Olive and Pearl's

Polenta and Perfect Tomato Sauce – 2 Ways, Part 1

Posted by in Gluten-Free, Lovely as Leftovers, Vegan

One of the many goals that my sister and I have in cooking, baking, and creating recipes is to find ways to make these culinary endeavors as simple and accessible as possible. While we do love our interesting, oft-not-heard-of ingredients and contemporary preparation methods, there is only so much time in the week. We love ingredients that are multitaskers; whole foods that are transformative and can be used creatively throughout the week. While food preparation and experimentation may be our greatest hobby, it doesn’t quite pay the bills just yet!…read more

Salsa Verde

Posted by in Gluten-Free, Greens, Vegan

Our beloved dining/living/multi-purpose/life-in-full-swing room has just now returned to its original state. The past month has run that poor room ragged. Our family gathered from Sydney, New York, and all over California to melt into this cozy room for days on end. Wine was drunk, intoxicated selfies were snapped, Shepard’s Pie was devoured, and chair after chair was squeezed in around our welcoming dining room table. That 4th floor San Franciscan hostel has seen some things. And yet it still seems to have in it room for the cozy, familiar…read more