Beet Cured Gravlax

Rich, salty, luscious salmon. In all its forms, it is one of my favorite fish to cook or, in this case, not cook. I love cured salmon but rarely can I bring myself to spend the incredibly high price to buy it in Hawaii. During a recent ravioli¬†making night with my Swedish friend Nina, we…

Pumpkin Scones

Fall is my favorite season. Yes, that is a really vanilla flavored, bland, boring statement to make. You probably just pictured me wearing yoga pants, Ugg boots, and eagerly slurping down a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Totally expected for a girl from New England, I know. But what can I say? Fall is awesome and cliches…

Avocado Baked Eggs

With all the festivities of a holiday weekend, I always need a fast, filling, and most importantly, very tasty breakfast before the hectic days of adventure and friends. This one fits the bill perfectly. Just toss the ingredients together and finish getting ready for the day while it all cooks to a melty, gooey, wonderful…

Sweet Potato & Swiss Chard Hash

After the KCC farmers market, Roomie #1 and I are always starving. We go with every intention of getting breakfast at the market but usually end up leaving as quickly as we can to avoid the crowds. Today’s big farmers market finds were beautiful Big Island tomatoes for $3 a pound (those suckers are at…

Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake

I don’t make many desserts.¬†I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I do love making a good dessert for friends. As much as I seem to write only recipes about pie, I only really make desserts when I am having guests or want to write about something sweet. This particular cake I made…

Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones

There are some legendary scones in my awesome little neighborhood. I mean seriously fantastic scones that people come from all over to munch on. These are so popular that the store lists a daily scone menu online that you can make up your mind before heading into the shop. They really are worth the pilgrimage…

Mochi Waffles

These waffles are the result of a shark bite. Honestly, I can actually say that I made these waffles because of a shark bite. Really. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to be reminded of the fragility of life – how fast things can change and how much you already have even when it feels like…