I usually cling to the holiday season, and while our Christmas tree is still flickering away in our little apartment for a few more hours at least, this year I am thrilled to have arrived in January with its bone-chilling winds and cool, bright light. I think of this parsley orange salad as my first tribute to winter unadorned. read more »
Food blogging is largely about pictures and recipes. But somewhere between a gorgeous photo and a tasty recipe, real life can fall by the wayside. Inspired by this conversation about motherhood, and this one on food photos, I’m taking the challenge and am going to try to keep things real around here, and perhaps even start to document the swirling chaos and full sink of dishes that accompanies each recipe. read more »
Though unlikely, mid-week lunch inspiration struck today. I had planned on avocado toast with over-easy eggs and parsley when I realized that the parsley’s true destiny was a supporting role in a carrot salad. So I grabbed a few carrots from the fridge and had this tasty salad made (and photographed) in minutes. Healthy and photogenic? Oh yes. Head over to Babble.com’s Family Kitchen for our recipe.
Dear December, please slow down. I want to enjoy every second of pine needles, Christmas lights, candles, cinnamon, clementines and laughter. I want to cry to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and dance to “Christmas in Hollis” at least five more times. I want to bake cookies for the world, make my own eggnog, make my own holiday gifts, and wear something glittery for a night out on the town. But you, December, seem to have different plans and are rushing by at lightning speed, and I feel a little lost in your speedy wake. read more »
I’ve been pretty behind in things this summer. I do have a great reason, but I still can’t help feeling summer has slipped by. And now the weather has turned from muggy and sweltering to perfectly pleasant. Bright blue skies and crisp shadows mean that fall is near, and it’s time to frantically enjoy summer before it ends. Canning, freezing, berry picking, fig, blueberry, and tomato eating are among the late summer tasks on my agenda.
And before the apples, greens, cabbage, and squash start rolling in, here’s a colorful summer salad brimming with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, watermelon, and fresh tarragon–perfect for picnics and outdoor parties. We used a yellow watermelon here, but regular watermelon will do just fine. This salad has lots of white pepper, and I love the subtle kick it lends. Head over to Babble.com’s Family Kitchen for our recipe.
Well? We did it! Brian and I welcomed a new baby girl to our family last Monday. Everything about the labor and delivery was a huge surprise, including the fact that I was only in active labor for about 4 hours! I never expected a Hollywood delivery (all the baby books emphasize how rare they are), but there we were–Brian navigating early morning traffic over the Williamsburg bridge, my water breaking in the car, needing to push before we got to the hospital (so glad we avoided an emergency delivery on 10th Avenue!), careening up to the hospital entrance, being whisked away to L & D while Brian was still signing in, and then, a mere half hour later meeting our new baby girl. Phew! Now that the wild ride is over, we are settled at home and loving these first few days with our new baby and her big sister. Suddenly, we’re a family of four.
But we still need to eat, and things are slowly ramping back up. We’ve been plugging away at our farm share and the seasonal ingredients that are pouring in. read more »