Food is the element that brings us to the table, where life is lived and memories are made.
Chef | FOOD WRITER | PHOTOGRAPHER
Food touches the soul and creates a peace, even if for a few moments. Over the last 20 years, I feel as if my culinary journey has been just as much a spiritual one. For me, culinary school was more than just learning how to cook, it was a door that opened my eyes to the beauty and soul-filling joy that fresh, local, lovingly-prepared food brings to life.
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101 flavorful recipes that make the most of Oregon’s famous ingredients. Whether it’s Lavender Biscuits with Sweet Cream, Oregon Cherry and Goat Cheese Flatbread, Grilled Dungeness Crab and Cheddar Sandwiches, or Hazelnut Butterscotch Chip Cookies. Karista’s gorgeous color photography brings the flavors of these recipes to life, making this the perfect way to bring Oregon home to your kitchen, no matter where you live. Available for Pre-Order on Amazon, IndieBound, Book Shop or Barnes & Noble.
This dreamy Blueberry Butter Ice Box Cake is made with slow cooked blueberry butter which makes this icebox cake a most indulgent summer dessert. Recently, I created several blueberry recipes for the Oregon Blueberry Commission 2020 Harvest. One of the recipes is a slow cooked blueberry butter. I created this silky fruit butter with a…
The warm weather season wouldn’t be complete without these Summer Berry Shortcakes with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream. It’s the quintessential summer dessert! It’s been a long few months and I need a little sweetness in my life right now. I was browsing my dessert recipes this morning and I remembered it’s shortcake season. This colorful…
I wanted to post this Strawberry Cake with Lemon Rosemary Glaze before Mother’s Day. But that didn’t happen. You see, I’ve been busy helping my youngest daughter pack and organize her things for a move to another state. I’ve been cooking her favorite meals, and we’ve spent the last few weeks sitting on the patio,…
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