Olivia's Palate

Turning Overripe Pears into Pear Sauce

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I have put a lot of thought into how I can utilize my blog during my trip and wanted to make sure I stay true to the original purpose of this blog, which is to blog about my love of food!  Instead of blogging about my day to day, this blog will now be fully dedicated to my food experiences on the road. On our way to Mount Hood National Forest, Blaise and I stopped by a little fruit stand on the side of the road next to the Bridge…read more

I love my CSA (and why you should have one too)

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First of all, THANK YOU!!  I won the Reading Terminal Market’s Chef Challenge with my Braised Pork Belly Tartine and I could not have done it without you!  The email I received congratulating me said I won by a landslide!  Seriously, you guys are THE best!  I will definitely keep you posted about what I do with my $100 gift certificate prize at Reading Terminal Market. ——— If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably seen a picture or two of the produce I get from my CSA, which stands for Community…read more

Braised Pork Belly (Glazed with Basil Honey) Tartine

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I have some super exciting news!  I made it to the top 5 of Reading Terminal Market’s Chef Challenge!  This is my first time entering any kind of food/cooking competition and I am beyond excited I made it this far.  If you could all take a moment to vote for me, I would really appreciate it! Now go vote by clicking HERE now!  You can vote once every 24 hours until Wednesday, August 27th. The Chef’s Challenge required contestants to create the best dish possible from at least one of the…read more

Olivia’s Palate Update

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Hello!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but don’t fret, I’ve been busy trying to improve my site!  Here are some of the latest and greatest updates for my readers: My friend Kelly from Built by Kelly has designed the official Olivia’s Palate logo that has now gone live on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  I love it and it’s the exact simple elegance I was looking for. Now seriously, go give my girl some love and like her page since she’s just getting her design business started! I’ve been on…read more

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Getting over a cold in a more holistic manner

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For those of you who may not know, this week is my birthday week!  I am turning a quarter of a century old on Friday, which is almost hard to believe.  But I digress…This blog isn’t food related, but I am more than overdue for a post and I feel like writing! I started this week off fairly sick, so I took this Monday off of traveling and worked from home instead of the client site.  There’s something pretty awesome about taking conference calls and responding to emails in your…read more

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