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Inspired by Local Flavors

My aim is to share uncomplicated, unfussy recipes with a healthy twist--perfect for everyday and for entertaining. Let's cook!

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This is where I share my love for succulents, home, entertaining and everything in between.

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Muesli Sourdough Loaf

Muesli Sourdough Loaf Adding muesli to a classic sourdough loaf improves its flavor and takes wholesome goodness to a new level. At this time last month I was in Sun Valley for a long weekend with two of my girlfriends. We hopped on the plane with the weatherman forecasting bad weather and ... Read More

Fig-Pancetta Sourdough Bread

Fig-Pancetta Sourdough Bread A little salty, a little sweet, this sourdough loaf with dried figs and pancetta has all the elements of a charcuterie board in one bite. I’ve not quite mastered the art of effortlessly sliding back into blogging after being absent so please excuse this clumsy ... Read More

Kimchi Stir-Fried Noodles

Kimchi Stir-Fried Noodles For those days when you want a hearty, quick meal, you'll love this plate of umami-packed stir-fried noodles. While my husband was away managing the wallcovering installation in Sun Valley a few weeks ago, our evening conversations, after the usual daily updates, ... Read More

Sourdough Dutch Crunch Bread (Tiger Bread)

Sourdough Dutch Crunch Bread (Tiger Bread) This is a sourdough version of one of my favorite childhood breads--Dutch crunch rolls. They're perfect for sandwiches and a real San Francisco treat. Having grown up in San Francisco and having spent most of my life in the Bay Area I didn't ... Read More

Apple-Almond Galette

Apple-Almond Galette The addition of almond paste elevates this rustic apple galette and best of all, you can mix the dough by hand. It doesn't get easier than this. When outfitting our kitchen in Idaho I tried to be mindful about bringing in only the appliances/tools that would get the ... Read More

Meyer Lemon Madeleines

Meyer Lemon Madeleines Meyer lemons add a springtime vibe to these classic madeleines. The little cakes are the perfect teatime treat. I should have titled this post, "One Year Later". It's the lens through which many of us are probably seeing life these days. Seemingly overnight the world ... Read More