Sweet Cherry Rhubarb Crumble

June 30, 2014
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This site’s been down on and off for the last week or so, due to technical problems that definitely are over my head in terms of complexity. But you know me, I tried to fix them anyway. After one full day of head cold-induced stupor and a second, semi-conscious day of tinkering around, I seem […]

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My Favorite Gazpacho

June 23, 2014
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I was poking around on Food52 the other day and came across a recipe for Mama’s Summer Gazpacho, from one of my favorite early participants in the site. The headnote above the recipe was equal parts loving ode and adamant defense: “Purists may question this recipe’s lack of bread, or the use of tomato juice, […]

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Black Pepper Biscuit Strawberry Shortcakes

June 9, 2014
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First things first: you guys? You’re the best. Your excitement and support and nuggets of wisdom from when I shared our news were exactly what I needed. Thank you. It’s really been a wild ride so far, and I know we’ve only just begun. I’m toeing a thin line between total, rock-hard pragmatism and instinctive, […]

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Savory Mint Lassi

June 6, 2014
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D and I recently rewatched all seven seasons of The West Wing, start to finish. We loved it when it aired, we’ve loved it the other five or so times we’ve watched it, and I gotta say, the show stands the test of time. Late in season 7, it dawned on me that I’d spent […]

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Cocoa Nib and Almond Shortbread + News

May 27, 2014
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Ooh, have I been excited to tell you about these shortbread. I first made them as a way to use up some very ancient cocoa nibs taking up space in my tiny pantry. The irony: I loved them so much, I went out and bought more cocoa nibs to make them again. I’ve made them […]

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White Asparagus with Cashew Cream Sauce

May 14, 2014

Friends, today is the day I almost told you a story about the time I made a recipe I’d had my eye on for forever, and it was a total dud. The recipe came from Elaine Sciolino, by way of the NYT dining section. Sciolino shared it last year, along with the jealousy-inducing tale of […]

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Red Cabbage Slaw with Golden Raisins and Mint

April 28, 2014
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Whew! It’s been a while, hasn’t? I could make excuses — work, Passover, a drab, terrible winter that dragged on and threatened never to leave — but I’d rather just get down to business. I hope you’ve been well these last few weeks, cooking all sorts of delicious things and enjoying the change of seasons. […]

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Reading: April 2014

April 4, 2014
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It’s been quiet around here this week, since I’ve been tied up with other things and haven’t had much chance to cook. Still, the weekend is here. That should give you some time to make this lovely semolina bread, or perhaps these gingerbread oat waffles. Maybe it’ll also give you some time to catch up […]

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