Recipes in this post: Marriage Proposal Venison Stew Simple Breakfast Radishes with Butter and Smoked Sea Salt Alice Waters’ Fish Soup Provencal The Loaf I've always got that pile of stuff in my basement that has over-stayed its welcome in my home. Not the rags for goodwill, but the happy, healthy goods that someone in… Continue reading Trash n’ Treasure
1. Don’t panic. 2. Start baking. Ugh it broke my wee little heart the day I bounced in to Love, Betti and the proprietor, Kristin, casually mentioned it was her 4th to last day in business. I discovered Love, Betti almost immediately after buying my home in Michigan. I owned ZERO furniture. I’d been living… Continue reading What to do in the Event Your Favorite Furniture Store Closes Suddenly
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.
Sometimes when I’m busy and overwhelmed, I elect to do more, not less. Say what you will about this, but you should bite your tongue if you have ever reaped the gifts of my overwhelmed oven! I’ll post a few of my recent exploits here, but I’ve had to omit a few recipes because I’ve… Continue reading Cooking Myself Sane
Relevant reading: Josey Baker Bread Book The Bread Baker’s Apprentice Artisan Bread in Five Minutes Per Day Tartine Bread Book Number Three The Bread Bible http://www.thefreshloaf.com Sometimes I have a very specific vision of how I want something to be and I run all over town overturning every stone to make it happen. The snack… Continue reading An Epically Overthought Post / or / Ruminations on a Loaf
My buddy Rose had a birthday last week. I knew I needed to cook with roses. I couldn’t find organic roses for cooking ANYwhere. No problem- I’ve got a lovely jar of rosehip jam at home. All I needed was a dessert recipe featuring jam. Lynne Rosetto Kasper of The Splendid Table has the perfect… Continue reading Rose by Any Other Name…
Remember how I couldn’t stop making this Nigel Slater soup with roasted salmon for my dinner guests? Well, I knew I had to knock it off, but I wasn’t quite ready. So I made my buddy Rose another green soup- this time Yotam Ottelenghi’s chickpea and watercress soup from his book Jerusalem– and also a… Continue reading Riffing on Myself