When I was a graduate student in Rhode Island, it was pretty normal (to me at least!) to be watching t.v. while wearing multiple layers, at least two pairs of socks, sometimes a hat and scarf, covered in blankets with a snuggly calico cat snoozing away in my lap. Graduate students don’t get paid much … Continue reading Remodelin’
Hello, friends! It's been too long. All the grand plans we had of taking the month of June to pack, completing a few outdoor projects at the new house in July, and then leisurely moving in went straight out the window. We had to move in to the house in the middle of June. Packing accelerated … Continue reading A tomato revelation
A few weeks ago, I was sitting on the sofa in our near-empty living room--the sunlight reflected off the wood floors and every little noise seemed amplified. It was quiet and early morning, one of the last mornings in a place that had been our home for over 5 years. Over Christmas and well into January, … Continue reading 2017–a whole new year!
Well, October has reached it's end and with it, my tour through Heritage. There are still quite a few recipes I'll give a try, desserts and a whole section on cocktails, but, for now I'll wrap up my cookbook Sunday dinner with eggplant barigoule. Barigoule, it turns out, is a Provençal dish that is traditionally made with artichokes, … Continue reading Cookbook Sunday Dinner: Eggplant barigoule
Wow, it's warm in Seattle this week! Now, this doesn't happen that often, and the Southerner in me laughs at the idea that this is hot but...it's 92 degrees and we DON'T HAVE AIR-CONDITIONING, only a couple of fans. Yes, it's not humid and the temperature will cool down late at night, allowing me to … Continue reading Hot day, cold drink
Every weekend during the summer, I buy too much fruit for me and Skip to consume before it turns to mush. I can freeze it, yes, but I'm notorious for putting things on a cookie sheet and placing it in the freezer--then, forgetting about it completely until I need the cookie sheet usually months later, … Continue reading Red Currant-Orange Shrub
June was a blur, I know I've mentioned that before, but I can't believe it's July already--it doesn't look like the weather around here believes it either, unfortunately. The weather looks anything but summery the next couple of days. Work-wise, the next month should be a little breather from the craziness of the last few months … Continue reading The Swoop (a cocktail experiment success!)
Happy 4th of July! Happy Independence Day! Happy America Day! Whatever you call it, it's a rip-roaring, fireworks exploding, BBQ-heavy kind of day to celebrate the United States of America. Roux and Milo aren't really liking the 'fireworks exploding' part--they probably think the world is ending and the humans are clueless. Today was a super busy, … Continue reading Cabbage & Kale Slaw