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Late September is a good time to enjoy golden afternoons. To mark the moment, the girls and I have been picnicking in our own backyard. Our latest outing featured only a thermos of spiced hibiscus tea, plums, and apples. Still, the girls were thrilled to help me pack the picnic basket, place our blanket in the grass, and arrange the goodies. [Read more…]
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In spite of my own personal and professional interest in food, when given a choice between eating and chatting at a party, I will always chose chatting. At sit down dinners, I’m often last to finish my food. Stand up affairs generally result in a pizza order when I get home. (Happily, Brian will never give you the side eye for suggesting an 11pm pizza order.) However, I will totally dig in to a tray of snacks. Easy finger food at parties is something I adore. One hand, one bite, and done. All party eats should be as simple. [Read more…]
I like settling into a new season. Windows open, eating an apple – that kind of thing. We’re in week 20 of our amazing CSA and summer vegetables are quickly winding down. I’ll miss the dizzying bounty for sure, but I’m also looking forward to craftier cooking and making delicious meals out of all the ingredients I forgot existed while I was dazzled by all those technicolor tomatoes. [Read more…]
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When I cook for you, the nice people of the internet, I obsessively weigh and measure every ingredient and take fastidious notes so that the recipe I put on the site is as close as possible to the recipe I put on the table. So when I cook for my family, I like to feel my way through a recipe – measuring sea salt by pouring it into my palm, adding herbs by the handful and stock by the jarful. I like to determine quantities by what I have on hand. If there are a lot of carrots and a little ginger in my kitchen, there will be a lot of carrots and a little ginger in the dish. [Read more…]