My grandmother just died. She was on my Turkish side. On the other side I’m Jewish. My grandmother’s death comes at an interesting time in the year Jewishly-speaking because this Friday is Passover- a holiday that celebrates spring and rebirth. It has me thinking about cycles, seasons… People are born and later they die. Or that’s been my… Continue reading The Circle of Life
I need to talk about something outside of The Kitchen. I can do that- this my blog. I’m The Decider. Prepare your eyes and ears and brain- I’m going to use the word, “creativity.” Did your ears and eyes and brains just turn off? Did you fall asleep? Drats! That’s what always happens when I… Continue reading Allow Me to Change the Topic for a Moment
I’m a summer lady. I’ll spare you the whining and instead I’ll tell you that I like open windows, diaphanous white dresses and heat. I want the world to be blooming! Bountiful! Vibrant! Colorful! All. The. Time. It never gets old for me. Even in Los Angeles when it’s the ninety-fifth straight day of sun… Continue reading This post brought to you by the color SUNSHINE
A Post in Three Acts Act I: Smooth Like Butter Video courtesy of Brittany Roisom I taught a million Micheltorena Elementary School kids how to make butter and naan bread last week. I think the idea was to host one class at a time, but some of the schedules got confused and there were a few moments in… Continue reading La Dolce Vita is in The Garden
Dearies! Do you ever make your own ricotta? It is so simple and so satisfying. The milk and cream smell like a little slice o’ heaven when they are warming over the stove and then you get this really luxuriously creamy cheese that you can use over pasta with lightly sautéed veggies, or put on… Continue reading Accidental Ricotta Music Video
I can’t believe I’ve never tinkered with sourdough. Till the Josey Baker Bread Book. I’m checking out everything I can get my hands on, but Josey’s is the bee’s knees! Related Reading: Six Thousand Years of Bread This book is NERDTASTIC. My dear friend Megan McRobert sent it to me and I can’t get enough.… Continue reading Sourdough, yo. Sourdough.
Dispatches from my Lansing Kitchen: The, “Ok, fine” Edition. Hiya folks. It was bound to happen. I’ve outgrown my email list. This is why people have blogs and don’t deliver packages by horse drawn carriage. I concede the point. I’m moving from chain mail to WordPress. WP does afford me these nice perks: formatting! there… Continue reading DISPATCHES FROM MY LANSING KITCHEN: THE, “OK, FINE” EDITION.