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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Black Walnuts

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Black Walnuts

After what seems like a few months without rain here in St. Louis, today has been damp and stormy. I have spent most of my non-photography hours reading up on marketing for my business (yawn) and enhancing the SEO for my various websites (snore). Both of these activities are crucial for my business, but boy […]

Organic Garlic

Organic Garlic

My schedule has continued to be a bit crazy lately, although almost everything that has been keeping me busy has been exciting and fun. There is still a lot to do in the loft and then of course there is the pesky task of running a photography business. Earning a living really eats up your […]

Lentil Salad with Fried Egg

Lentil Salad with Fried Egg

Whoa there, what happened to the first half of the summer? With the move and everything else that has been going on the days really are flying by. We are working hard setting up the studio and getting unpacked which always takes longer than expected. We are also trying to prioritize some of the larger […]

In Transition

In Transition

In most of my moves from apartment to apartment over the years, I’ve usually had to move out of one space and into the next in the same day. This time around, since we closed on our loft last week, I’m in this transition period between two spaces. Over the last few days I have […]

New Space

New Space

Just a quick update and an iPhone shot of our new space, sans furniture except for a couple of rickety chairs that came with the loft. We are super excited to be moving into the space in a few days (after some intense cleaning etc). It’s such a weird feeling to be a homeowner. The […]

Moving On, Moving Up

Moving On, Moving Up

It is pretty amazing how things can change in a year. On this day in 2010, Dr. Fiance and I were staying in a temporary apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The apartment was just over 100 square feet, had zero ventilation, and we were sleeping on an air mattress that took up […]

Dutch Oven No-Knead Bread

Dutch Oven No-Knead Bread

Ever since I started making the “five minute a day bread” back in the fall, I’ve been pretty much going through the motions. I tweaked the recipe a bit to a point where I can bake consistent and tasty bread with practically no effort. This is awesome, and has ruined me for most grocery-store-bakery breads […]

Of Quinoa Pilaf and Pronunciation

Of Quinoa Pilaf and Pronunciation

Yeah, so turns out that I have been pronouncing “quinoa” like a rube and not like the well-heeled food aficionado that I should be. Apparently, it is not pronounced as mighty “quinn-o-a” which is how I’ve been saying it hither and yon, but more like “keen-wa” or in some circles “kee-NO-aa.” I feel like Whole […]

Open Letter to Dried Beans

Dear Dried Beans, You and I, dried beans, have had a long and occasionally rocky relationship. I initially purchased you by the bagful, full of hope that you would be so much better than your canned counterparts. You are cheaper, and you contain less sodium. You take up less shelf space in my kitchen and […]

Curried Beef Dumplings

Ok fine, one more snack food post, and then I’ll make something healthy. This time I have a good excuse: poker. I had to bring food to a boy’s night poker game and we needed junk food. I was looking to do something interesting and the standard chips n’ dip thing didn’t really get my […]

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