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.
Stopping in to share some of our recent favorite meals, with the intention of coming back to write more later. Will made me this nourishing salad with chickpeas, cucumber, green onion, tomato, and parsley with sumac spiked oil and vinegar dressing. One morning Will brought home extra eggs from the market and we cooked this… Continue reading Recently
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 up early this morning. Piper is asleep and Will is out on a walk enjoying some fresh air before it gets too hot. I haven’t written lately, though I’m eager to get back into a routine. Inspiration is coming from a lot of different places lately. A couple of weeks ago we baked two… Continue reading Cooking inspiration, lately.
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.
I am happy taking slow walks around the neighborhood with Piper, always the same route lately. In the morning, we often see neighbors watering plants in their front yards, or cracking their front doors demurely, still in pajamas, to let their dogs out for a quick break. We pass the same house for sale each… Continue reading Pleasures
Piper and I sat together on the edge of our favorite fountain and read A Day at the Seashore. The sound of water rushing over stone, the feeling of a cool breeze and warm morning sun against our skin brought the story to life and left us longing for our own seaside escape this weekend. Naturally, on… Continue reading A day at the beach
Bob’s Red Mill makes a dried soup mix that cooks up thick and creamy in less than an hour. Simply called Vegi Soup Mix, it includes wholesome ingredients like yellow split peas, green split peas, barley, lentils, and small pasta. One cup of dried mix simmered in four cups of water for under an hour… Continue reading In the kitchen in the afternoon: Bob’s Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix and Apple Pumpkin Muffins