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
Playlist included Mr. Sun, by Kina Granis.
It might strike you as esoteric, caramelized endive. But let me assure you that it is entirely devour-able, and not in the slightest way effete. And the New Year is a perfect time to delve into comforting vegetarian dishes. I just know you want to ease into your new-found resolve to eat more veggies, but… Read More Variations on a Theme | Caramelized Endive and Walnut Risotto
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
Spring has forsaken us for a moment here in Ohio. The 40’s are not really doing it for me. Yes, I remember it’s still February. But I long for barefoot weather. I crave a muddy, just-pulled summer carrot and the sight of my coriander having, once again, gone to seed before I can get a… Read More Warmth | Carrot and Corriander Risotto
Just because it’s a weeknight meal and it’s cold, and – let’s face it – you’re a little bit miserable, doesn’t mean that you have to compromise. We always hear the world is getting smaller. Things that we once thought were inaccessible, foreign and exotic, even five years ago, are now within easy reach of… Read More Cold Weather Curry | Masoor Dal with Root Vegetables
I have met some of the nicest folks because of writing this blog. One such person is Spenmax. I first ran across her writing when I was looking for bento box ideas for Cherub. She posts regularly about the authentic Japanese lunches that she carefully and lovingly packs for her little ones. I have found… Read More Variation on Dashi | Egg Drop Soup or Tamago Toji