Sometimes, you just want soup. When it’s rainy (no snow?) and cold and dreary and grey, you need something that says, “Bubbala, where are your mittens?” This fantastic soup is something that anyone can make, with the most simple of ingredients. And it’s pretty much the single most biggest bang for your buck kind of… Read More Simple and Heartfelt | Matzo Ball Soup
pomegranate = olive green; blackberry = purple; blueberry = …blue; beet = pink; turmeric = yellow; dandelion = almost nothing Playlist included Stay Young, Go Dancing, by Death Cab for Cutie.
May all your Christmas wishes come true. Linens from great grandma, dishes from an aunt and uncle, glassware from mother-in-law, antique ornaments from Grandmother, antique ball jars from a Twitter friend, food from our kitchen. (Plus cute clementine place card holders for whimsy.) I love a meaningful table. Playlist included I’ll Be Home for Christmas,… Read More Merry Christmas
We’ve been making these in my family as long as I can remember. Even when Momma’s old cookie cutter was almost broken in half, we – but perhaps more kindly she – still managed to turn out dozens upon dozens of these intricate, almond-y cookies. Fast forward to the age of the internet and a… Read More A Christmas Tradition | Santa Cookies
It’s not the holidays without at least one cookie exchange. This year I wanted to make a traditional cookie (the ubiquitous crinkle) with just a slight kick. Enter Sichuan pepper: not related at all to black peppercorns or chili peppers, it’s used most commonly in Chinese and Japanese cooking. It is a most unusual spice,… Read More Cookie Exchange | Chocolate-Sichuan Pepper Crinkles
I am thankful for family, friends and full bellies. I am thankful for a warm house, a garden that surrounds it and a Cherub that jubilantly makes it all into her playground. I am thankful for you, too! Thanks for reading and commenting and asking where the heck are the new posts. I hope you… Read More Happy Thanksgiving!
Oh my goodness. I stumbled on something. Pumpkin water. Water. Only the complete essence of pumpkin. Much like tomato water. Only pumpkiny-er. Obviously. I just knew this would make a good cocktail addition. And of course, my friend Molly completely helped me in sussing out some ingredients. Because she’s totally good at it. And she… Read More Persephone’s Drinks Cabinet | The Rum Whitfield