Creamy Fig + Goat Cheese Gnocchi

Dear everyone who thinks I am a miracle perfect cook, I am still learning. Every time I cook, I learn something new. Here is a sneak peak into my thoughts while browsing the farmer’s market: What is that thing? It kinda looks like a sweet potato, I’ll cook it that way…did someone on Pinterest pair…

Caramelized Fig Grilled Cheese

My love of grilled cheeses has met my love of figs—voila! It’s a celebration of early autumn in a sandwich: caramelized figs and onions with a hint of thyme, layered with seasonal arugula, hearty gruyere, and creamy Brie, all enclosed between two slices of crispy toasted bread. Best hot off the skillet. This is the…

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…

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…