It’s the time of year that it’s hard to pin me down. I’m outside. Busy in the backyard, planting, weeding, sitting, contemplating. I just want to be outside. Watching for the return of Chestnut. Seeing if we have any new baby rabbits in the yard. I just find so much peace there, that you’re hard… Read More Precious Little | Strawberry Peony Jam
I have a new pastry crush. It’s on Michelle from Pâtisserie Lallier. She is a French-taught (Le Cordon Bleu, natch) pastry chef that has an almost mystical way about guimauves (that’s marshmallows to you and me). Her Crème de Violette ones are particularly swoon-worthy. The chocolate ones already have a loyal following. And wouldn’t you… Read More French Crush | Pâtisserie Lallier
In Georgian cooking, Khmeli Suneli is a spice mix that can be used as a dry rub or as an enhancement to soups and stews. It is essentially a curry, since it’s just a mix of spices. You can choose to use all dried ingredients, or include some fresh, if you have it or it’s… Read More Mix This | Georgian ‘Curry’ Mix
Playlist included Mr. Sun, by Kina Granis.
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
There is a vast expanse of Europe between the Black and Baltic Seas commonly known as “Eastern Europe.” Millions of Americans can trace their ancestry from this region, but many of them don’t know exactly where. They came through both the front and back doors of the East Coast in search of something more. They… Read More Sharing History | Pierogi
It’s simply the best of the last of the garden. Eight ears of the last of the sweet corn. Cobs scraped completely clean, releasing all that sweet corn “milk.” I think it’s what makes this soup special. But perhaps, too, it’s that I added in the last few peppers still standing on my counter. Another… Read More Final Harvest | Corn Milk Soup