Summer Salad with Herbs, Fresh Mozzarella, and Snap Peas

Last weekend, the weather here was peak summer. Full sun, 90-degree temps, humid, with infrequent, apathetic breezes ambling across my parents’ backyard. We kept cool in strategic shaded spots, including under the tree by the patio, its branches starting low, almost at ground level, and reaching out at a decidedly gentle, un-tree-like incline. You will […]

Pizza Dough v2

  I haven’t spent a lot of time going into the details of my pregnancy here. That’s mostly because this is a food blog and I have always been very much on the fence about making it a “lifestyle” blog, so I didn’t really see a place for most of those details on these pages. […]

Strawberry Rose Compote

We often hear that people who are good in the kitchen are either great cooks or great bakers, but not often both. Of the two, I’m far more comfortable and fluent in savory dishes than in sweet ones. Given the choice between a cheese plate and chocolate cake for dessert, I’ll take the cheese every […]

Basil Vinaigrette

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this blog. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how it might better represent who I am now, since who I am now cooks differently than who I was a year ago. That’s right, Handsome Jack is almost a year old. We did it! A lot of you have been […]

Buttermilk Pancakes

I’ve finally achieved one of my Lesser Kitchen Goals:  to be the sort of person who always has buttermilk around. Other goals of this order include making a habit out of measuring out cooked grains before freezing them, and cleaning the shelves of my refrigerator more than once per year. You’ll be pleased or disappointed to hear […]

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