This Little Pig Went to Market

Sweet strawberries shine along the mild taste of fresh mozzarella and ripe tomatoes.

Apr 022011
Cook Your Goosefoot

Tweet A minute ago, I was sitting on the patio making googly eyes at a cloudless blue sky, breathing in the first scents of summer. A small bird with bright green feathers on its chest has made a nest underneath an eve, and weak, barely-heard chirps announced  an even smaller avian yawning its yellow beak [...]

The Way the Cookie Crumbles

Tweet I am the oldest of three children, and when I turned 20, I was ceremoniously presented with a shortest sibling award, having my brother and sister pat my head Benny Hill style. I was not a grateful recipient by any means, coming up with every “small is better” clich√© I could dig up from the [...]

Mar 052011
Breaking Bread

Savory Cheddar Cheese and Chive Bread is quick and easy to make, but guaranteed to satisfy.

There's a Reason Rib Stories are Set in Paradise

Succulent and flavouful short ribs made by Dorie Greenspan’s recipe

Feb 192011
String Bean Theory

Crunchy green beans are blanched, tossed in hot oil, and finished with crispy pancetta

Bad Girls, Tarts, and the Deep Dark Night

Rich nutty cream infused with rum nestled within a buttery shortbread crust

Old Man Winter Takes a Holiday

Tweet Sometime in the far gone past, the Christian Orthodox Church refused to accept the Gregorian calendar. So, the Bolshevik October Revolution happened really in November, Christmas falls on January 7th, and the New Year makes its grand entrance at the stroke of twelve on the 13th of January. While everyone else has already put [...]

Husbands of Christmas Past and Present

Tweet I divorced my ex-husband in August of 1994, when the College Kritter was known as the Tasmanian Devil. I hired an attorney, and he was so smitten by my soon to be ex’s charm, that he worked for him too, informing him of important dates, advising him on the necessary documents, calling him daily [...]

This Rain Is Driving Me Nuts

Tweet Southern California is enveloped in an enormous pewter-colored cloud which opens its jowls and sends down tiring and unstoppable ribbons of rain which bounce off the concrete and saturate my cactus plants which are usually very happy with the occasional drop of water I feed them every other day. It is going to rain for [...]

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