good food + awesome travel & occasional odd bits

Month: July 2012

Adventures in Eating: San Diego {The Mission}

Adventures in Eating: San Diego {The Mission}

After a late night out into the wee hours of the morning, I was ready to get something to eat. By the time we all got moving, it was almost lunch, but also the perfect time to head over to the Mission. This place usually […]

Spicy Pickled Beets

Spicy Pickled Beets

Summer is in full swing and I’m posting about beets. This was a recipe we tried closer to the beginning of summer when we were overwhelmed and overloaded with beets from he farm box. Beet salads of all kinds and roasted beets were getting boring […]

Blueberry Financiers

Blueberry Financiers

As I was flipping through the glossy pages of Bon Appetit magazine, a number of recipes caught my eye. Among them was this financier batter. I am a huge fan of financiers in all shapes and sizes. It’s a very versatile batter that yields rich and buttery morsels with a delicate crumb. I have a trusted recipe I’ve been using for years, but this one had the addition of honey, which of course, piqued my interest.

Nevermind the fact that I already had fresh blueberries on hand and recently broke down and ordered these silicone molds.

Waiting around for these little suckers to cool down in the molds before popping them out was like watching grass grow. If you’ve ever used silicone molds, you know they are great at retaining heat.

Ahhh-¬† all cooled down and dusted lightly with powdered sugar. Grab a cup of coffee and get to relaxing . These guys are kinda tiny so it’s entirely possible to eat several before you’ve noticed the plate is almost empty…

Adventures in Eating: Kansas City, MO

Adventures in Eating: Kansas City, MO

“Adventures in Eating” is all about great desserts, drinks, food and local spots that I’ve been to during my travels. These are places I would definitely recommend to friends and find myself revisiting time and again¬† when I return. Some are new finds and others […]

Destination: Kansas City, MO

Destination: Kansas City, MO

Recently, we spent a few days in Kansas City, Mo. which was a nice break from the usual for me. KC is a very manageable destination with a handful of cool neighborhoods, museums, shopping, eateries, and bars all conveniently located along a main stretch. A […]

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