Pies, Tarts, Crisps, and Cobblers

Passionfruit Pie

Summer is in full glory here in Colorado. The days are hot, the sun is shining, and the wildflowers are at their peak. We’ve been able to escape to the mountains for hikes and backpacking a couple times recently, and it has been such a delight. To me, little is better in life than working… Continue reading Passionfruit Pie

Fish and Shellfish

Coconut Shrimp with Piña Colada Dipping Sauce

We recently returned from a fabulous vacation in Maui, and I’m still having a little trouble coming back to reality (this week I’ve already been caught looking into the best tropical places to snorkel for future vacations and into local rec. center passes for swimming laps). We didn’t initially have plans to go on a… Continue reading Coconut Shrimp with Piña Colada Dipping Sauce

Yeast Breads

No-Knead Brioche

While completing our taxes awhile back, I stumbled upon some trouble accessing my tuition statement form. My student portal was largely blank, though I figured this was due to the fact that I had recently graduated and was no longer a student. I assumed they had forgotten to upload my form, though the financial aid… Continue reading No-Knead Brioche

Chicken

Greek Quinoa Power Bowls

After relaying my thoughts on how cross country skiers disdain snowshoers, Alejandro came up with a hierarchy. As he sees it, skiers look down upon snowboarders, both look down upon cross country skiers, all three look down upon snowshoers, and everybody looks down on sledders and tubers. Of course this is mostly jest, though I… Continue reading Greek Quinoa Power Bowls

Cookies

Rose Shortbread Cookies

I’ve just spent a few fabulous days alone at home, and it has been perfect. Alejandro took a trip to Granby and then Denver while his brother was in town, so Dexter and I had the house to ourselves. I initially planned on going with, but last minute changes in my work schedule prevented it.… Continue reading Rose Shortbread Cookies

Cakes and Cupcakes

Carrot Cake

Although we are just now breaching February, lately I’ve had a touch of spring fever. Much of the time I find myself daydreaming about garden plans for the year. We’ll somewhat be starting from scratch since we moved to a new house with very little landscaping, so there is a lot to contemplate. Late last… Continue reading Carrot Cake

Appetizers

Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip

As winter progresses, I’m finding I’m able to get out and explore the mountains more than ever before. I primarily attribute this to the fact that I no longer have to navigate I-70 traffic. Spending 4+ hours in the car after a long snowshoe trek or day on the slopes definitely ruins a bit of… Continue reading Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Beef and Pork

Fall Harvest Kale Salad

Hey all. I know it has been awhile. Aside from the weirdness that is 2020, this year has brought quite a few changes for us. After graduating with my doctorate this past spring, a job offer moved us across the state. Licensing exams, house drama, and the stress of a new career followed, but we… Continue reading Fall Harvest Kale Salad

Drinks

Grapefruit and Elderflower Cocktail

Like many others, I’ve recently been spending a large portion of time at home. As of four weeks ago, my schooling became remote for the remainder of the semester. However, I’m still venturing out for shifts at the pharmacy, and it is interesting seeing how different everything is. The switch to staying home has been… Continue reading Grapefruit and Elderflower Cocktail

Crafts and DIY

Learning to Crochet

While I was completing rural pharmacy rotations in Steamboat Springs and Buena Vista, I decided to teach myself to crochet to help pass the time. My wonderful friend Jessica had taught me the basics and helped me begin my first project over a year ago. However, I hadn’t touched my crochet hook since that time… Continue reading Learning to Crochet