Our kitchen is complete—to be fair, it has been for months, I’m just slow in posting (with lots of pictures)! We’ve already had many pizza nights with friends, family, or just the two of us. And, I’ve made many loaves of bread. It’s such a great space; it turned out beautifully. The light throughout the … Continue reading Kitchen & Soda
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’
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
Happy almost the end of October, y'all! For this week's Cookbook Sunday dinner, I made a modified version of Sean Brock's recipe for crispy fried farm eggs with fresh cheese, pickled mushrooms, watercress, and red-eye vinaigrette. Like the previous recipes, it's a long one, with many steps and a delicious ending. Thankfully, many of the … Continue reading Cookbook Sunday Dinner: Heritage, week 3
The days are, sadly, getting shorter as autumn firmly settles in and winter isn't far behind. The evenings and mornings are chillier and the Seattle mist is becoming more frequent and more like rain. Life around here has been a little hectic, and it's not likely to calm down anytime soon, especially with the holidays … Continue reading Spicy, tomato goodness plus eggs!
If you've paid attention to the weather, you probably know that Seattle was bracing for the worst windstorm in history. The remnants of a typhoon were expected to bring hurricane-force winds and rain--we were hunkering down for a crazy storm, with expectations of power outages and downed trees. Then, well, the storm was a non-event; … Continue reading Cookbook Sunday Dinner: Sweet Onion Gratin
I'd like to think that I'm not the only one...but, I love cookbooks. I love getting them as gifts, buying them as a treat, and reading them while lying in bed to unwind from the day before falling asleep. A well-written cookbook tells a story of a cuisine or the author, or both, sometimes blatantly … Continue reading Cookbook Sunday Dinner
Growing up, for every birthday and every holiday, we had (still do!) something sweet--sometimes many, many sweet things and always cake. Mostly, the sweets were made by my mom, who stayed up all night or many nights in a row mixing, baking, and, when there was cake, decorating. One birthday, I had a Barbie doll cake … Continue reading For the love of cake
I grew up in the deep, deep South. Summers--and most of the year--were filled with thick, suffocatingly hot days and the nights were only marginally cooler, sometimes. I was a kid, I didn't notice. There was a pool to cool off in or a popsicle or ice cream to eat; and, there was fun to … Continue reading Summers, past & present