned out. This doesn’t mean I haven’t been baking or cooking – it just means that there are lots of delicious things that I’ve been unfairly withholding from you but I am slowly but surely finding time to share them with you!
Ever since I took a handmade pasta-making workshop early this year, and subsequently convinced myself that I needed a pasta roller, I have been itching to make fresh pasta. I finally made some fresh pappardelle this past weekend and it was so much fun and quite therapeutic with the kneading, rolling, and cutting. Sorry, I didn’t have time to include the recipe and directions in this post but hopefully it will make an appearance on the blog soon!
I wanted to make a hearty fall pasta dish but at the same time, I didn’t want to make a sauce that would outshine the delicate ribbons of pappardelle. I landed on the perfect combination of kale, sausage, and white beans that has a ton of flavor from the spicy sausage, salty Pecorino, acidic red wine, and fresh herbs. It was so delicious that I’ve literally been eating this every day since I’ve made it! So simple but super satisfying and perfect for keeping you warm as the temperature starts to drop. If you use store-bought pappardelle, this recipe can come together quickly for those days you are craving a nice big bowl of pasta!
Speaking of bowls, I’m obsessed with my new stoneware from Carthage.Co, especially the beautiful Zaghwan collection! Such great minimalist pieces for everyday use, as well as entertaining guests. I also love that the company is committed to supporting local manufacturers of the stoneware in Tunisia who employ and empower people within their community. Definitely check out their gorgeous products, especially as the holiday entertaining season is upon us!
[This post is sponsored by Carthage.Co]
February 9, 2017 § Leave a comment
‘Tis the season of trying to eat healthier, right? Clean eating can feel like a chore but it doesn’t have to be! The key to making a salad that you will actually look forward to eating is filling it with much more than just leafy greens.
This salad is full of delicious foods that will help keep you full so you can resist reaching for those chips or that candy bar. I love the contrast of sweet-savory and creamy-crunchy in this salad. I used an apple cookie cutter to form the shape of the frico, which is basically shredded cheese that is baked in the oven until it gets nice and crispy. The addition of the salty, buttery Gruyère frico on top definitely makes this salad for me. Hey, a little cheese here and there never hurt!
November 23, 2016 § Leave a comment
I think one of my favorite types of desserts to bake are pies. They are cozy, comforting, and unpretentious. I love baking them from scratch, starting with the buttery, flaky crust to the delicious sweet or savory filling. Even though it takes a bit longer to make this way, there is something special and satisfying about making the entire thing with your own two hands and lots of love.
I absolutely adore The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book because it focuses on local, seasonal ingredients and literally every recipe I make from it turns out amazing. I still have yet to visit the storefront in Brooklyn so until then, I will just have to continue baking my way through the pie book. The pie crust recipe is my all-time favorite, and it reminds me of the crust from the homemade pies my family gets from a local farm stand – incredibly flaky and really flavorful, thanks to the cold butter and apple cider vinegar.
This Salted Caramel Apple Pie is one of the best apple pies I’ve ever had. In addition to the crust, I love that the apples are thinly sliced so the apple flavor is distributed evenly throughout the pie. The filling is surprisingly not too sweet, even though you pour a generous amount of salted caramel over the apples. There is just the right amount of spices to give the pie some warmth and remind you that ’tis the holiday season.