This started with my current obsession, which is oddly and plainly, roasting potatoes. From which rose a lovely collection of small plates that we passed and shared over a couple of glasses of wine. Well, Cherub didn’t have any wine. It was all easily pulled together a Monday night on a long weekend, Memorial Day… Read More Holiday Weekend | Greek Mezedes
I was at a Slow Food Columbus meeting recently and overheard someone mention how many other cities have one central market, whereas Columbus has many scattered farmer’s markets. Farmers market season is truly gearing up here in Columbus and today’s lovely weather reminded me how beautiful the central market in Nancy was when I visited… Read More French Groceries | Marché Central, Nancy
Sometimes, you just want a little cocktail, but only have a few things in the fridge or pantry. This is perfect drink for those times. We seem to almost always have a lime or a knob of ginger lying around as I’m always making Asian noodles of one sort or another. Tried and true, this… Read More Persephone’s Drinks Cabinet | Candied Ginger Vodka Gimlet
Mother’s Day afternoon was spent just how I wanted it: out at a gorgeous farm, with good food, family and friends. Pleasantview Farm is twenty miles outside of Columbus, but feels a world away. The farm is quiet with vast expanses of meadow and sky. A working organic dairy farm, it is home to a… Read More Mother’s Day at Pleasantview Farm | Asparagus with Shallots
At night on the streets of Brussels, under bare bulb illuminated striped awnings, teeny cafe tables perilously balance candles, seafood platters, buckets of moules, mounds of frites and encourage smiling diners to stay a little later, have one more Kriek, share one more story. The next day that very same street is closed up tight:… Read More Delivery
I picked this up in Brussels. You can get yours here from the good folks at le Chocoholique.
I’ll admit to a slight amount of jet lag. By slight I mean passing out after dinner and waking up at four the next morning. So I haven’t really blogged dinner in as timely a manner as I’d like; but there you go. This lovely dish was inspired by a restaurant we happened upon in… Read More Ivory Coast via Brussels | Salmon with Saffron Tumeric Cream