Red Wine Vinaigrette

We were a salad family. My parents put salad on the table every night for dinner. Whether or not we had other vegetables, no matter what the main dish was. Every. Single. Night. There was salad. I interviewed my mom about this recently, asking if salad was an intentional point of parenting with her and […]

Road Trip Breakfast Sandwiches

When I was pregnant with Jack, one of my many visions of our new life together was taking this baby out to see the world. Socializing him. Letting him feel the wind in his fuzzy hair. Introducing him to trees and lakes, the open road, and exotic snacks. And though I myself am resourceful, intuitive, […]

Food Uniform: Cheese

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know about the recent misadventures with our oven. If you haven’t, the short version of the story is that our very old oven whose death I have eagerly anticipated finally died in a dramatic and dangerous fashion. Luckily, we’re all fine! The new one’s been delivered and […]

Magic Green AP Sauce

I haven’t been in school for over ten years, much less in full-on “Back 2 Skool” mode. And yet, like clockwork, every September rolls around and I’m eager to get back to the mellow routine of whatever a schoolyear without anyone in actual school might feel like. (We do call Jack’s wonderful daycare “baby school,” […]

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 […]

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