Carrot-Top and Cilantro Pesto

Or, cheap and good pesto for your queer decadence on a budget

Herb and Parmesan Cornbread

Food and community: make delicious cornbread, support LGBTQ+ hurricane victims, and come out for Bi Week!

Pumpkin Beer Roundup 2016

This year’s list might be small, but it’s got some good ones, most of which I found at local craft beer bars rather than in the supermarket. I am loving the sour farmhouse styles that are becoming more popular in the Pacific Northwest, some of which are on this list.

Fig, Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, Basil, and Arugula Pizza with Balsamic Reduction

October is my favorite month–the leaves! Halloween! Autumn produce! Unfortunately, it’s also a high-travel month for both me and my partner, and we often have work trips back-to-back and independently of each other, which means I am behind on updating and cooking projects (and rewatching Hannibal, garden pruning, and so on). Here’s a pizza we made…

Black Sesame and Pear Muffins

Have I told you, dear readers, how much I love Lottie and Doof‘s “Black Sesame and Pear Cake”? When I could get Western pears, I loved making that cake in Japan, where black sesame is a common ice cream and wagashi flavor. I wanted to adapt the flavors of this cake into something smaller, less sweet, and more…

Favorite Pumpkin Beers 2015

Snatch up the last of those pumpkin beers, because it’s time for the annual pumpkin beer list (and some real talk about hate crimes against queer folks and mental health~).

Buckwheat (Soba) Apple Muffins

Inspired by the fall flavors of Nagano, this muffin combines buckwheat (soba) flour (soba ko, そば粉) with juicy apples for a moist but not-too-sweet (and non-pumpkin-spice) fall breakfast.

Desert Bluffs (Yakima) Road Trip

“Well, the company picnic in Mission Grove is in full swing. Everyone is exposing their teeth and moving their arms. There are signs posted showing how to move your face and body to indicate maximum fun. There are also snacks.”

Fresh Cranberry-Apple Crisp

Lately I’ve been thinking about recreating the regional food from the part of the Midwest where I grew up–goetta, Cincinnati chili, Jello salad–and, of course, the desserts from my extended family and community. In my opinion, which you all seem to trust, my mom makes the best apple crisp in the whole state of Ohio.