Some of my favorite times of day are when I catch a glimpse of a few birds that have found their way to our feeding area that we have made for them. We filled an old clay planter with some birdseed, including oily black sunflower seeds, and hung a pretty little glass birdbath from a… Continue reading Window birding
Last night I set to work on poaching a quince, peeling and slicing eight Granny Smith apples, delicately rolling out pastry dough, and reducing quince poaching liquid to a stickily delicious glaze for an apple tart. Piper sat at my heels playing with her baby doll, little wooden people, a playground set and two big… Continue reading Adventures in Apple Tarts and the Art of Simple Food
Yesterday we packed Piper, a loaf of Challah, and a pan of Tzimmes in the car and headed out to my parents house to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown fond of New Year’s traditions, both those ubiquitously celebrated and those observed on a smaller scale. I love all of the possibility,… Continue reading For a good (and sweet) New Year.
Shorter days and cooler nights have left me yearning for a good book, extra sleep, family time, and mostly–some warm, nourishing food to fill my hungry belly. Fortunately for me, a few weeks ago I rediscovered Liz Steinberg’s blog Cafe Liz, a vegetarian food blog all the way from Liz’s kitchen in Tel Aviv. I… Continue reading Liz Steinberg’s Wheat Hamin