Norwegians have this word — koselig — that imperfectly translates to “cozy” in English. To be koselig is to be connected, grounded, immersed, intimate. It’s a hard thing to accomplish right now, when social life is fragmented and ephemeral. This Boozy Spicy Hot Cocoa (and an impromptu face mask!) should help.
My kitchen process is a lot like collaging. I like to ask myself, “If I were at a party in my fridge, who would I want to pull into an unexpected and fascinating conversation together?” In the end, what I decided on was a cookie convo flavored with browned miso butter, bacon fat, cinnamon and cocoa, studded with walnuts and bacon bits.
Making pretty, fruit-filled margaritas (and margarita-adjacent drinks) at home with the ingredients you have RIGHT NOW.
The basic mitzvah of Passover is to eat the Bread of Affliction, so let’s lean into the ancestral trauma and make our own matzo.
Earlier this week, I was simply couldn’t cook another meal. In an effort to spice things up when a restaurant date night is so far out of the question, I decided to rebrand the random shit in our fridge as a “tasting menu” — complete with wine pairings.
Well It happened! It really happened. Let’s be clear, I’d given up hope it was actually going to happen, but it did! Trump was impeached, history was made, and tbh I feel pretty jaded about it.
Unlike a tinder date you know exactly what you’re getting from a chocolate chip cookie.
I stan this toast. Join me in that endeavor and add it to your rotation this week!
I can’t think of anything more stereotypically magical and witchy than stirring together a bunch of ingredients, adding heat, walking away, and coming back to find a completely new structurally and texturally transformed delight that you can eat while daring to see if you’ve got it in you to finish watching Marianne on Netflix.
It’s officially the time of year when comfort and coziness are the only thing on my mind.
I hope that as time goes on I have reason to bring out the truly magnificent recipes i’ve been dreaming up in anticipation, but for now we start with a snack.
The actual coffee added to the batter amplifies the mocha flavor and elevates this cake from “good” to exceptional, so please for the love of cocoa do not skip it.
This bread reminds me of everything I love about fall.
I can’t think of a seasonal summer fruit that would star better in a caramelized honey flavored cake than sweet-tart plums that soften in the oven and become deep, silky, jammy wells of flavor.
A playful and delicious journey that I hope you’ll be taking very soon.
I wanna eat this on a lake at sunset or literally every hot summer morning for breakfast.
If you’re fan of spicy margaritas I’m pretty sure you’ll love these popsicles.
It’s cheesecake holiday time, let’s make some cheesecake.
How about a sugar cookie-filled Pride?
This would be a solid Mother’s Day breakfast plan if you’re celebrating tomorrow! Otherwise make it anytime but especially for beachside mornings, slow weekends at home, and any day when waking up queer in this world could use a little sweetness.