Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Parfaits

by brittany on July 31, 2015

blueberry lemon parfaits

We’re friends with this couple who we used to see about three times a year for a few years.  This wasn’t acceptable because they’re some of our favorite people, and I’ve known them both since we were all 19.  When their daughter was born, we worried that we’d see each other with even less frequency, so we hatched a plan.  Every time we get together, we schedule our next visit about six weeks out.  Due to their little girl’s schedule, weekend breakfast became our go-to event.

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Raspberry Danishes

by brittany on July 29, 2015

raspberry danish

Yes, I realize just how sad that single Raspberry Danish looks, all alone up there.  But, the reason for its loneliness is its deliciousness–all of its little pastry siblings were gobbled up too quickly to photograph, so you could count this one lucky to have lasted this long.  And yeah, this is a day-old danish–I made the batch late one evening during our heat wave (the only time I could bear to fire up the oven) and it was too dark to photograph.

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Low-Commitment Projects: A Little Naked

July 27, 2015

This is my last archive post for Low-Commitment Projects this summer.  It is called A Little Naked, and includes three photos of little naked people I created for an exhibition at a shoe company, plus a bonus photo of a boob pillow.  

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Milk Chocolate Cardamom Truffles

July 24, 2015

Just because it is summer and super hot doesn’t mean I don’t crave chocolate treats.  Yes, fruit and ice cream are great, and no, I don’t want to turn on the oven, but come on.  Chocolate.  So, let’s have truffles.

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Dinner Idea: Beets with Labne and Pitas

July 22, 2015

This is just a quick Public Service Announcement with Crappy Photo.  At this time of year, I get a little harried trying to creatively use up our CSA vegetables before the next week’s share arrives.  Unfortunately, my dinner ideas are frequently less-than-inspired.  I think I read about this dish (then altered it willy-nilly) in Sunset […]

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Fizzy Lemon Gelatins

July 17, 2015

Gelatins are high on my list all year, but especially in the summer.  When you’re too hot to think about dessert, but someone brings out a light, refreshing cup of jiggly sweet tart gelatin, you realize you can summon a little more excitement for an end-of-meal treat.  Think of Fizzy Lemon Gelatins as an update of fresh-squeezed lemonade, […]

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Chocolate Malt Creme Brûlée

July 15, 2015

Creme brûlée is pretty good, but frequently kind of boring, in my mind.  Chocolate Malt Creme Brûlée is the opposite of boring.  It is incredibly creamy, chocolatey, and malty with a caramelized sugar crust, which is anything but dull.  In fact, I think I could be happy with a bathtub-sized ramekin of this dessert.  Can you imagine […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: Guns N’ Roses Paper Cuts

July 13, 2015

Another from the archives this week.  If you go to Low-Commitment Projects, you’ll see my paper cuts of the Guns N’ Roses Google image search results from 2011.  This one is by far my favorite because I love the hair and negative space.  Guns N’ Roses could probably inspire a lifetime of visual work.  Check […]

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Cauliflower Cake

July 10, 2015

We don’t eat meat very frequently at our house.  We aren’t vegetarians, but we average about one meaty meal per week–more frequent when Michael’s riding his bike like crazy.  When it’s just the two of us for dinner, we have no problem eating two or three vegetable-based dishes to round out our meal (including some […]

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Stuff I Like or Love: Vans Comina

July 8, 2015

I got both colors.  I got one, then decided I wanted the other.  Clearly, Vans Comina will be my shoes of the summer.

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