We’ve been longtime fans of this passion project by fashion blogger Jane Aldridge and her fiancé Jeff Dashley. After discovering a common love for cooking and party planning, they created Thyme & Temp to share recipes and tales of their kitchen adventures. We enjoy following this fun couple on their quests, whether they’re recreating restaurant dishes they’ve discovered or perfecting their own twists on classic flavors. Chatty posts full of tips and tricks inspire confidence and make us eager to experiment more at home.
You’ll get a taste of Thyme & Temp on pages 30-31 of our August catalog. We invited Jane and Jeff to develop a recipe using All-Clad’s HA1 Nonstick Skillet Set, then design and photograph a layout in their signature style. Read on to learn more about our favorite cooking couple in their own words.
Thyme & Temp could have easily been named something else. For example, Too Many Cocktails comes to mind as it was formed slowly, and somewhat unintentionally, while we sat on Jane’s old patio with a couple of drinks she was determined to master.
Another option would have been, I Think I Can Make That as Jeff would often proclaim over-ambitiously while planning to impress Jane with a home cooked meal that involved too many courses and too large a mess.
Finally, We Threw A Party would have been the most appropriate title as that’s when we discovered our fondness for collaborating, preparing, and cooking together while planning a night at our house with our dearest friends. It was during the development of that party in which we defined what we found most exciting about food and cooking.
Instead of getting stuck in the Hows of it all, our personalities propelled us to focus on the Why Nots. Ultimately, that’s what we love most about our experiences in the kitchen, or a restaurant, but also everything and everywhere else in life. We want to seek new experiences and have fun while doing them and, for better or worse, share the results with the people around us.
Breakfast is the meal we love to cook together the most, so we made that the focus of our Sur La Table catalog spread. We felt that nothing said fall like a crisp, cool morning and a warm stack of fluffy pancakes. Topping them with molasses-soaked pears and pecans brought seasonal flavors to life. They were impossible to resist…even though we developed this recipe in the middle of June in Texas!
Inspired to create in the kitchen? Find all our favorite recipes from Thyme & Temp here.