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In the Kitchen | 11

1. Chanterelle mushrooms, I made the most incredible chanterelle mushroom gravy for Lucy and I to eat over potatoes and rolls at Thanksgiving dinner. I loosely followed this recipe. 2. Chilaquiles, my favorite breakfast to make for a crowd. I loosely follow this recipe, this time using delicious dried hatch chilies while in New Mexico. […]

Rolling Grape Leaves

Near the very top of my list of favorite things to do in the world, ever, is cooking with friends. I can think of nothing more fun than sitting around, cooking, eating while you cook, drinking (tea, wine, or margaritas if it has been that kind of day) telling stories, laughing, and making a mountainous […]

In the Kitchen | 10

1. Heirloom tomato and pesto pizza 2. A party in the garden (or you know, the 11′ x 20′ patio) 3. Homemade crackers 4. Kale, forbidden rice, and heirloom tomatoes 5. Nectarines from a friend’s tree (currently in the freezer awaiting canning) 6. Zucchini-tomato gratin Tomatoes. Tomatoes! We have been eating them every single day, […]

Just Another Day

1. A new friend 2. Breakfast fritatta (onion, potatoes, spinach, and Parmesan with eggs) 3. Visiting a farm 4. My absolute favorite breakfast, avocado on toast with heirloom tomatoes 5. Hummus in a pail for a picnic 6. Little apples at the farm We are soaking it all in. We have been fairly lucky lately, […]


1. Tomatoes and squash from the farmer’s market 2. Banana bread 3. Lucy has been showing a great interest in painting lately 4. Nursing a sick doll 5. A clean bookshelf! 6. Sun tea 7. Red beans and rice (without meat) with fried green tomatoes Mondays are always our catch up days. We do minimal […]

In (and out of) the Kitchen | 09

1. Indian feast 2. A picnic in the park 3. More Indian food (reheated leftovers) 4. Another picnic, this time in the mountains Pardon my absence and sporadic posting over the past few weeks, the days just seem to keep getting away from me. I can’t promise it won’t continue this way for a little […]

In the Kitchen | 08

1. Pineapple salsa 2. Tabu cocktail from this book 3. Chilaquiles. I loosely followed this recipe—so, so good. I would eat these every day if I could! 4. Fondue (recipe needs a little tweaking before I share!) The majority of my cooking lately has been fast and easy. Between the weather heating up, lots of […]

Preparing for Summer

It’s been hot here. It got up to 102° today and yesterday was 99°. I had hoped we could wait until June to use to air conditioning, but we caved, and I am glad we did. It’s hard to find the motivation to do anything when you are covered in sweat. For mothers day we […]

In the Kitchen | 07

1. Breakfast bowl. Potatoes, pepperjack cheese, fried egg, parsley, and chipotle cream sauce. It would have been even better with avocado, but we didn’t have any ripe ones. 2. Popcorn, the snack of choice around here. (With butter, herbs, and nutritional yeast) 3. Crusty bread with watercress, kalamata olives, red pepper, artichoke, capers, garlic and […]

Pickled Radishes and Radish Top Soup

I did my first canning of the year, and what better way to start it off than these beautiful pickled radishes. The recipe came from Canning for the New Generation, which I have only used a handful of times but have really enjoyed everything I have made from it. These pickled radishes are perfect, I […]

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