Sometimes, it's actually just about food. One of the things I realized on our wild mother-daughter trip was that I need to double down on getting my daughter to expand her food horizons. When she was little, I did a fairly good job of introducing new foods and tastes, and I always had the back-up … Continue reading Rigatoni with artichoke hearts and red onion.
On a conference call last week, I remarked that some members of our group would not be attending. "So it's just we," I said to the four people on the call. "Perilous punctuation!" a colleague exclaimed. "You learned that grammar at Hutchison," he continued, "from that teacher with the cat-eye glasses who graded harder than … Continue reading Perilous punctuation.
Let’s keep this simple: Butternut squash is in season, as I’ve already mentioned. But perhaps you are not yet on team butternut squash and need another nudge. That hard-on-the-outside, uniquely shaped squash is one of my favorite things to cook. It strikes the perfect sweet-salty balance when prepared simply; it’s versatile; it’s good for you. … Continue reading Butternut.
Free write, with recipe links at the end: The weather turned completely, but not entirely without warning. The morning report, on the car radio, said the high for the day had occurred already, shortly past midnight. By nightfall it would be cold, with a chance of snow. It was a Saturday, our errand day. After … Continue reading The first cold night.
(One of those rare occasions when I bring my work-work into my personal writing.) We'll start here: This is the third and last time I'll post the recipe link, in case anyone hasn't taken the bait in the last two days: Here's the official recipe, according to the folks at Food52, who got the recipe … Continue reading And now a word about October.
Think of this, perhaps, as a sketch of something I'm still working out: The door jamb between our kitchen and the laundry room is unpainted on one side, littered with pencil marks -- initials, dates, hash lines that predate our moving in. It was one of the things clear in my imagining of our future, … Continue reading Underpainting.
Here's a confession (though not really, because anyone who knows me already knows this is true, so there's no need to confess): I post recipe links as suggestions not directions. I use those recipes to get me started, but I rarely, if ever, follow any of them as written. Instead, I do my own thing. … Continue reading What I cooked instead.
We were away for nine days, and we did not spend two nights in the same city/town. So, I did a lot of driving, with my best girl navigating because Siri wasn't getting the job done on her own. And my best girl was very calm, even when she was not entirely sure her mother … Continue reading All I did was drive, drive, drive.