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.
Rowan and I walked to the library this morning. We listened to the birds and felt a light drizzle of raindrops fall from the gray sky onto our skin. It was otherwise very quiet out, which is unusual for our neighborhood. We spoke in whispers and strolled into the coffee shop before returning our books.… Continue reading Monday Notes
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
Now that the weather is cooler in the mornings, I try to get outside more often. Today I took Rowan out to the lake to feed the ducks. We usually bring some oats or peas for them to eat, but today we brought millet. I have a favorite duck that I like to visit, and… Continue reading Reflections around the lake
Saturday afternoon we popped in to see the new bakery opening downtown, Honeycomb Bakery. The children ate warm toast and apple butter, Will had a thick slice of avocado toast topped with locally grown pea shoots and sliced peppers, and I relished a warm slice of freshly baked challah slathered with chocolate hazelnut spread and… Continue reading Local Joy
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
A bowlful of juicy ripe cherries, a plate of sliced peaches that perfumes our kitchen. Leisurely breakfasts of coffee, eggs, yogurt, fruit and toast. Yearning to feel the ocean, to walk barefoot in the garden before sunset. To climb a tree, to seek the sun. Dragonflies and shy turtles. Snake birds. Ducks in the backyard… Continue reading Summer