Rhubarb

  • rhubarb lilac spritzer.

    I won’t forget the first time that I was in France as a young teenager and I witnessed kids my age pouring mint syrup into flat tap water at a sidewalk café. The result was green…

    May 16, 2016 14 Comments
  • strawberry rhubarb cobbler.

    there are some things that are worth being particular about. red strawberries are one of them. it’s a sad thing indeed to bite into a piece of fruit masquerading as a strawberry and find…

    May 29, 2012 24 Comments
  • may minutes.

    Time and its passing have become even more strange and amorphous than they are in the best of circumstances. It was only just the middle of winter and somehow we find ourselves nearly to…

    May 11, 2020 13 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this baseboard. {which is no longer rotting, or peeling, or falling off the wall.} 2. this patched up blackout curtain. 3. these surprise muffins. {a sweet…

    June 8, 2018 12 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.   1. these chive blossoms. {and the ridiculous distraction they were for my kids this week.} 2. this rhubarb jam. {and the decision to make a very quick…

    May 25, 2018 5 Comments
  • floral ice cubes you should not make.

    Here’s a thing that positively no one needs to have: Flower-filled ice cubes. Here’s a thing that’s very pleasant to have: Flower-filled ice cubes. Here’s a thing that sometimes goes utterly awry: You guessed it.  The…

    May 15, 2017 19 Comments
  • elderflower cordial.

    Elderflowers bloom in spring and so imbibing them in the springtime seems like a wise and festive thing to do. An elderflower cordial is not an alcoholic drink. It’s a glorified soda. But cordial is a…

    June 7, 2016 8 Comments
  • make your own: blender lemonade.

    I’ve had a revelation this summer and that revelation is that the easiest, tastiest, frothiest lemonade can be made by plunking an entire lemon into your blender.Behold.New York Magazine ran a piece in their…

    July 6, 2015 30 Comments
  • get outta town.

    Today’s my birthday so I’m cutting out early, packing a bag for the long weekend, and leaving you guys with a list of some of my favorite summertime posts. May your weekends include mosquito…

    July 1, 2015 13 Comments