Chocolate Smoked Salt Ice Cream

Chocolate Smoked Salt Ice Cream

I have a couple of reasons to be extraordinarily excited right now. For starters: look around! Welcome to the new and improved Kitchenette!

I’ve been longing to redesign the site for a while, but the timing never seemed quite right. Once I accepted that I’m never going to be less busy, I sat down and got to work. But the true work of this redesign was of course done by the most-awesome-best-hubs-ever, Josh, who takes my Photoshop things and magically turns them into working intrawebs things. I think there is coding involved. YAY HUBS! <3

Chocolate Smoked Salt Ice Cream

The other reason I’m excited: ice cream!! And not any ice cream. The ice cream of the one-and-only Humphry Slocombe.

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Spicy Coconut Lime Popsicles

Spicy Coconut Lime Popsicles

^^^Look you guys!^^^ I finally got a popsicle mold! It’s very exciting stuff, not to mention the best $20 I ever spent. I’ve already made 4 batches of popsicles, and it just showed up on my doorstep a week or so ago.

I can’t stop! In fact I currently have a pop in one hand while peck-peck-pecking at the keyboard with the other. That’s dedication addiction!

Spicy Coconut Lime Popsicles

And really, how could one not be addicted to a spicy coconut lime situation?

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Castello Moments: Recipe Roundup

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Caramelized Onion Mac & Cheese

Back in July, I told you about a Beer and Cheese Pairing and a recipe for Caramelized Onion Mac & Cheese, as part of a campaign with Castello Cheeses.

Because you can never have enough cheese, I wanted to bring you a roundup of the drool-worthy moments that my fellow bloggers shared!

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Shaved Fennel and Melon Salad

Shaved Fennel and Melon Salad

If you live in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere, this is probably just what you need right now. A light and refreshing salad with fresh herbs and a jalapeƱo kick!

Right??

Shaved Fennel and Melon Salad

Unless, like me, you live in San Francisco… In which case we can totally enjoy all the benefits of this salad next month or something!

Karl the Fog will allow us to resume summer weather whenever he damn well pleases.

(And rightfully so, he’s quite a sight to behold.)

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Zagat Tastemakers Happy Hour at Trick Dog

Alligator Alley, Boquerones on Toast

This past Thursday, I had the good fortune of attending a swanky happy hour with my great friend and new favorite hand model, Sam. The event was part of Zagat’s 30 Under 30 festivities, which honors up-and-comers in the world of cuisine.

Oh, did I mention it was free?

Free food always tastes better, but the food and drink here were truly stellar. Above are two of my favorites. The drink, Alligator Alley, combines olive oil-infused gin (?!!), chartreuse, vermouth and a kina aperitif. Next to that: boquerones on toast!

Upstairs at Trick Dog

These tasty times took place at Trick Dog, a newish (and gorgeous) bar in the Mission.

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