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
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.
We are beginning to see the fruits of our work in this season’s garden. We went about planting more seriously this year. Will built two raised bed gardens and dug a patch in the ground for larger plants to have room to grow as well. We started seeds indoors at least a month ago, hardened… Continue reading gardens and fermented soybeans
Though I’m a bit early, I would like to share some of my thoughts on National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26) while I still have time to write. I was recently inspired by the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, an organization aimed at raising awareness about asbestos and mesothelioma, to consider the dangers of poisons and toxins commonly found… Continue reading For National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26)
I love the simple beauty of a bowl of brown rice. Best just warm from the stove, each tender grain is nutty, separate and slightly chewy. The challenge in cooking such a pot of rice is easily underestimated; mainly, one must have patience. We invited friends over Sunday night and enjoyed some short grain brown… Continue reading Feasts
I’m sitting here on our couch in the living room, looking out our two front windows and thinking about how quickly the week has passed. That it is Friday already, and I can begin to feel the first breath of cool autumn air whenever we are out in the late afternoon. Today was a busy… Continue reading On making time for Baingan Bharta and Quinoa salad.
Yesterday I had some fun in the kitchen preparing a few colorful recipes from the Simple Vegan Blog, which is run by a lovely couple in Spain. I definitely want to check out their Horchata and Tortilla Espanola recipes down the line. Yesterday, though, I decided on their vegan Cobb salad for lunch, quinoa Tabbouleh… Continue reading Eats, lately.
We have the windows open today to let the nippy January air freshen this stale house. The sky is Florida blue and the sun pours into our rooms, splashing its light across the wooden floors, warming them. This is the weather that brings vitality to our humble backyard garden. I imagine the space a few… Continue reading In and around the house.
My mother-in-law knows how to cook up a mean pot of steel-cut oats. Whenever we go to visit for breakfast or brunch, there’s usually some of that magical, warm porridge waiting for us, along with a proper cup of tea. Mom cooks her oatmeal with hearty add-ins like raisins that plump with the slow heat,… Continue reading On the comforts of Steel-Cut Oatmeal