i have been a little MIA lately. this is mainly because my camera has been broken for several weeks and i have been struggling to find time to get it fixed because i have been in the process of making some exciting new life decisions. i got a new job and a new apartment! i haven't forgotten about heirloom kitchen & i have still been cooking up a storm but, i have been unable to recipe test and photograph for the past few weeks. that being said i have put together a list of recipes (a recipe rolodex) that i have been digging lately from different blogs that i admire. full credit for these photographs and recipes goes to these culinary queens.Read More
yes i am a big advocate of cooking for friends and yes my love language is a big hearty meal however, food can also be a form of self-care. while everyone's morning routine may look a little different breakfast is usually involved or at least should be (after all according to every doctor ever it is the most important meal of the day.) so this recipe is perfect for the monday morning where you just can't be bothered to fry an egg.
prepare these delicious and decadent oats the night before, pop them in the fridge and then enjoy them in your apartment, on your way to class, or at your desk at work. the chai flavored almond milk and cinnamon roasted pumpkin seeds combined with the figs are the perfect fall-combo to start your day off right. so treat yourself to these simple oats this week!Read More
okay confession time this amazing garlicky kale recipe did not just magically come to me in a dream (i have actually never had that happen to me before) rather this recipe is an inspiration from one of my favorite places of dining, penny cluse, in burlington, vt. over the past few years i have been a frequent flyer at the cluse, none for it's southern style breakfast creations, and without fail i always order a side of garlicky kale.
seriously, kale has never tasted so good.
i genuinely don't mind kale. i throw some in a smoothie or douse it in caesear dressing and i can manage to eat it without awakening the gag reflex. however, not all kale is prepared equally and this kale will make any kale-phobic, a believer, trust me.Read More
august is over! almost. we have a few final weekends left to celebrate the end of summer and if you are like me that means celebrating the end of summer foods. my favorite food part of summer are the tomatoes. all kinds of tomatoes, grape tomatoes, roma tomatoes, fat juicy beefsteak tomatoes. i love 'em all! so for my final august recipe i am sharing with you a super simple appetizer using the best of the best: heirloom grape tomatoes.
this late summer crostini would be ideal to bring to a labor day party or if you are having some friends over to sit on your porch or even if you just want to sit on the couch binging Netflix, while stuffing your face with bread that tastes like summer.Read More
last week we celebrated my mom's birthday with a lobster dinner. the feast was accompanied with steamers, crostinis, salad and this peach galette for dessert! i have been making my mom a birthday dessert since i was a freshmen in high school. in fact, i think preparing my mother's birthday dessert every year is what really got me into baking/cooking in the first place. the first year i made her birthday cake i attempted to do a chocolate cake with a peanut butter frosting but, i mixed up the baking powder/baking soda quantities and so it tasted rather like cough medicine! however, i did not give up and made her another cake a few days later which tasted much more like real cake.Read More
for the past four years i have had a dinner party during the late summer. i invited friends from home and school to my parents' home & cooked up a storm. over the years a crowd favorite became a sweet potato gnocchi with a balsamic-sage brown butter sauce recipe.
this summer my dinner party was not in the cards, but i wanted to pay homage to my favorite day of the year by creating this savory omelette that uses the same balsamic brown butter sauce. i threw in mushrooms & goat cheese but you could also try it with a nice parmesan & spinach. keep in mind this omelette tastes rich & indulgent so i recommend making it on a nice slow sunday. as always it is best enjoyed with a friend or loved one!Read More
smoothie bowls are the summer breakfast anthem & this tasty blueberry coconut bowl tastes exactly how summer meals should: refreshing and light.
as i mentioned in my first post the goal of this website is to share good stories over good food. my end goal is to release my own podcast, an episode to accompany each recipe. however, i am only one human and starting a blog/podcast simultaneously is a lot so today i just have a recipe for you!Read More
i dreamed a dream for so many years of starting a blog to chronicle my adventures in cooking, my love for food, and for good conversation. i was always, however, scared to start. i would spend hours laboring over a new blog, formatting and stylizing, but, when it came to actually sitting down to write i couldn't bring myself to do it. there is a digital graveyard of all my former websites. the poor lost websites accumulated partially out of my fear that they would not be exactly as i envisioned them and partially because i was always running out of time. however, after much deliberation, a college graduation, and a nice talk with my dear friend taylor (you can check out her new blog here), i bought a domain and decided to commit myself. so here we are....
heirloom kitchen is born!
this month, i will publish four delicious recipes and each one will have a tale to tell. (because is there anything better than storytelling over a good meal? In my opinion, NO, there is not.) accordingly, heirloom kitchen will focus on just that: feasting & storytelling. so keep your eyes on the lookout for an indulgent omelette, a surprisingly simple appetizer, a yummy smoothie bowl, and the quintessential late summer dessert- each with their own narrative.
as for now you can keep up with me on Instagram @heirloomktchn
talk to you soon!