We sat on the couch eating platefuls of warm latkes.  Their brown, crisp, and lacy exterior in perfect contrast to their soft and mellow insides.  The odor of grease, potatoes and onions still hangs in the air, taking form like the memory of Mother’s sweat.  She brings comfort, lifts our spirits and fills our bellies with… Continue reading Latkes

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Eggplant stew on a Saturday

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


Dog sitting, Dutch Baby, & longing for Lagman noodles.

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.