food

  • 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 8 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
  • 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