Salted Pumpkin Maple Fig Oats

The fresh figs are back! Oh, how I’m going to miss them when they’re gone…but for now, I’ll keep on enjoying them and putting them in everything I make. This recipe is perfect for fall: it’s warming with a hint of pumpkin, bursting with the caramel-like flavor of figs, crunchy from the pecans, delectably sweet…

Figgy Polenta With Balsamic and Olive Oil

Fresh. Figs. Am I dreaming? It still doesn’t feel real to have figs in my fridge. The first time I ever tried figs was at a farmer’s market off the mountain, and I fell in love. However, if you have ever tried to buy figs in the eastern United States, you’ll know that it is…

September in a Sandwich

I think I should introduce you guys to another one of my favorite staples: grilled cheese sandwiches. They’re just like oats—the perfect testing ground for all sorts of crazy flavors (and what’s not to like about melted cheese and bread?) Carbs are the perfect base for so many delicious recipes! I have plenty of other…

Summer Bounty Salad

Imagine a broiling southern Saturday: you’re stocked with veggies from a pleasant morning at the farmers market, you spent the whole day baking zucchini bread, and now it’s sweltering hot at noontime and you can’t bear being by the oven any longer (as far as problems go, I guess that’s not a bad one to…

Harvest Pad Thai

Guys. The corn at the farmer’s market is SO GOOD right now! It’s like biting into a fruit—that’s how sweet it is. I bought three ears all for myself this week, and the farmer and I were gushing about how great they were. “We eat them every night,” she told me. I can understand why!…

Chai Maple Granola

This is the first day that feels like fall. Here in Appalachia, fall means an explosion of red and gold in the trees, leaf-lookers flocking from the south, and crunching through the forest in a pair of dirty boots. It also means fall food–pumpkin, sweet potato, maple syrup, apples, cinnamon, pecans–ah, so dreamy! Oh, how…

The Porridge Post

This is it! The great, big oatmeal master post to answer all the questions you have is here! In this post, I hope to explain how I make my oats, debunk some oatmeal myths, discuss toppings, and inspire you to create some of your own! Making Oats I guess it would be hard to put…

Lavender Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream With Balsamic and Honey

*based off a recipe by Ambitious Kitchen* Guys. This was the first ice cream I have ever made, and it is still my favorite. It is sweet (but not too sweet!), creamy (but not too rich!), and perfect for a summer afternoon. The blueberries are refreshingly tart, the coconut base is luscious and smooth, and…

Blackberry Chocolate Sage Oats

Blackberries + herbs + chocolate = deliciousness. That’s what I have figured out. Just when I thought blackberry oats couldn’t get any better… These oats are so decadent and flavorful, and yet all you need are a few garden staples to make this refined breakfast. For toppings, you can go as fancy as you want–anything…

Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Oats

Here are the blackberry recipes, as promised! Just look at how juicy and fresh they are! If you saw my last post (you should go check it out!) you’ll know that I snatched these blackberries the day they arrived from the farm. As soon as I bought them, I knew that they would be perfect…