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  1. Berry Basil Beertail

    Berry Basil Beertail

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with our friends at Pints and Plates. All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! There are two things I have been looking forward to in Seattle since last summer: backyard barbecues and berries. You see, Continue…

    To say that we've been living our best life this summer would be an understatement.

  2. Ricotta Toast with Blueberry-Basil Quick Jam

    Ricotta Toast with Blueberry-Basil Quick Jam

    Back when we took our first family trip to Los Angeles as a family of three (!!!), we did something I feel is probably out of the question for a few more years. We went out to brunch. To a really popular joint, no less, called Sqirl — you may have heard of it? It Continue…

  3. Home Bar: Piña Colada

    Home Bar: Piña Colada

    I know, I know. Another rum drink. While I’ve already shared my love of the Angostura Colada, I just couldn’t help myself in this recent California heatwave. It’s not often that it’s beach weather in San Francisco, and I could only think of one drink that made sense to enjoy in the sand. The Piña Continue…

  4. Chocolate-Walnut Dipped Strawberry Popsicles

    Chocolate-Walnut Dipped Strawberry Popsicles

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with the California Walnut Board.  All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! While you’re reading this, we’re embarking on our second family vacation as a family of five. Truth be told, we were supposed to Continue…

  5. Breakfast Tacos with Soft Scrambled Eggs & Chorizo (Sponsored)

    Breakfast Tacos Recipe

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with LA VICTORIA®. All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! Having spent a large chunk of my life living up and down the California coast, I can honestly say that there is no more perfect food than Continue…

  6. ExclusiveCoffee Granita with Espresso Salt Finish

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    Coffee Granita with Espresso Salt Finish

    Serves four 2 cups of fresh brewed, hot coffee 1/3 cup of sugar 6 mint leaves For the whipped cream: 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon of sugar Espresso sea salt and mint leaves, for garnish 1. Stir the sugar and mint into the hot coffee until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to a Continue…

  7. ExclusiveRadish Toasts with Chive Butter

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    Serves four 1⁄2 baguette, sliced into 1⁄2 inch thick slices 4 tablespoons of butter, at room temperature 1 tablespoon of finely chopped chives 4-5 radishes, sliced very thinly Sea salt, to taste 1. Combine the butter and chives in a small bowl and use your hands to work the chives into the butter. Season with Continue…

  8. ExclusivePan Roasted Pork Chop with Creamy Polenta

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    Serves two For the pork: 2 bone-in pork chops Espresso sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Olive oil For the polenta: 1 1/2 cups of milk 2 cups of water 1 cup of polenta 1 bay leaf 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper, to taste 1. Position a rack in the middle of Continue…

  9. Incredible Vegan German Chocolate Cake

    For Matt’s 30th birthday, I baked him a German Chocolate Cake — his favorite, and my very first layered cake. I only had one cake pan at the time, so I had to bake one layer first, then clean my pan and bake the next. I bought shredded coconut (my first time ever, too, because Continue…

  10. Iced Rhubarb-Hibiscus Tea

    There’s a great fallacy in life that adults have things figured out. I realized this when I became an adult, not too long ago (I’d like to believe). Maybe because I’m of the millennial generation, but I still call my dad when I have car problems, and my mom when I have a weird rash Continue…

  11. Home Bar: Beachcomber’s 151 Swizzle

    Over the past few months, I seem to have shifted my booze consumption back to the basics: drinking mostly neat pours (unmixed liquor served without being chilled) or with a touch of water. Don’t get me wrong, I still love cocktails, but I’m finding satisfaction in the subtlety of each spirit lately. And what better Continue…

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