food

  • baby proof: meals my kids have eaten.

    By roughest estimation, the total number of meals I’ve fed my children to date is somewhere around 8,000. It’s a ridiculous number and surely a faulty calculation, not least of all because it fails…

    September 23, 2021 29 Comments
  • lavender simple syrup.

    Among other small wonders, there’s an organic lavender field growing on Governors Island. To get to the ice-cream cone shaped island our family takes the ferry from Red Hook/Atlantic Basin. The boat spends more…

    July 12, 2021 4 Comments
  • butterfly pea flower popsicles.

    My children, like many, adore a sno-cone. They’ll slurp at a sugary, syrupy, bright red and blue mound of ice in a paper cone until the flavors run out or their hands are too…

    June 30, 2021 4 Comments
  • archive dig: late spring libations.

    In celebration of late spring summersaulting into summer, here’s a roundup of some favorite archived posts to inspire flowery, fruity springtime concoctions and taking the time to enjoy them. For anyone lucky enough to…

    May 27, 2021 0 Comments
  • habit shift: non-alcoholic tipples.

    There’s something to be said for the ritual and romance of an evening cocktail. In a year that’s been so terribly monotonous, to say nothing of impossible, I think it’s nice to home in…

    March 4, 2021 41 Comments
  • make-believe: bread baking.

    I live in a bakery now. In the past two months James has turned out an unprecedented number of sourdough loaves. Discard starter is going into tart crusts and crackers and pancakes for dinner.…

    April 13, 2020 20 Comments
  • soups for welcoming fall.

    I think it’s safe to say that I’m officially feeling better. I know this mostly because the thought of making dinner is not sending me into fits of despair punctuated with gagging (sorry). Indeed,…

    October 1, 2019 26 Comments
  • make your own: violet syrup.

    Recommended: A spring afternoon spent playing with flowers. My kids are on spring break this week and we’re spending a few extra days at my parents’ house, half working and half playing and mostly…

    April 23, 2019 9 Comments
  • neighbor cake.

    Neighbors and cakes just go together, don’t they? Need a cup of sugar? Borrow one from your neighbor. Short one egg? Knock next door. Beware the big bad wolf, et cetera, but a little…

    March 14, 2019 15 Comments