Peach Bruschetta with Whipped Goat Cheese

Peach Bruschetta with Whipped Goat Cheese

I can’t believe we’re already at the end of August. Where did this summer go?! One minute I’m jumping for joy on the first warm-enough-to-wear-sandals day of the year, and the next minute I’m wrapping myself in extra blankets and drinking hot tea while I write a blog post because there’s a sudden distinct chill in the morning air. I’m not ready to be cold again, you guys! 😭 [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Blueberry Thyme Jam

I’m writing this post from 36,000 feet while on a plane to Phoenix (YAY TECHNOLOGY). I’ve also been up since 3am, so if my writing gets a little…off-track? Just roll with it.

Slow Cooker Blueberry Thyme Jam

It’s the beginning of a whirlwind month for me – first, I’m spending a few days in Arizona for the Mortar Board National Conference (I’m part of their national leadership board) to talk about leadership and fundraising and event coordinating and strategic planning and all my faaaaaavorite (seriously) organizational/administrative things (COLOR CODING 4 LYFE). [Read more…]

Pea and Mint Crostini with Garlic Whipped Feta

Pea and Mint Crostini with Garlic Whipped Feta

Let’s talk about crostini! And also grocery stores. And also garlic whipped feta. (Let me just say that again: garlic. whipped. feta).

Pea and Mint Crostini with Garlic Whipped Feta

When we got back from New Orleans, Kyle and I went grocery shopping. And I mean, like, WENT. GROCERY. SHOPPING. We bought a little bit (ok, a lot bit) of evvvvverything, partially because we’d been in New Orleans for a week (so, empty fridge), and partially because I had a big list of recipes I’d been wanting to test that I hadn’t had time for before the conference – so I was on a mission to cook all.of.the.things. We went in with a giant shopping list, but still succumbed to all the pretty produce and “oooooooh, look, bread!” and OMG WE SO NEED EIGHT DIFFERENT KINDS OF CHEESE and before you knew it we were home with a few too many bags of ingredients that weren’t quite all the way…cohesive? [Read more…]

Lemon Chipotle Mussels

Lemon Chipotle Mussels

Theeeeeeeeeeese mussels. I love them. Love love love love love.

Lemon Chipotle Mussels

There’s just something about mussels that can’t be beat.

Or, maybe more accurately, there’s something about the broth you end up with after you make mussels that can’t be beat. [Read more…]

Easy Arugula and Blistered Tomato Crostini

Easy Arugula Crostini with Blistered Tomatoes

Ahhhhh, crostini. How I love thee. So many options. So many choices. So many ways to put deliciousness on top of deliciousness on top of cheese on top of bread.

Easy Arugula Crostini with Blistered Tomatoes

I’ve been a big fan of this crostini since I had a similar version while in Boston for a conference last month. Generally, I’m one to stick with the good ol’ tomato-cheese-basil combo with a dash of balsamic. But I was surprised at how much I liked it with arugula instead – and that’s saying something, because tomato+basil+balsamic and I have a love affair for the ages.

Easy Arugula Crostini with Blistered Tomatoes

As soon as I got home, this was at the top of my make-for-lunch list. So I made it. And then I ate it. And then I made it again.

And again.

…And then another time after that.

Easy Arugula Crostini with Blistered Tomatoes

I think I’ve been compulsively eating this crostini for two reasons: one, it’s friggin’ delicious and I love it, and two, I’ve been so busy with Sustainable Seafood Blog Conference planning and that whole finishing-my-Master’s thing (pffft, how annoying) that finding time to eat anything at all is starting to feel like life’s greatest struggle. Also, this crostini is super simple, has minimal cleanup, and is ready faster than you can say “OMG I HAVE TIME TO MAKE FOOD TODAY I AM TOTALLY EATING CROSTINI.” (Not really. But you know. Still fast).

For the most part I’ve been living off Panera and Thai delivery and the occasional (ok…the not-so-occasional) bag of tater tots. So on days when I, like – have time to TOAST something? This lickety-split crostini. All the way.  [Read more…]