I write predominantly for The Kitchn, but I squeeze in some other writing here and there as well. Here are examples of my work and publications from the past year, including some syndicated through Tribune Media Services.

Vegetarian Times

FREEZE! Ice cube trays offer an easy way to preserve summer’s bounty A technique-focused piece showing how to make pesto, tomato soup, peach puree and more summer goodness, and then preserve it in the freezer. (July/August 2012)

1 Food 5 Ways: Cantaloupe A Spanish-inspired study in cantaloupe, including smoky grilled eggplant strips wrapped around melon. (June 2012)

Leite’s Culinaria

Eat Local. Kill a Weed. Something a little different. A longer essay at the terrific literary food site Leite’s Culinaria.

O Magazine

5 Brunch Recipes You Can Make the Night Before Brunch recipes to make ahead, including one of my new favorites, raspberry and goat cheese strata.

Columbus Crave

Tiki drinks and Grass Skirt On Columbus’ tiki history (yes! tiki history in Ohio!) and the newest bar from the Liz Lessner collective. Looking forward to the volcano, waterfall, and Mai Tais.

Chicago Tribune

Lemon breakfast rolls A perennial crowd favorite, sticky rolls made with lots of fresh lemon, instead of cinnamon.

Sweet and savory in one snack: Apple gouda oatmeal cookies A mildly sweet oatmeal cookie with Gouda chunks and slices of apple jumbled inside.

A tasty, easy dessert strata: Boston Cream Icebox Cake A recipe from Not Your Mother’s Casseroles, and the recipe that got me thinking about my next project!

Columbus Crave

Hidden Gem: Camelot Cellars A piece on a local urban winery.

Capital Style

A Toast to Summer Full menu for a swanky summer soiree.

Whole wheat flour adds a new dimension to muffins A favorite whole wheat muffin recipe.

Simple cooking for steamy days Mint pesto over lemon chicken – a great late spring meal.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Affogato with a different kind of warmth A classic Italian dessert, updated with Scotch instead of espresso.

New Haven Register

So long to stovetop poached eggs Poached eggs… in the microwave!