Rhubarb is one of my favorite spring/early summertime things. It's best known mixed with strawberries and while that is super yummy, that's not why it's my favorite. I love it for it's tartness that can be made into something either savory or sweet. This unassuming stalk can be used to bring an unexpected zing to just about anything, and since it's harvest season is so short I find myself eating it with nearly everything this time of year. This year, I decided to see if I cou
Whenever I see Meyer lemons in the store, I am instantly reminded of warm California sunshine. I can actually almost feel the sunshine on my face when I see Meyer lemons. Maybe that's because I grew up surrounded by these delicious citrus fruits in California, where it seems like nearly every house has a Meyer lemon tree in the yard. If you aren't familiar with Meyer lemons, they are a sweet variety of citrus with low acidity which makes them perfect for baking since you don'
"DIY Makerspaces are popping up all over the country. In this episode, Adam and Janet of the 'BLDG 61 Makerspace', located in the Boulder Public Library, share how this public space can empower the community to build, learn, design, and grow." Everyone! As of tonight, spring is officially here (in this hemisphere anyways...)! This year, March 19 is the spring equinox which is not only the first day of spring, but also one of only two days of the year when day and night are eq
Things have been a little quiet around the blog lately because I've been hard at work putting together a super secret surprise which I'll share with all of you in a couple weeks once I've gifted it away. In the meantime, I wanted to share an easy and seasonal recipe with you! Our local farmer's market recently started up again for the year and since it's the beginning of the season, there are lots of leafy greens being sold. The last time my husband and I stopped by, we got a
My love of lilacs is continuing today with a post about lilac jelly. If you missed it, here's the first post about my favorite flower at the moment which tells you more about lilacs and how to prepare them. I had never made jelly before so this whole experiment was a first for me on many levels. The recipe I used was very easy, until the moment I realized that I didn't have the same brand of pectin that the recipe called for (I actually didn't even know there were different t
Those of you that follow me on Instagram have probably noticed that I'm a bit obsessed with lilacs at the moment. To me, lilacs not only announce the arrival of spring with a big burst of color and scent, but also mean that it's time to try fun things with them around the kitchen! I had never made anything from or even tasted something made of lilacs before trying the recipes below, but the more I saw them blooming around our town, the more I felt inspired to try to figure ou