It feels as though summer may have sighed her final, warm sigh. I suppose the final days of summer are like the final days of your baby awakening in the night; you wish them away, begging for sleep, only to lie awake one night, longing for the sweet smell of that same baby curled in your lap in the still of the night. But she never calls. In the thick of it you feel like those nights will last forever, but then one day they are simply gone. Last week was still impossibly... Read The Rest →
This is the dish from our time in Chennai, that I cook the most. It is equally as satisfying for breakfast with an egg and filter coffee as it is for lunch with an ice cold glass of sweet lime soda, and as good hot as it is cold. It appeals to the entire stadium of taste buds and senses, as it is a little crunchy, a little sweet and a little sour and salty, too. This dish, like most south Indian dishes, initially seemed intimidating, given it’s complex... Read The Rest →
I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween and survived the sweetness, both visual and otherwise. My thoughts are beginning to drift off to a more relaxing weekend. Sleeping in a little, drinking coffee sitting down and snacking on something a little less sugary. I love scones and I love that they are sweet enough to satisfy, but not so much to ruin dreams of dessert after dark. This is one of my favorite recipes, uncovered while we were living in Brazil, and happens to be just perfect with my favorite... Read The Rest →
Fridays get me thinking about the weekend and food and soul recovery from a long week of work. I always begin dreaming of the weekend dishes I’ll make with the treasures I find at our farmers market stop on Saturday morning…and the downtime. This was a twist on a classic recipe I tried a few weeks back: Chicken noodle soup with vegetables, orecchiette pasta and wilted kale.