Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because I’m a little bit basic, for me, fall starts the moment it’s even the tinies bit chilly outside. This year, that happened on the first of September. I still had two gallons of frozen pumpkin left over from last year’s harvest, so I decided to ring in the unofficial end of summer by turning […]

Saffron milk tea (karak chai)

When I spend all my time at home, with constant access to coffee, one of my biggest challenges is trying not to spend every waking hour refilling my mug and getting myself so jacked up on caffeine that it’s laughable to even consider sleeping prior to one or two in the morning. If it’s coffee, […]

Sourdough Spelt Loaf

I’m usually not one to post sourdough recipes, because so much of sourdough baking is a feeling — not a formula. You need to know your starter, your environment, the way even the slightest shift in the weather can impact the final product. This is a guide for a simple loaf you can start in […]

Pistachio Rose Irish Porridge

Here is a simple one for complicated times. Much of the world is in some form of self-isolation, and there are just as meany simple meals needed complicated projects. This one straddles both worlds, since it is, at its heart, a very basic porridge dressed up with the accessories of a broadly-stocked pantry. You can […]


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About Me

Hi, I’m Carina. I’m a freelance writer and recipe developer, and sporadically share some of my favorite things to cook here. I split my time between Brooklyn and a tiny farm in New York’s Capital Region, where I’m learning how to grow what I love to eat.