Grocery stores have been hit or miss lately, as people have been stocking up on all sorts of things to prepare for a long time spent at home. Fortunately, we have been able to find enough for our family between sourcing from grocery stores and the farmers in town. With that said, I have been… Continue reading Late March kitchen notes
Tuesday we ate fish sticks and salad for dinner with homemade dressing. Afterward, the children perched over the table as I gathered ingredients to make strawberry crumble. We followed the recipe from the illustrated children’s cookbook Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street by Felicita Sala. Piper sliced through two boxes worth of local strawberries, and Rowan… Continue reading Strawberry crumble and cinnamon roll dreams.
Tuesday’s lunch was a bowl of soba noodles in a hot broth flavored with miso, ginger, shiitake, kombu and bok choy. We topped it off with boiled eggs, sliced scallions, a drizzle of sesame oil and some toasted sesame seeds. I cooked winter minestrone for dinner, a la Alice Waters in The Art of Simple… Continue reading Kitchen Notes
I’m at the dining table with my mug of coffee; Will and Rowan are taking a little siesta so I have a moment to write. I went to the grocery store the other day and brought home what I think is a little autumn bounty. A few pink lady apples, Bartlett pears, fingerling potatoes as… Continue reading Kitchen notes on a dreamy autumn morning
Yesterday I cooked my first steak. I brought home a single rib eye from Publix with a bit of apprehension, because although I had a craving for the stuff I was most definitely entering new territory when it came to cooking it. Fortunately, my dad passed along a technique that my brother shared with him… Continue reading More firsts in the kitchen
Piper joined me in the kitchen yesterday and together we cooked up a delicious ratatouille to usher in the summer solstice. We followed a Martha Stewart recipe that called for roasting the contents of a can of whole tomatoes in the oven for half an hour with some olive oil. This step ensures a thick… Continue reading Summer in the kitchen with Piper
Sitting in Will’s music room again, writing in my favorite corner. An empty plate to my left, instruments and Will’s various hats in a bin to my right. We are both tired lately — not news, I know. Still, today is Friday and we only have to get through these next few hours until we… Continue reading In the kitchen