food

  • 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 5 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 13 Comments
  • waste not: candied orange peel.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    December 19, 2018 11 Comments
  • make your own: compound butter.

    Compound butter sounds fancier than it really is. It’s butter, softened, with herbs or fruit or other bits of tastiness stirred in. You can shape it into a log, chill it, and serve it…

    November 27, 2018 13 Comments
  • waste not: pumpkin seed brittle.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    October 29, 2018 6 Comments
  • habit shift: kitchen detox.

    Bear with me. One more morning habit that needed shifting: I’m not the baker in our house, generally speaking, but on a weekend morning in the fall and winter, mixing a batch of hearty…

    October 22, 2018 41 Comments
  • keeping the fridge tidy (and the food fresh).

    This post is sponsored by Pyrex and features the Pyrex Simply Store glass storage containers. Whither the way to a low-waste kitchen? Is it meal planning? Eating your carrot tops and cooking your corn cobs?…

    October 11, 2018 38 Comments
  • habit shift: eat breakfast.

    Well, really, eat a better breakfast.  I’ve already written about my need for slow mornings. I’m not a hop-out-of-bed-and-sit-down-for-breakfast kind of person. I need a slow cup of coffee, and more than a few…

    October 9, 2018 67 Comments