7.01.2016

Gooseberry, Pear and Brandy Crumble

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Hello, friend.

Until a couple weekends ago, I didn’t know that gooseberries even existed. I know, super-terrible-bad food blogger of me, but I digress. I was at my local farmer’s market when I stumbled across a booth with these round, green berries in turquoise blue containers. At first glance, they appeared to be perfectly spherical grapes or realllly tiny melons. Whatever they looked like, I was intrigued. I was curious as to what these little green gems could be used for. Asking Momma Crawford, she told of one of her aunts who used to make a gooseberry pie with mounds of sugar to help combat the tartness of the berries. A pie sounded delicious, but I knew exactly what I was going to do with these gooseberries and that was to make a crumble.

6.24.2016

Grandma Crawford's Butternut Pound Cake

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Hello, friends. 

I am really excited about this recipe, not because it’s of a pound cake (my favorite type of cake) or the fact that it’s been turned into a parfait, rather because it’s a family recipe. This butternut pound cake belonged to my Grandma Crawford. Growing up, Father would tell of friends and family members coming to the door with ingredients in hand, begging Grandma Crawford to make them her cake. I’m lucky enough to have two incredible bakers on both sides of my family. My Grandma Cooley was known for her pies and breads, along with her spaghetti and meatballs, and my Grandma Crawford was known for her cakes. That may explain why I have an obsession with all three! 

6.17.2016

Mixed Berry Tart with Ginger Beer & Whipped Chamomile Cream + a soda review!

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Hello, friends.

So I have a berry exciting post for you this week! I am finally able to share shots from my time photographing the Homer Soda Fest this year. I had such an amazing time trying all the sodas and capturing moments from the day’s events. Even through the raindrops, it turned out to be a beautiful day full of  great food and refreshing sodas. In that day of photographing, I learn a lot about festival photography and I now have a new found appreciate for that style of shooting. I hope to do more in the coming years. Are you ready to see to photos? Let’s dive in, shall we?


6.10.2016

Strawberry compote no-churn ice cream with a whiskey dark chocolate sauce

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Hello, friend.

I’m back, with a recipe and two exciting pieces of news. If you follow me (on any form of social media for that matter) you’ll know that I am absolutely terrible at updating people on what is happening in my life. It’s half me forgetting to and half contemplating if there is anything of importance worth sharing. What I do want to share is that I’ve been thinking (now that’s a scary thought!) a lot about the blog and where I want to see it go in the coming months. My goal is to expand upon it. I hope to go from a sole “food blog” and evolve it into a more “lifestyle blog”, with posts on photography, writing, style, behind the scenes, travels, reviews, videos, and etc. Will that ever happen? Frankly, whose to say. I’m not entirely sure what I want to do! I’m just a twenty-something with big dreams and a little blog. When I know, I will probably forget to tell you. 

5.25.2016

Cheddar Cheese & Chive Buttermilk Biscuits + captures of spring

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Cheddar & Chive Buttermilk Biscuits // TermiNatetor Kitchen


Hello, friend.

I love biscuits. You know the type, the ones you can only find in that hole-in-the-wall, backroad diner somewhere deep in the heart of the South. A place where the cookin’ is good and the waitress refers to everyone as “honeychile”. I love those kind of biscuits with their golden tops and buttery layers. Pulling them apart releases a steady trail of steam that ascends upwards. A heaping spread of jam or apple butter layered gracefully over each piece and you have got yourself a mighty fine breakfast. There is something so rustic and beautiful about a homemade biscuit. Growing up, it was one rare occasion Momma Crawford would make biscuits homemade (Father prefers the store bought kind. I know, he’s crazy!) But when she did…oh momma YES!

5.13.2016

No-Bake S'mores Cookie Butter Cheesecake + the art of weakness

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Hello, friend.

Recently I’ve been grappling with the idea of weakness. Weakness. Just looking at the word feels like daggers are digging deep into my chest. A taboo term we don’t like to throw around the table unless the term is aimed towards ourselves, then it’s greeted as if it’s an old friend. Why is it that we find the weakest person to be ourselves? It’s because we know ourselves all too well. I am the only person in the world who knows every single facet and aspect of my singular existence. I know all my strengths and weaknesses. I can pick out each and every imperfection and scrutinize it piece by piece. As of lately, though, I have noticed myself evaluating my self-worth by the number of times I hadn’t failed on a given day. For some reason, I have been determining my happiness on the basis of how many times I do or do not stutter. That, my friend, is a dangerous game to play.

5.07.2016

Lavender & Dark Chocolate Babka + Thoughts from the Woods

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Hello, friends.

Three cheers everyone, final exams are officially over!! *insert a sigh of relief* YESS!! I couldn’t be more excited. I have been done with school since spring break. So glad for the summer break. I’m celebrating the end of the school year like any respectable food blogger would, by making some food and taking pictures of it! From late night study sessions to early morning exams, I needed a chance to rest my brain, so I went outside and photographed a bit. There is something so therapeutic about the combination of photography and nature. Whenever I’m feeling stressed or anxious, I set my sights for the woods. In the sea of hanging branches and dirt pathways, I find peace. In the woods, I can be alone and simply capture all of the simple beauty the landscape has to offer. The woods are definitely my favorite place to photograph. The way the light silhouettes through the trees, creating shadows across my path. This is where I find my serenity and inspiration.

4.21.2016

Banana chutney & toasted walnut no-churn ice cream

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So I'm obsessed with this band. They're a Chicago-based rock band and, thanks to Penny, I can't stop listening to them. Check them out . ↷ 


Hi, friends.

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve written to you. What have I been up to you ask? Besides from school being an all-consuming monster which strives to devour my joy and my bank account, I have been doing a bunch of really exciting stuff on and off the blog! I’ve been photographing products for the brand Rosalynne Love, which has been an incredible experience. I have deliciously sweet recipes on both Breadsense, where I made strawberry compote & honeyed mascarpone on toast, and on Clabber Girls Baker's Blog, where I made chocolate chip cookie no churn ice cream sandwiches. Also, my first food column, Food for the Starving Artist, got published in this month’s issue of Local Wolves Magazine. Then outside the blog, I have just finalized a deal to photograph my first food event ever!! Oh yeah! I couldn’t be more excited. More details to come on that, but I’ll give you a hint: it’s all about soda.