Greek Quinoa Salad

Oh hey, hi! So you may have surmised a few things if you follow me on other social media:  1) the baby is here; 2) we’re all doing fine; 3) he’s the best. Another thing you may know is that I went back to work about a month ago. After a beautiful summer together with […]

That one kale salad

“Yes, but which one?” He had a point. The one with avocado and lemon and pepitas?  The one with pecorino and red pepper flakes and breadcrumbs?  The one with dates and almond butter and lime?  The one with… Today, Sunday, we were charged with bringing a salad, after making plans to see friends we hadn’t […]

Spring vegetables + buttermilk dressing

I’m kind of having what I’m calling a Tinkerbell moment.  I figure, if I clap enough and believe hard enough, Spring will eventually arrive in all its astonishing and gentle glory. You see, Spring this year has not been really showing up for work.  We all know it’s technically the season known as Spring, and […]

Of cabbage (salads) + kings

I’ll be honest.  I was already pretty psyched to talk about this salad with you, but then I watched this, and now have enough whimsy and light to carry me through to about April. I have forgotten how much I loved Alice in Wonderland.  The palette, the joyful absurdity in the language, bibbed and bonneted […]

Tomato peach salad with goat cheese

Summer evenings in Chicago are sort of magical. I mean, summer evenings in general are magical, but summers in Chicago send people spilling onto sidewalk patios, beer in hand, squinting from laughing and the blazing glow of another lofty pink sunset, a flip flop dangling from a crossed leg. Summer in Chicago is an exercise […]

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