Just boiled eggs are cooling in a bowl on the kitchen counter, waiting to be turned into salad for lunch. I’m on the front porch desperately trying to fit in a moment of writing. My mug filled with coffee warmed over a second time on the stove, let’s try this again. Rowan is barefoot on… Continue reading Life in quarantine
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.
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
Greetings from Lakeland on the eve of a new decade! It’s a cool and overcast day outside. Still, I brought the children to the park before lunch and we all enjoyed the fresh air. We will celebrate quietly at home tonight, but before the fun begins I wanted to pop in and share some thoughts… Continue reading On the eve of a new decade
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