indian-spiced cauliflower soup
It's not even October yet and my friends were already expressing pumpkin spice fatigue yesterday. I have just the antidote: ginger, turmeric, cumin, coriander, fennel, some lime juice and a chile. Who's in? I have only one cauliflower soup recipe on this site -- I shared it over 10 years ago. It's
baked alaska + smitten kitchen turns 10!
Over the summer, my husband and I took turns taking our son to out for dinner one a week night to give him a break from (I mean, not to point fingers or anything) the occasionally yelling/food-flinging dinnertime antics of The Interloper, a.k.a. his younger sister. On one of my evenings, he pointed
garlic wine and butter steamed clams
One of my favorite things -- although, honestly, it's not easy to choose -- we ate in Portugal was small clams cooked in a garlic wine sauce, usually with cilantro and always only eaten with bread, which I learned when we went to one of those * restaurants on the beach one night where you pick your
magic apple plum cobbler
September is my favorite in food, weather and outlook. The number of days above 90 degrees finally peters off. I live for cardigan weather. I love that it goes in with a beach weekend and goes out with cinnamon sticks and warm cider. The markets are still teeming with peaches and plum, zucchini and
homemade merguez with herby yogurt
I had lunch with Julia Turshen a couple months ago (mostly so I could fangirl out and try to sponge up some curl tips for my moppet) and one of my favorite things she told me was that when she moved from Brooklyn to upstate with her wife her cooking changed because all of a sudden she was doing it
Look, no one is ever going to marry me for my pavlova. (I mean, talking about dodging a bullet...) This one was particularly underachieving. First, I thought I'd be clever and try to add the cocoa at the start, mixed with the sugar, so that it would mix the best. Nope! It never fully whipped. With
piri piri chicken
My favorite part of our trip to Portugal is that it was almost accidental. Like we have done almost every summer, in the spring we began looking for a house to rent on one fork or another of Long Island because it us . Frustrated by prices and lack of appealing inventory ("which kid should stay in
plum squares with marzipan crumble
We are still in Portugal, which means, look away now. We are total blissed-out bores. The ridiculous truth of this vacation is that all the planning of it went down with the other family we are with when I was neck-deep in a book deadline and my husband had a bit of extra free time earlier this ...
even more perfect blueberry muffins
[Get the recipe for Even More Perfect Blueberry Muffins right here] Since we rolled out the redesign , I've been flagging recipes in the archives I can't stand looking at the pictures of anymore with plans to reshoot them. The perfect blueberry muffins were on this list except on my way to ...
how to julienne
I enjoy chopping things but have no notable knife skills, no tuck, no game, but no shame either. I've always found julienning fruits and vegetables to be difficult, just a lot of very precise cutting that's not going to come easily to someone who didn't mince their way through hours of knife skills