Sneaking a quick post in before I get started on dinner. I’m trying something new and writing this on my phone. I wanted to write last week, but what a busy few days we have had lately! Also, Piper is fighting off a cold and our energy has been mainly with her, and in keeping… Continue reading A quick post
We are grateful to be settled back into our little house after Hurricane Irma blew through town and left much of the city without electricity. We stayed with my parents until our power was restored. We are thankful for our family’s support during such a trying time. Still, there’s no place quite like home. One… Continue reading In the kitchen and around the house
Big guy and little guy are both napping. Outside the first bit of rain is falling. I expect with Hurricane Irma we will be getting a lot more. For now, though, the rainfall feels peaceful and refreshing–perfect for mid-morning nap time. Piper and I have been packing her school lunch together the night before, which… Continue reading Morning musings
The first farmers’ market of the season took place today. We shopped for produce between rainfalls. We brought home a few heavy bagfuls of goodies, but the star of the morning for me was the baby eggplants Miriam was selling at her booth. I gravitated toward Nigel Slater’s book Tender to prepare these gems. With… Continue reading Eggplant stew on a Saturday
We’re dog sitting for my parents, who are currently in Kirchensittenbach, Germany. Shallie is sitting next to me in bed as I write this, while Piper is watching cartoons on TV (we finally have one!). The other day, Piper woke up and wanted pancakes. I was too tired to set up the electric griddle and… Continue reading Dog sitting, Dutch Baby, & longing for Lagman noodles.
Festive meals for a summer get together or picnic: Pesto pasta salad with kalamata olives, fresh and sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and a bit of tofu for extra protein. Three bean salad with a honey and apple cider vinaigrette. Tofu frittata with cherry tomatoes, peas, and shiitake mushrooms. Cara Cara oranges for dessert. Simple &… Continue reading Favorite meals, lately
We spent the afternoon in the kitchen yesterday, putting together a delicious recipe for burnt eggplant with tahini included in Yotam Ottolenghi’s book Plenty, and later on a favorite mushroom and barley soup from Mark Bittman. I roasted the eggplant until its skin wrinkled and turned black in patches, then scooped out the soft flesh… Continue reading In our kitchen, yesterday.