olive oil

baking cake

Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Friday, April 21, 2017

‘I believe food should capture your spirit. Your food, I believe, is a compilation of your journey in life – it collects bits and pieces as you go. From youth and culture, from travel, and from day-to-day experiences. It is also very much an evolution… Food’s ability to bring people together is unparalleled. It is at the foundation of our cultures; it is the goodness we can bring…

baking cake cakes chocolate

Olive Oil Cake with Bittersweet Chocolate and Rosemary

Monday, May 16, 2016

This little olive oil cake was tucked way back in the archives. I decided to give it a new photo and bring it front and center once again, as it is one of my forgotten favorites. It’s from Kim Boyce’s wonderful cookbook Good To The Grain. Throughout the book, Ms. Boyce focuses on incorporating a variety of underused flours in her recipes, not so much for added health…

baking breakfast

peanut butter granola with cacao nibs and bittersweet chocolate

Saturday, March 1, 2014

It snows in here. It snows forever, but there’s no Christmas underneath this weather. When it blows here and gets real cold, I wanna trip myself and fall upon your fabulous sword and move here by the stained-glass window. Forget about the inside ghetto. Down here on the hardwood floor, the lines on the ceiling start to swim once more like a cheap Renoir, a fake Van Gogh,…

ice cream

no-churn olive oil ice cream with vanilla bean

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Olive Oil No-Churn Ice Cream

Olive oil is excellent paired with sweet milk and vanilla bean. I love surprising guest with it for dessert and watch their furrowed brows relax after taking one bite, realizing it is, in fact, delicious. This tastes amazing on warm Brownies, or served alongside Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream. Olive oil is excellent paired with sweet milk and vanilla bean. This delicious treat is perfect paired with warm…

baking cake

blood orange olive oil loaf cake

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I’m sort of obsessed with blood oranges. As I am immersed in gray winter days, the shock of bright purple segments hiding under that rusty orange peel brings light and warmth into our little home. This loaf cake is the perfect vessel for these oranges. It’s crammed full of zest, complimented by olive oil, and brushed with a blood orange glaze. The oil keeps the loaf light and…

baking cake chocolate

chocolate olive oil bundt cake with coffee and oats

Sunday, January 1, 2012

It’s New Year’s Day, and after a Christmas holiday filled with too many sweet treats, I probably should be sharing a different recipe with you, something full of bright green vegetables and hearty legumes; a recipe that clearly declares my healthy resolutions and good intentions for this coming year. But I’m not. I made this cake, and after one bite decided it’s the only way I wanted to…