Larb Love

  This Thai salad is awesome because it’s not only spicy and tangy, it’s made of meat. This recipe is adapted from one of my old favorite restaurants. I miss you Plum Alley, will you come back to me? Larb Salad 1 lb of ground meat ( I use pork, but beef, chicken, or even…

Ch…ch…ch…changes, new baby and a new blog name.

It has been a long while since I have made a blog post. As many of you know I just had a baby which changed my focus. During my first and second trimester the very idea of food nauseated me. I was obviously not myself and being pregnant made it hard for me to want to…

Peach Palachinki

Breakfast items like pancakes, Dutch babies, ebisklivers, crepes, and beignets, are the perfect excuses for eating cake for breakfast. I have recently been introduced to palachinki by my friend, Inna. Palachinki are common in Bulgaria and seem like a cross between pancake and crepes. They are thinner and larger than pancakes but not as thin…

Quick trip to SLC’s Downtown Farmer’s Market

The only thing that gets me out of bed early on a Saturday is the Downtown Farmers Market. I’d like to believe that everyone who lives in Salt Lake has been, but if you haven’t, you are truly missing out. My strategy for the market is to go as soon as it opens and escape…

Porter and Brown Sugar Candied Bacon

Got a party this weekend and don’t know what to bring? What about a big cup o’ bacon! I brought this to a ladies Oscar party and it disappeared in no time. FYI, bacon and beer flavored things aren’t just for men. All you need is a pound of bacon, a bottle of beer, a…

The Yeti Smash cocktail, because muddling is for the weak.

One of my favorite bar techniques is using a Lewis bag and mallet to make a nice crushed ice cocktail. A Lewis bag is a sturdy canvas sack that you put ice into and beat with a mallet until the ice is crushed. The technique is incredibly therapeutic, especially for the days you need a…

Butterbeer Recipe

Here is my take on what a Butterbeer would be like if I were a bartender in Hogsmede, which I like to imagine is a real place. Anyhow, what I did was combine a hot buttered rum recipe with a mulled beer recipe. So apparently hot beer was a thing for centuries. So instead of…

My first post!

Growing up I lived in a very small town pre-internet and without cable, movie theaters, malls, or arcades. “Going into town” was reserved for Dr.’s appointments and grocery shopping. My favorite hangout spot was the top of a giant boulder by my house. My computer was only useful for drawing hexagons and playing Oregon Trail. So,…