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party in | San Diego

During my short time living in San Diego there were many celebrations to be had. The city in all its sunny glory just prompts a party to happen! Here are a few of my favorite local party suppliers: Lisko Fish Market – Once a small farmer’s market booth, these guys have landed the market on […]

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brown butter layer cake

This Brown Butter Layer Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is rich and buttery but not overly sweet. It’s perfect for all seasons, really, with classic cake ingredients available year-round, butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. The brown butter adds subtle depth to the cake, and the chocolate buttercream is heavenly. You don’t need to decorate further […]

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a cocktail and a mocktail | for spring or winter

Cocktails and mocktails (non-alcoholic, or “virgin” versions) are great party refreshments. Impress your guests with drinks with a fresh fruit twist. The blood orange citrus, with it’s sweet-tart flavor and stunning crimson flesh, is in season from December to March. The kiwi fruit, with a subtle and unique sweetness when ripe, is available from November […]

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beer bread

Beer bread is surprisingly simple and quick to make and requires only a few ingredients. It can be enjoyed any time of the year, serving as the perfect side to a hearty soup or with artisan cheese in the wintertime, or as a snack, sliced with a dollop of butter in the spring. It’s versatile, […]

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fresh herb mini quiches

Fresh Herb Mini Quiches are the quintessential appetizer. Bite-sized and packed with flavor. Serve them at a party with roasted tomatoes when it’s chilly outside, or with a refreshing drink at a garden-themed get together. They’re great for either season and the flavor combinations are limitless. Try rosemary and thyme, or go with a meatier […]

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