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Elizabeth Howes
Private chef, food writer/blogger, wellness enthusiast, recipe developer + aspiring stylist.
Interests: Food, wine, health + wellness.
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Just a reminder to those of you who haven’t switched your blog feed over to the new site. Please join me at I hope to see you there! - Elizabeth Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Saffron Lane
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Saffron Lane
Last Fourth of July I had a dinner party and incorporated one small trick into the menu that received rave reviews. It's an oldie, but definitely a goodie when it comes to grilling: compound butter. Very easy to make with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at Saffron Lane
I'm trying to adopt an attitude of fun this summer. A Bryan Adams, Summer of '69, kind of fun. As an adult, why is it so easy to get wrapped up in responsibilities and forget the whole notion of what... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at Saffron Lane
It was an unbearably hot summer day. A stripped down, wearing next to nothing, lounging carelessly in the pool kind of day. When the time came to take a break from the sweltering sun, I slowly meandered up the deck... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Saffron Lane
Well, hello there, summer! Balmy weather, leisurely trips to the beach and stylish backyard parties inspired this Mediterranean-influenced collection. Full of cool, crisp lines, funky patterns and various price points, there's really no excuse not to pick up a couple... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at Saffron Lane
Michigan is the "cherry capital of the world". Well, at least to its residents it is. I can say that with authority as my late grandfather, Steve, would proudly hoist me on his broad shoulders each summer to grab a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at Saffron Lane
My recent trip to Paris was primed to be an excellent culinary adventure. And, for the short time I was there, I relished every last morsel that crossed my lips. However, something unexpected struck me. I experienced one of those... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Saffron Lane
Isn't it funny how food evolves? In the 17th century, lemon verbena was used primarily to impart a clean, lemony scent to perfumes and cosmetics. A cheaper impostor, also known as lemongrass, come along and lemon verbena was laid off... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at Saffron Lane
"Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer." ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth I spent hours at the farmers' market the other day just marveling at all... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Saffron Lane
She led me down the steep, rocky stairs to the cavernous basement full of meticulously labeled jars. "Over there, she said, can you reach for the cucumbers?" At the age of twelve, I was already taller than my Grandma, Louise.... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Saffron Lane
For the most part, I tend to be an orderly person. Sometimes, a little too orderly. Maybe it's because my mom used to follow immediately behind me in the kitchen while I was cooking, cleaning up every inch of space... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Saffron Lane
Truth be told, I couldn't get enough of the strawberry, kiwi and basil granita I recently posted. It sort of launched a granita frenzy in my mind (in a good way). So, with all this beautiful, balmy weather we've been... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Saffron Lane
People seem to have very serious opinions about how best to enjoy truffles. One common denominator appears to be to keep things simple. And, there is a distinct preference when it comes to truffle products. Truffle oil doesn't always do... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at Saffron Lane
Growing up in San Diego, at least with my circle of friends, Cinco de Mayo was a big occasion. Truthfully, anything that prompted the consumption of beer with lime, by the beach, was reason to celebrate. If said beer happened... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Saffron Lane
I had one of those weekends that was exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. My friend, Chef John, and his lovely wife, Michele, go all out each year at the breathtaking Frick Winery in Geyserville for the annual Passport... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at Saffron Lane
The mastermind behind Real Sustenance, Brittany Angell, recently created an event for the month of April featuring health-boosting raw foods. April in the Raw is a compilation of over 30 recipes designed to help clear the mind, ward off free... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Saffron Lane
The ruby red juice dripped down the side of my arm creating a sticky trail of luscious spring essence. It made me laugh, like I was 8-years-old again. Every year, it's the same. After that first intoxicating bite of a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at Saffron Lane
Egg in the hole, toad in the hole, cowboy egg, egg in a blanket, egg in a frame, moon egg, bulls-eye egg, tinker toast and one-eyed jack. Everyone seems to have a different name for this whimsical dish (and rightfully... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at Saffron Lane
Someone at Straus Family Creamery woke before 4a.m. to milk the well-cared for cow to make this luscious chive butter. So, while handcrafted, the creamery is the true hero in this story. A hefty apron was sported to make this,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Saffron Lane
The humble pea shoot seems to garner a great deal of affection. We recently asked our readers how they like to prepare these delicate tendrils and found ourselves flooded with response. From a quick sauté with olive oil and garlic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at Saffron Lane
Last night my husband and I had a rather hilarious discussion about what to name these. Breakfast balls? Hmm. Although it made us giggle like a gaggle of school girls (don't really know why, now that I say that out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at Saffron Lane
After just finishing a rigorous spring cleanse last week, this hearty farmers' market-inspired salad is my reward. Truth be told, I really wanted a cheeseburger. Or two. But, my rational side got the best of me and this is my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Saffron Lane
"Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup." -Beethoven Often highly underestimated, a well-prepared soup, much like a perfectly executed sauce, can speak volumes in just one sip. So much so, that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Saffron Lane
These are precious. As a big fan of mu-shu, I'm definitely going to have to give this a whirl!
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2011 on Veggie Mu-Shu Presents at Married with Bubba