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.
Lately I’m eating hummus and sprout sandwiches, vegetable soup with kale and strips of Nori, chunks of organic watermelon for breakfast, and raw almond butter slathered onto perfectly ripened bananas, all the while pining over reruns of Nigella Bites, which are awfully delicious tributes to full fat cream, Bearnaise, puddings, Crème fraiche, and—forgive me—rare steaks,… Continue reading Abandon
Yesterday I watched this clip of Nigella Lawson cooking Elvis sandwiches—you know, mashed banana and peanut butter slathered between two slices of bread and then toasted in a buttery pan until crisp and golden brown on the outside, and all warm and gooey on the inside. Well, I made them this morning and they are… Continue reading Simple pleasures
After a trip to the library last week, I took home a novel titled Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran, as well as Nigella Lawson’s Italian inspired cookbook Nigellissima. Pomegranate Soup tells the story of three sisters that fled revolutionary Iran, and found themselves in County Mayo, Ireland. There, they open The Babylon Café in honor of… Continue reading Pomegranate Soup and Torta di mele
With one perfectly ripe little avocado, two sweet Campari tomatoes, and a can of chickpeas, we enjoyed ourselves a lazy hands-on lunch. Two other must have ingredients for a delicious Bruschetta spread are quality bread, of course, and lots of fruity olive oil for drizzling. I baked two fresh loaves early in the morning, and though… Continue reading Nigella’s Breakfast Bruschetta
Yesterday I took the opportunity to visit the library on my own while Will stayed home with our little one. I returned one book, but mainly went to search for cookbooks to bring home. I wanted one title in particular, but as it must have been taken out already I lingered in the food aisle reading… Continue reading Library treasures
This morning, while my daughter took a rather long nap, I indulged one of my guilty pleasures: that is to say, I curled up on the couch and dreamily watched a few shows on the cooking channel. While pregnant with my daughter, I found particular comfort in watching reruns of Jamie Oliver’s and Nigella Lawson’s shows. Actually,… Continue reading Indulgences and Resolutions: Nigella and Jamie in the kitchen, and year end reflections