Winter Shandy Punch
This time last year I made a winter punch , it was prosecco and gin-based with seasonal citrus, ginger and rosemary. It was crowd-pleaser, and a looker, and I ended up making it numerous times. More than anything, it was a recipe that bolstered my punch-making confidence. Part of me thought I ...
Looks like there is a big storm headed our way, so I'm going to sneak these in here, and then do a few fun things like check all the batteries in the flashlights. Also, I know this is holiday cookie season, and perhaps these beauties aren't altogether appropriate - but I can't help but share them
Mashed Potatoes & Clouds
There are a disproportionate number of sky photos in my iPhone. As in, photos of the sky. I noticed it the other day when scrolling back, back, back looking for a picture I took in Fez. I saw lots of clouds, sky scapes, shots out a plane window, and (hands covering face) sunsets. The cloud shots ...
Favorites List (11.28.14)
A few favorites for the holiday weekend...heavy on the reading. I'm in between books, please let me know if any of you are reading anything (books, articles, anything!) you'd recommend. xo -h - Driving with Yohji Yamamoto (video) - Salvage Beast - Can't remember if we've talked about how much I ...
My little Marcato Atlas pasta machine has been out on the counter for the past couple of weeks. It is compact, stout, heavy for its size, and manual. I've had it for more than ten years, but perhaps less than fifteen. And it teaches me lessons about making pasta that I forget and have to relearn ...
Maintaining a Long-term Blog
I've been posting to this site for a dozen years. I was twenty-nine when I started, an enthusiastic home cook with a creative streak, and a good number of cookbooks. You could probably describe me in much the same way now, but older, with a bit more perspective and better knives. Over the years ...
Coconut Quinoa Bowl
I'm looking at the photo I'm posting here, and realizing it looks like a good number of bowls I've posted in the past. But the photo doesn't tell the whole story, so I hope you'll look at it with fresh eyes. What you're looking at is a quirky, unique bowl of quinoa, with a couple of secrets. And ...
I'm lucky to be the occasional recipient of Josey Baker experimentations. The other day Josey handed me a still-hot loaf of 100% einkorn bread - substantial, fragrant, a dark brown crumb with a craggy top-crust. It smelled like a great brewery - all malt, and grain, and warmth. And it begged to be
Favorites List (10.17.14)
I've been waking up on the early side lately, and tend to do a bit of reading before the sun rises. Which means(!), I have a few things to share with you. Also, if any of you have any podcasts you're particularly excited about, give a shout in the comments. I'd love to add a few to my list... - ...
Spicy Chickpea and Bulgur Soup
I'm deep in the middle of a streak where I cook primarily from other people's cookbooks. Every now and then it's a groove I fall into, sometimes lasting a few weeks, other times a month or two. There's something creatively energizing, and at the same time, relaxing about following a recipe written