Author Archives: Kasey

  1. Pumpkin-Peanut Butter and Chocolate Power Smoothie

    The days are long and the years are short, someone told me when I had my first child. I keep reminding myself of this in these early weeks with the twins. Once one baby feeds, it’s on to the next — and because they’re still teeny, it feels like each one takes forever. By the Continue…

    There will be occasional tears and tantrums, memory lapses, times when we feel more like servants than partners. But the years are short.

  2. A Bit of News

    When we first learned that we were having twins, Matt and I pretty much lost our shit. I remember when the doctor said, “Do you see what I’m seeing?” as she pointed to the ultrasound machine Matt said, “Oh, no.” Isn’t that what happens to everyone when they learn they are having twins? Especially when Continue…

  3. 11 Ideas for a Small Kitchen

    We’ve been living with a very small kitchen for many years now. At first, I didn’t even notice. Then, it felt cozy. These days, it often feels cramped. But we’ve made it work! You kind of have to, when you live in a city apartment — those dreamy open kitchens aren’t the sort of thing Continue…

  4. Making a Cookbook with Blurb

    Making a Cookbook with Blurb

    This post is sponsored by Blurb, a platform for self-publishing books, magazines, and ebooks. Thanks for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! I won’t lie — writing a cookbook is definitely something that’s crossed my mind. Watching a lot of my friends and acquaintances go through the process, it’s hard not Continue…

  5. Salt-Baked Sweet Potatoes from Near & Far

    Salt-Baked Sweet Potato from Near & Far

    By now, I think everyone’s read (or at least heard of) Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. If not, I highly recommend you pick up a copy — it’s a fast read and it will totally refresh the way you think about your stuff — even if you don’t immediately adopt her Continue…

  6. Strawberry Ricotta Cake

    Strawberry Ricotta Cake

    “You can’t go back,” Matt said to me while we were enjoying what could quite possibly be one of our few last evenings out just the two of us before these babies come. We were sitting in a restaurant on Market Street, which runs from the Embarcadero (the Ferry Building), through downtown and the Castro, Continue…

  7. ExclusiveSummer Berry Pavlova

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    Summer Berry Pavlova

    Serves four – six 3 egg whites, at room temperature 1/2 cup of cane sugar 1/2 cup of powdered sugar 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar 2 teaspoons of cornstarch pinch of salt For the whipped cream: 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream (cold) 1 tablespoon of cane sugar Continue…

  8. ExclusivePan-Roasted Lemon- Fennel Chicken

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    Pan-Roasted Lemon- Fennel Chicken

    Serves two 1 lemon 2 skin-on, boneless chicken breasts 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds 2 tablespoons of olive oil salt and freshly ground pepper 1 clove of garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons of white wine 1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Juice the lemon and then cut it into quarters. 2. Using your fingers, Continue…

  9. ExclusivePeach and Tomato Panzanella

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    Peach and Tomato Panzanella

    Serves four For the salad: Approximately 4 1/2 cups of roughly cubed country bread 2 cloves of garlic kosher salt 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil plus more, as needed 1 large, ripe yellow peach 1 large, ripe white peach 4-5 medium sized early girl tomatoes large handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped For Continue…

  10. Fig Shrub

    I chose my wedding location in no small part based on the fact that the property housed a giant fig tree. Although I had never tasted a fresh fig prior to moving to San Francisco, it quickly earned a place in my heart. Each fall and late summer, I look forward to the arrival of Continue…

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