Public Service Announcement (Gochujang is Delicious)

Hello! Amidst the Thanksgiving prep and whatnot, I just wanted to do a quick drive by public service announcement that gochujang is delicious and you should go spend $0.99 and get a tub of it (that will last you months, even if you love it as much as I do) and put it on everything. … Continue reading Public Service Announcement (Gochujang is Delicious)

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My First Recipe “From Scratch” and other Lessons (Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Caraway)

I talk a lot about how I sort of use recipes, or how I made something according to a particular existing recipe, -ish. At this point in my culinary existence, most of the time when I'm "following a recipe" I am following one of two things-- 1) technical guidance around how to cook a particular … Continue reading My First Recipe “From Scratch” and other Lessons (Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Caraway)

Sesame Tahini Sauce and a Weekend Forecast

It's another chilly Sacramento morning, and I'm hoping for rain this weekend to really settle into the cozy cooking vibe I've been craving. Meanwhile I just wanted to share the sauce I've been putting on everything lately. **Full disclosure-- I did not set down to blog this morning. I sat down to work. I'm lucky … Continue reading Sesame Tahini Sauce and a Weekend Forecast

Bread and Beginnings (Challah)

It is, for now, a brisk October Monday morning. The kind of morning that leaves me tempted to add a spoonful of hot chocolate to my morning coffee (I totally went for it), the kind of morning that screams for bedroom slippers and oversized sweaters and the smell of baking bread. It should be no … Continue reading Bread and Beginnings (Challah)

A typical Sunday (Bread, Tomato Tarte, Habanero Mango Salsa, Fresh Fettucine, Pork Ragu, and Pumpkin Butter)

Hello again! Soon, I'll get into the rhythm of these posts, but for now I'm playing catch up. Fortunately, it's Sunday evening, and there's football to keep me company as I write and paw through the day's photos. Alas, the Patriots are ahead. #fuckthepatriots.¬†Anyway. I started the day, as every other Sunday since moving to … Continue reading A typical Sunday (Bread, Tomato Tarte, Habanero Mango Salsa, Fresh Fettucine, Pork Ragu, and Pumpkin Butter)

A typical Saturday (Prepping and Planning, Incidentally Gluten-Free Tahini Brownies, and Maple Scones)

Hey! Happy Saturday! Saturdays are my favorite days, because Sundays come after them, which makes that moment when I wake up on Saturday morning the absolute maximum point of the weekend. It's all down hill from there. (I love my job. I love my job. I really do love my job. But WEEKENDS.) Saturdays are … Continue reading A typical Saturday (Prepping and Planning, Incidentally Gluten-Free Tahini Brownies, and Maple Scones)

Notes on The Transition and a Recipe(ish): Chicken with Apricots, Lemon, and Saffron

For those of you who enjoy my culinary adventures, I am transitioning them OUT of my normal human Facebook/Instagram world and INTO new Facebook /Instagram pages. Links below. https://www.instagram.com/bakeordeathblog/ https://www.facebook.com/bakeordeathblog/ Last night, I stayed up late with some great friends, thinking and talking and geeking out about food blog ideas. I am feeling very inspired … Continue reading Notes on The Transition and a Recipe(ish): Chicken with Apricots, Lemon, and Saffron