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Fig, Feta, and Scallion Cornbread

I don’t know that I like holidays anymore. And I don’t have to. They are a privilege, and they stem from privilege. We never consider everything from every angle. And, while changing perspective can be an important survival tool, one does not have to be grateful (or ready to let go yet) just because it…


Maple Brown Butter Black Mission Fig Sandwiches with Spinach, Walnuts, and Danish Blue Cheese

Overlooking the shoreline of the seemingly never-ending Lake Superior lies an unassuming cafe that has housed, repeatedly, several of my favorite things I have ever eaten. When the Minnesotan weather permits, flowers guide you to the door of the building. There are M&M’s to greet you upon your arrival and to wish you well as…


Spinach with Warm Fig and Honey Vinaigrette

As you might expect, there aren’t a whole lot of great restaurants in Florida. Sure, there are a lot of places that are fun to go to. And I’d kind of like to smack the person who believes that watching the silver arcs of excited, traveling dolphin pods while downing mojitos at St. Armand’s is…