Things to cook

Collection by Sam Tackeff

Sam Tackeff
One can never have too many hot chocolate recipes. (via Smitten Kitchen).

decadent hot chocolate mix

Here is how I’ve made hot chocolate for most of my life: heat some milk in a saucepan, add a bit of unsweetened cocoa and sugar and whisk. Form lumps. Be unable to break up lumps. Get frustra…

Marrakesh Carrot Salad and Cookbook Pre-order! // Sprouted Kitchen


A few months back I had a lunch date with a wise friend of mine and we got to chatting about this recent cookbook project. She's the sort of friend I don't give general answers to - she asked how I was feeling about it and I immediately shared my insecurities. You see, people have expectations when

Apple Cinnamon Infused Bourbon // shutterbean (For the condiment calendar)

Apple Cinnamon Infused Bourbon - Shutterbean

Apple Cinnamon Infused Bourbon makes about 3 cups 2 cups chopped dried apple rings 2 cinnamon sticks 1 750 ml bourbon whiskey Place dried apples and cinnamon into a large jar with a wide opening. Pour bourbon on top and seal lid tightly. Store infusion in a cool dark place and agitate quickly once a […]

An illustrated guide to December seasonal produce in the United States. Find helpful preparation tips and recipes for ripe fruits and vegetables! via Cookie + Kate

What's in Season? December Produce - Cookie and Kate

An illustrated guide to December seasonal produce in the United States. Find helpful preparation tips and recipes for ripe fruits and vegetables!

Homemade Applesauce – many thoughts on the subject, and a short recipe.

Many Thoughts on Applesauce + A Very Short Recipe

Homemade Applesauce – many thoughts on the subject, and a short recipe.

Cookbooks today.


Just a few images that I've been sitting on. These cookbooks ^ bringing in summer. This lovely lady below, who just was featured in Food + Wine (her portrait on their site my very first contribution to Food + Wine!) This summer salad: chopped cucumber, fennel, mint, and feta, with a sprink

Magic Mushroom Powder for the Condiment Calendar!

Under the weather.

I woke up under the weather. It was grey and raining, and I had a headache and that thing where your body says "Hey there, you better rest and take care of yourself or I'm going to make you miserable. Oh yes, you think I'm teasing you, just you wait." I'm really, really hoping that I can shrug this

Sumac salt for the Condiment Calendar?

Spice Hunting: Sumac

It's surprising sumac hasn't joined other Middle Eastern ingredients on their inroads into American cooking. It's a versatile spice and if that weren't enough, a quick sprinkle will make any dish look downright pretty. Like lemon juice, it's used to add quick, fresh acidity to grilled meat, cooked vegetables, salads, dips, and grains.

More vanilla extract motivation via ZoeBakes. I love the jar! (for the condiment calendar)

Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe | ZoëBakes | eat dessert first

More vanilla extract motivation via ZoeBakes. I love the jar! (for the condiment calendar)

Sherry Vinegar - for the condiment calendar.

Noble Tonic 03: Maple Matured Sherry Bourbon Oak Vinegar - Mikuni Wild Harvest

Mikuni Wild Harvest | Natural. Seasonal. Sustainable.

Japanese Pickled Ginger - for the condiment calendar.

New Season Ginger - Get Pickling!

I recently got really excited at the sight of all the new season ginger popping up at organic markets out and about. This fresh, delicate rhizome, with a pinkish hue is perfect for making japanese pickled ginger, so it's best to stock up now. Making your own pickled ginger means you'll be avoiding the preservatives and artificial colours that normally come with the cheaper mass produced variety. There are no measurements here, just use as much ginger as you like! Step one - Sterilise your…

Niloufer Ichaporia King's Parsi Tomato Chutney - for Condiment Calendar

Niloufer Ichaporia King's Parsi Tomato Chutney

So, er, this is awkward, since I already told you about a tomato jam in August. And, er, yes, you're right, tomato season is all but over. (Not entirely, but almost.) But I kind of need you to forget all...

Preserved Lemons - going on the Condiment Calendar.

food for thought: got lemons? | sfgirlbybay

the other day, a gardener around the corner from my house was giving away a big sack of lemons, so naturally we grabbed ’em! just the smell of them was heaven. now normally, lemons — i’d make lemonade, but some friends had been telling me how easy it was to make preserved lemons, so i […]

Plum Ketchup - going on the condiment calendar.

drawing your food... - Oh Joy!

I'm guilty of being a food paparazzi who takes pictures of every dish I'm having for the first time. In another life, I'd love to be an illustrator who can draw quirky and fanciful versions of what I'm eating instead {Imagine if real paparazzi drew celebs instead of photographing them! Sounds much more fancy}. […]