Lemon Curd Raspberry Crumb Bars for #SundaySupper

Lemon Curd Raspberry Crumb Bars 2--071815

You’d think that with summer vacation finally here and in full swing, I’d find more time to do summery things like frolic through lush fields of berries or buy fresh produce every week from the farmer’s market down the street from us. Instead, in the 4 weeks that have elapsed since my last academic conference, I have done goodness-knows-what with my time: running all of the annoying errands I never bothered to do during the school year, catching up here on the blog, and trying to earn a few extra bucks here and there when I can.

I never understood … Read more

Black Sesame Sunshine Brownies

I’d like to file a complaint.

Black Sesame Sunshine Brownies 8--033113

Somebody has stolen all of the sunshine.

If you’re from a place where spring actually¬†feels like spring, and summer looks like–well, like it’s supposed to, this is saying a lot.

I like my sunshine.

Mine. No touchie.

Black Sesame Sunshine Brownies 1--033113

Having just flown back from a truly EPIC 4-day trip to St. Louis and Chicago, I’ve learned two things:

Thing #1: It’s not spring-like everywhere in the spring.

Cue multiple photos of me wearing 2 thick sweaters, 2 heavy coats, 2 pairs of gloves, knee-high socks, and boots the size of an overgrown sea … Read more