Tuesday Tastings

From Camille’s Kitchen :: Summer Berry Ice Cream Cake

You guys know that I’m not usually one to post big, complicated-looking desserts, but I do think that it’s a good idea to have one or two showstopping tricks up your sleeve for those times when you volunteer to make your mom’s birthday cake or really need to get on your friend’s good side before… read more

From Camille’s Kitchen :: Peach Shortcakes with Lavender Cream

Even in today’s world where you can get pretty decent strawberries, citrus, and other produce all year round (imported of course, but totally edible), peaches are one of those items that should be reserved for summertime only. The flavorless and mealy stone fruit that pop up in grocery stores out-of-season barely resemble the sweet, luscious… read more

Tuesday Tastings :: Spiced Cappuccino

With Camille in St. Tropez this week (so jealous), today’s installment of Tuesday Tastings has been guest-contributed by Gabriela Iancu, who cooks up meals and musings for her blog, What Liberty Ate. Take it away, Gabriela… *** I started drinking coffee about five years ago when I had my first professional job and had to… read more

Tuesday Tastings :: Chocolate Pharmacy

I must admit I was skeptical when I first read about Chocolate Pharmacy’s new product—chocolate without soy, gluten, dairy or sugar! But, they had me at first bite…Jyl Kutsche and Amy Pancake, two vivacious yogis put their heads (and tastebuds) together to create eight raw chocolate flavors, each with a delightfully unexpected spice combination for… read more

Tuesday Tastings :: Kale, Orange & Hazelnut Salad

Although kale salads could probably win the prize for “trendiest food of 2014,” when I stumble across a really great one, I can’t help but become obsessed. A couple weeks ago, it happened again at the Mother’s Day brunch that we hosted at my house with Minted. Word of Mouth prepared the mouthwatering spread, and… read more

Tuesday Tastings :: Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

A Chinese chicken salad is one of those things that if I spot it on a restaurant menu, I’ll probably order it. There’s something about the crunchy cabbage, creamy avocado and bright taste of cilantro that makes it one of my favorite flavor combinations. I’ve had my go-to version that I’ve made at home for… read more

Tuesday Tastings :: Build-Your-Own Tartines

There’s this adorable French bistro in Austin called Blue Dahlia, and I love to meet friends there for a late lunch or a glass of wine to sample a couple of their tartines. Since this month is all about getting outside and soaking up the spring sunshine, we’ve had picnics on the brain: which foods… read more

Tuesday Tastings: Curried Cauliflower & Chickpeas

My friend Anne and I spent an inordinate amount of time discussing our love for it… my friend Kim and I both brought it to the same book club potluck (how embarrassing! It all got eaten though.) It’s not often that the humble cauliflower could be considered “buzz-worthy,” but it seems that the roasted cauliflower &… read more